The wait is finally over, the highly anticipated new album from Love and Death – ‘Perfectly Preserved‘ – is out now, find on your streaming platform of choice here. To celebrate the release of their first LP in eight years, Brian ‘Head’ Welch (Korn), Jasen Rauch (Breaking Benjamin) JR Bareis and Isaiah Perez will take to the stage for their first performance together for their globally streamed album release concert. Joining the band for their epic streaming event will be Lacey Sturm formerly of Flyleaf, Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin and Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire. The first broadcast of the event will take place at 5pm PST/7pm CST/8pm EST with the event being available on demand for 48 hours after. Tickets available here.
Speaking on his excitement for the upcoming streaming event, Brian “Head” Welch shares: “Regarding the album release concert February 12, I’m actually quite shocked that we are going to pull off such an amazing event with some special very guests who live in different states–all during a world-wide pandemic!”
Love and Death have released 3 tracks from ‘Perfectly Preserved’ prior to its release. Official single “Down” debuted at #32 at active rock radio, making it one of the most added tracks at the format this past week. “White Flag” and “The Hunter” featuring Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin, followed. Between them, the 3 tracks have clocked up an impressive 2.13 million streams between them.
Love and Death will be treating fans to a once-in-a-lifetime, globally streamed concert event this evening Friday, February 12th – at 5pm PST/7pm CST/8pm EST. The event features songs from both the new album, Perfectly Preserved, as well as several tracks off 2013’s Between Here and Lost and will feature several guest performances from Lacey Sturmformerly of Flyleaf, Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin and Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire. Tickets and bundles are available now with shirts, CDs, Vinyl, and even a very limited guitar bundle signed by all the band and guest performers at the event. Head to loveanddeath.veeps.com for full info and to purchase.
- Let Me Love You (feat Lacey Sturm)
- Death Of Us
- Slow Fire
- The Hunter (feat. Keith Wallen)
- Lo Lamento
- White Flag (feat Ryan Hayes)
About Love and Death
Love and Death began with the similar raw, authentic emotional honesty that drove singer/guitarist Brian “Head” Welch to multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning heights as a cofounder of genre trailblazers Korn. Forged as an outlet for recovery and redemption in a season of change, the formation of Love and Death resulted in the dynamic 2013 debutBetween Here & Lost. The album spoke plainly to the hearts of similarly disenfranchised fans all across the world.
Love and Death now return with Perfectly Preserved, a crushing yet accessible full-length follow-up, driven by the spiritual resilience inherent in the first record, combined with an even starker depiction of real-life struggle. Anger, broken relationships, lowered self-worth, and the collision of optimistic values with oppressive systems are all on display, from the arresting refrains of “Tragedy,” “Death of Us,” and “Affliction,” to the bold, conqueror driven anthem of “White Flag.” Simply put, it is heavy music to vigorously confront depression, heartbreak, and pain.
Perfectly Preserved marks the introduction of guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter Jasen Rauch as a full-fledged member of the band, as well as second time producer for Love and Death (co-production from Joe Rickard). Jasen, best known as an integral part of chart-topping rockers Breaking Benjamin, produced Love and Death‘s first album in 2013. Completing this definitive lineup as they charge into this new chapter are the band’s original guitarist, JR Bareis, who now shares vocals with Welch, and powerhouse drummer Isaiah Perez. Much like A Perfect Circle or Stone Sour, Love and Death isn’t a “side project” or replacement for the guys’ respective bands. It’s an extension and companion, offering each of them a unique outlet to explore different aspects of their creative passions.
It’s also an opportunity for further collaboration with their friends from other bands. “The Hunter“ features Jasen’s Breaking Benjamin bandmate (and solo artist) Keith Wallen, who was also a major co-writer on the project, and longtime comrade and former Flyleaf singer, Lacey Sturm lends her vocals to a metallic rendition of a surprising pop cover. As their fans have learned to expect, Love and Death are fearless in their open examination of contradictions and failure, making confessional music with an underlying anchor of purpose and hope. Like the band’s very moniker suggests, both ‘Love’ and ‘Death’ are very present in all that they do.