Former KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has issued the following update:
“Life is a crazy roller coaster ride, man. The ups and downs we go through are enough to drive us insane if we let them.
“I’m sure all of you know the story of my separation from KORN many years ago and the victories and struggles I’ve been through since. Through it all, I’ve noticed something really cool happen in me the last few years. I’ve actually grown to accept and appreciate the struggles in life so much, because without them, there would be no victories.
“Recently, I have split from my record label Driven Music Group and I have faced many new struggles in my life. However, I’ve also been traveling the world with my band (Valentine, Dan and J.R.) playing for you, my amazing fans! I am so excited to announce that a new chapter in my life is finally here and I’m so thankful that all of you can be a part of it!
“I know a lot of you have been waiting a long time for new music from us, and honestly, so have we! Which is why we’re so excited to tell you that we’ve been writing and recording with Jasen Rauch, one of the top producers and former guitarist of RED.
“It feels amazing to be back in the studio and making new music!
“A new EP will be out early next year, and we cannot wait for you to hear what we’re working on! It is definitely some of the best music I’ve ever been a part of.
“The good news is, you won’t have to wait until next year for new music though. On October 4th, we will be releasing our new single called ‘Paralyzed’. I hope you love the song as much as we do! We are definitely getting great feedback so far. A video for ‘Paralyzed’ will also be released around the same time. The single will be available at iTunes and other digital download sites. It will be sent out to radio stations as well.
“Can you guys please do us a huge favor? Please spread the word about the October 4th release date of ‘Paralyzed’ and call your local radio stations and ask them to play it. Use any means necessary to get the word out — word of mouth, flyers, and obviously Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and any other social sites out there! We really appreciate all of your help.
“As most of you know, this isn’t only about selling our music. There is a much higher purpose with what we do, so please help us pour some love into people’s lives.
“We also want to let you know we will be headlining the ‘Over My Head Tour’ presented by Mocha Club this September. We’re excited to travel throughout the Western United States with our homies in PROJECT 86, SPOKEN, and THE WEDDING. There will also be VIP packages available for each date of the ‘Over My Head Tour’. Packages will include a meet-and-greet, a collectible tour lanyard, an autographed poster, early entry, a photo opportunity with the bands and more. Look for more information about the tour on our website and Facebook page.
“In October, we’re gonna hit the road again with RED, ECHOES THE FALL and ICON FOR HIRE. Check out our website, BrianHeadWelch.net, for tour dates. It’s gonna be a long two-month tour, but I’m stoked because, for the first time ever, my daughter Jennea will be joining us on the road full-time!
“We’re really looking forward to seeing all of you on the road, so come on out to say what’s up and rock with us!
“We will be offering our email subscribers exclusive, sneak peeks at our music before next year’s release.
“If you have not signed up for our emails, go to BrianHeadWelch.net and sign up today. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear our new music first!
“Thank you all so much for your support! We seriously love you all!”