Brian "Head" Welch, former Korn guitarist and member of The Whosoevers before his conversion to Christianity, is releasing his first single with his band Love and Death titled "Chemicals."
That's right, the man named as number 26 on the list of the world's greatest metal guitarists has released the all important first single which has premiered with great reviews.
"It's been really good and positive. I've yet to hear anything negative. We're pretty stoked on the reaction. The song is solid and the video makes it even better. It'll be coming out soon," Welch told The Revolvermag.com.
Welch, who left Korn in 2005 as a result of making Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior, to make music that reflected that decision and to concentrate on being a father, has teamed up with Michael Valentine (bass, backing vocals), Dan Johnson (drums) and JR Bareis (lead guitar, backing vocals) to form Love and Death. The single is the first song of five to come from the band's upcoming EP also titled Chemicals.
Besides his musical skills, Welch has been known to bring a depth to his music through lyrical content, and the new single is no different.
"'Chemicals' brings a few different subjects to mind: chemical warfare, battling depression, being trapped in the insanity of drug addiction. I'm sure people will get different things out of it," he said to Revolver.