The Abandoning, the new video from Love And Death, the band led by former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, can be seen below. The clip was filmed November 10, 2012 with director — and Underøath/ex-Norma Jean drummer — Daniel Davison.
The Abandoning comes off Love And Death‘s debut album, Between Here & Lost, the album has been released last week [Jan. 22] via Tooth & Nail Records.
Between Here & Lost was recorded in Nashville with producer Jasen Rauch [RED, Breaking Benjamin] and mixed by Paul Pavao, Ben Grosse [Marilyn Manson, Disturbed]and Jim Monti [Korn], the CD consists of 11 tracks, ranging from songs about personal struggle and triumph [“Chemicals”, “My Disaster”, “Paralyzed“] to emotionally charged anthems [“Fading Away”, “Watching The Bottom Fall”] to a riff-heavy rendition of DEVO‘s 1980 hit “Whip It”.
Like the album title suggests, Between Here & Lost captures the honesty of light and darkness, beauty and tragedy, good and evil, delivered by a band with intense passion and commitment to the message of its music.
“This record was birthed from trials, tribulations, pain, suffering, anxiety, depression, and drama,” states Welch. “However, we came out on top and the end result is a very real, raw and honest record. We are so stoked for people to hear it! From our opening song, ‘The Abandoning’, to our cover of DEVO‘s ‘Whip it’, to our collaboration with Mattie Montgomery from For Today on ‘I W8 4 U’, It’s an exciting piece of art and the listener will feel the different range of emotions with the lyrics and melodies of each song.”
Our album review of Between Here & Lost can be read here.
Love And Death will be touring extensively in 2013 to support the effort. Upcoming dates and locations are listed below.
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.”
01. The Abandoning
02. Whip It
03. Watching The Bottom Fall
04. By The Way…
06. My Disaster
07. I W8 4 U [featuring Mattie Montgomery]
08. Fading Away
Feb 21 GeneXaret, Columbia, MD
Feb 22 Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
Feb 23 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
Feb 24 Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
Feb 28 Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 01 Rocket Bar, Toledo, OH
Mar 02 The Machine Shop, Flint, MI
Mar 06 Trees, Dallas, TX
Mar 08 City Bank Auditorium, Lubbock, TX
Mar 09 Josabi’s Helotes, TX
Mar 10 Texas House of Rock, Corpus Christi, TX
Mar 14 Mojoes, Joliet, IL
Mar 15 The Vernon Club, Louisville, KY
Mar 16 Warehouse, Chattanooga, TN
Mar 17 The Big Sandy Arena Ballroom, Huntington, WV
Brian “Head” Welch – Vocals/Guitar
JR Bareis – Lead Guitar
Michael Valentine – Bass
Dan Johnson – Drums
Video below: Love And Death – The Abandoning
Video below: Love And Death – Between Here & Lost trailer
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