Ex-Korn Guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch Unveils ‘Chemicals’ Album Cover

2012-04-08

Story by Anne Erickson

Former Korn guitarist releases album art for Love and Death’s ‘Chemicals’

Former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has a new name for his Christian metal band, Love and Death, and the guys are revving up to release their new EP, “Chemicals,” on April 24. The band waited until last minute to share the cover art for the EP, but they’ve finally unveiled it, and you can check it out to the left.

Before Love and Death, Welch created music using simply his name. But, as he describes, creating music as “Brian ‘Head’ Welch” created some confusion for fans, especially since Welch books motivational speeches under his full name.

“Many people have confused my speaking dates and our band dates because they were both being booked as Brian ‘Head’ Welch,” Welch said in a statement. “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.”

As for the band name, Love and Death, Welch says it symbolizes the “highs and lows” he and his band have been through over the years. “I put this band together in 2009… 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,” he said. “To us, the name Love and Death symbolizes everything we’ve been through as a band over the last few years… We’ve proven that to ourselves over and over again.”

 




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