Brian 'Head' Welch releases debut in September
Former Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch is set to release his debut solo album ‘Save Me From Myself’, coming out September 9 on Driven Music Group, the label he co-founded.
Self-produced, the album was recorded over two years in Phoenix, AZ and features a string of guest musicians including Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, David Bowie) and Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails).
Mixed by Ralph Patlan and Bob Clearmountain, the album is an insight into the private life of Welch, including his battle with drug addiction, leaving Korn, and finding spirituality.
Lead single ‘Flush’ is described by Welch as “a perfect way for me to come back into the music world because it’s basically about flushing all the crap in life down the toilet and starting out fresh—exactly what I’ve been doing for the last few years. All the drama that I experienced with getting drunk and doing drugs, all the time seemed interesting and amusing to write about. That lifestyle is total insanity and I’m just glad I’m not dead.”
Welch’s autobiography, also called ‘Save Me From Myself’ was published last year and has been on the New York Times Best Seller list, selling over 70,000 copies. A second book, ‘Washed By Blood’, is due out June 24 and is an edited paperback version of ‘Save Me From Myself’, aimed at a younger audience and doesn’t contain the ‘profanity and gory details’ of the original version.
The track listing for ‘Save Me From Myself’ is:
‘Save Me From Myself’
‘Die Religion Die’
‘Washed By Blood’
–By our New York staff.