Brian ‘Head’ Welch Announces New Band Name and Upcoming Project
Welch says, “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 as well.” He continues, “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.”
Welch also explains that naming the band avoids any confusion between public speaking seminars and concert dates. “Many people have confused my speaking dates and our band dates because they were both being booked as Brian Head 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.”
He goes on to say, “Now with the new music coming out, its 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.” Welch held auditions for the band in 2009 via YouTube and he says, “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.”
The outfit’s most recent single ‘Paralyzed’ was released under the name Brian ‘Head’ Welch, and has been heating up music charts. Love & Death will be releasing their first project on April 24. A single titled ‘Chemicals’ will drop in March, and it will be accompanied by a semi-animated music video.