Former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has announced that his band will from now on go by the name LOVE AND DEATH."I put this band together in 2009," states Welch. "Since then, we've experienced some very intense highs and lows. Michael Valentine, Dan Johnson, J.R. Bareis and myself have toured around the world playing a lot of killer shows, but we've also had some heart-shattering difficulties along the way. To us, the name LOVE AND DEATH symbolizes everything we've been through as a band over the last few years. We love this band so much and we'll go through hell to connect with our fans. We've proven that to ourselves over and over again." With LOVE AND DEATH, the music now lives under its own banner. "Many people have confused my speaking dates and our band dates because they were both being booked as Brian 'Head' Welch," says Welch. "I have wanted to use a band name for branding my music for a few years. It has been an ongoing discussion with my management, but we were just starting to tour and I was in the middle of supporting my third book and it seemed like a bad time to switch names. Now with the new music coming out, it's time to really separate the things I do. I want the music to be about music. I will still be doing public speaking under Brian 'Head' Welch. I am happy that all the confusion will be over." LOVE AND 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 AND DEATH." LOVE AND DEATH's first official music project will be released on April 24. A single, "Chemicals", will precede the effort sometime in March, along with an intense semi-animated music video shot by POAB Designs/Martillo Pictures.
The band's latest single, "Paralyzed", is #5 on the BDS rock chart (the single was released under the name BRIAN HEAD WELCH). The song was produced by Jason Rauch (RED, BREAKING BENJAMIN) and mixed by Lee Bridges (THIRD DAY, NEWSBOYS). For more information, visit www.loveanddeathmusic.com.