Former Korn Guitarist, Brian ‘Head’ Welch, Releases Debut Album With New Band Love & Death [VIDEO]
Love & Death, the new band led by former Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, will release its debut album 'Between Here & Lost' on January 22nd via Tooth & Nail Records. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch (RED, Breaking Benjamin) and mixed by Paul Pavao and Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot) and Jim Monti (Korn). The CD consists of 11 tracks, ranging from songs about personal struggle and triumph to emotionally charged anthems to a riff heavy rendition of Devo's 1980 hit 'Whip It'
Love & Death formed when Welch decided to have open auditions on YouTube in 2009. “I picked the guys and then had a jam session in Phoenix” says Welch. “Over the last couple of years, there have been a few line up changes as we went through normal growing pains. The current band has been together and touring for a while now and they are a big part of the new music and the future of Love & Death.”
The band is comprised of Brian “Head” Welch, lead guitarist JR Bareis, bassist Michael Valentine, and drummer Dan Johnson.
Like the album title suggests, 'Between Here & Lost' captures the honesty of light and darkness, beauty and tragedy, good and evil, delivered by a band with intense passion and commitment to the message of its music.
“This record was birthed from trials, tribulations, pain, suffering, anxiety, depression, and drama” says Welch. “However, we came out on top and the end result is a very real, raw & honest record. We are so stoked for people to hear it! From our opening song 'The Abandoning', to our cover of Devo's 'Whip it', to our collaboration with Mattie Montgomery from For Today on 'I W8 4 U', It's an exciting piece of art and the listener will feel the different range of emotions with the lyrics & melodies of each song."
“Between Here & Lost” track listing:
01. The Abandoning
02. Whip It
03. Watching The Bottom Fall
04. By The Way...
06. My Disaster
07. I W8 4 U (featuring Mattie Montgomery)
08. Fading Away
Love & Death is teaming up with Thousand Foot Krutch to launch the 15-city “War Of Change Tour”. The tour also features The Letter Black and The Wedding. The tour kicks off Feb. 21 in Columbia, MD and plays in significant club venues in 10 states before wrapping up March 17 in Huntington, WV.
Here is the list of their tour locations and dates:
2/21 Columbia, MD GeneXaret
2/22 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
2/23 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
2/24 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
2/28 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
3/1 Toledo, OH Rocket Bar
3/2 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
3/6 Dallas, TX Trees
3/8 Lubbock, TX City Bank Auditorium
3/9 Helotes, TX Josabi's
3/10 Corpus Christi, TX Texas House of Rock
3/14 Joliet, IL Mojoes
3/15 Louisville, KY The Vernon Club
3/16 Chattanooga, TN Warehouse
3/17 Huntington, WV The Big Sandy Arena Ballroom
Watch the 'Love & Death' album trailer for 'Between Here & Lost' below: