‘Lo Lamento’, a brand new song from Love and Death, the band led by Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, can be streamed below. Joining Welch on the track are Breaking Benjamin‘s Jasen Rauch, who produced the song, JR Bareis (from Islander and Love and Death) and Dan Johnson from RED. Head shares vocal duties on the track with Bareis.
Welch tells Loudwire: “‘Lo Lamento’ is a song that came from an idea producer Jasen Rauch and writer Mark Holeman had on our last album, ‘Between Here And Lost’. It was actually the original chorus for our song ‘I W8 4 U’, but it sounded way too melodic for that crushing song, as you can imagine. To me, ‘Lo Lamento’ paints a picture lyrically about infidelity and a once picture perfect relationship left in ruins.”
“Lo Lamento” is being given away as a free download to everyone who purchases Welch‘s new book, “With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles And Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn”, via his official webstore at BrianHeadWelch.net. Due on May 17 from Nelson Books, it is the guitarist’s account of the brutal, eye-opening eight years he spent as a single dad after leaving Korn, leading up to his controversial decision to rejoin the band in 2013 and reconcile with the tribe of people he once considered family in the metal music scene. Written with Carol Traver, the book is 240 pages in length, featuring 16 full-color photos from Welch‘s personal archive.
“Save Me From Myself”, Welch‘s very public and disruptive conversion not only inspired him to leave a life of unbelievable excess with the band he helped found, but also gave him the strength he needed to overcome addictions to cocaine, alcohol, pills, as well as the drug that would almost completely destroy his life: meth amphetamines. Nevertheless, his instinct for bad decisions lingered, and what followed was a near decade-long trial by fire-from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving financial ruin-this intensely inspiring redemption saga is unlike any other.
Told with humor and no-holds-barred frankness, the raw and brutally honest follow-up to Welch‘s 2007 bestseller “Save Me From Myself” will appeal to a wide range of readers. “With My Eyes Wide Open” is truly an inspiring story for all.
Love and Death‘s debut album “Between Here & Lost” sold around 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 95 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was originally issued on January 22. 2013 via Tooth & Nail Records.
Our album review of Between Here & Lost can be read here.
Love And Death formed when Welch decided to have open auditions onYouTube 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.”
Video below: ‘Lo Lamento’