of The Front Row Report
recently conducted an interview with former KORN
guitarist and current LOVE & DEATH
frontman Brian "Head" Welch
. You can now listen to the chat at The Front Row Report
.LOVE & DEATH
's debut album, "Between Here & Lost"
, will be released on January 22 via Tooth & Nail Records
. Recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch
, BREAKING BENJAMIN
) and mixed by Paul Pavao
, Ben Grosse
) and Jim Monti
), 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
filmed a video for the song "The Abandoning"
on November 10, 2012 with director — and UNDERØATH
drummer — Daniel Davison
. LOVE & DEATH
is comprised of 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," stated Welch
. "However, we came out on top and the end result is a very real, raw and 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 and melodies of each song.""Between Here & Lost"
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
11. BruisesLOVE & 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 lineup 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.