Love & Death, the new band led by former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, will release its debut album “Between Here & Lost” tomorrow January 22nd via Tooth & Nail Records in the US and Canada. It will be released worldwide via Digitally Sound Records/Headdog Music. Recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch (RED, Breaking Benjamin) and mixed by Paul Pavao & Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot), 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”. The album trailer can be viewed here.
Love & Death 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” 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.”
“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 Crutch 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.
Sponsored by Mocha Club, an online community of people giving up the cost of a few mochas a month to fund relief and development projects in Africa, the full “War Of Change Tour” itinerary follows:
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
Love & Death will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn tonight at 8:30pm PDT / 11:30pm EDT. For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com
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.”
Love & Death will be touring extensively in 2013 to support the effort.