Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch's band that he formed via YouTube, Love & Death, will make their debut this fall.
Love & Death's debut album "Between Here & Lost" is set for a November 20th release date via Tooth & Nail Records.
Recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch (RED, Breaking Benjamin) and mixed by Paul Pavao & Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Disturbed), and Jim Monti (Korn), the CD consists of 11 tracks, ranging from songs about personal struggle and triumph ("Chemicals", "My Disaster", "Paralyzed") to emotionally charged anthems ("Fading Away" "Watching The Bottom Fall") to a riff heavy rendition of Devo's 1980 hit "Whip It".
Love & Death is comprised of Brian "Head" Welch, lead guitarist JR Bareis, bassist Michael Valentine, and drummer Dan Johnson.
"This record was birthed from trials, tribulations, pain, suffering, anxiety, depression, and drama" states 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."
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."
"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 will be touring extensively in 2013 to support the effort.