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Brian "Head" Welch Recording Sophomore Album

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Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and his band are in Nashville recording their next album with Grammy-nominated producer Rob Graves (RED, Pillar). The album is targeted for completion February 2010, with a release shortly thereafter on his Driven Music Group label (with distribution through Ryko/Warner Music Group).

“The production on our new record is going awesome with Rob Graves,” said Welch. “Our goal is to get the record completely mixed and mastered by the first part of February, and released immediately thereafter. My band is together, helping with the recording, and we will be ready for a full U.S. tour beginning early next year.”

Earlier this year, HEAD announced that he had chosen his bandmates—Michael Valentine (bass); Scott Von Heldt (guitars); Ralph Patlan (guitars); Brian Ruedy (keyboards, programming) and Dan Johnson (drums). The band toured lightly in 2009; but is ready to hit the road full time in 2010.

In 2007, HEAD penned a New York Times best-selling (non-fiction) autobiography, “Save Me From Myself” (Harper Collins). HEAD’s debut album, also entitled SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, was released on September 9, 2008 with Driven Music Group, through Ryko Distribution/Warner Music Group, Word Entertainment (Christian market), and Warner Music International (ADA Global—Canada). The album debuted at #13 on Billboard’s “Top Hard Rock Albums” chart, and continues to impact the market.

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1. Supastan writes:

really hoping this is some brutal a$$ grindcore... put that 7 string to use boy!!!! i never thought id say this about anybody but this dude needs to get back on the dope. i would love to hear KORN come back to pre-ISSUES, it cant be that hard

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. n0thinghead writes:

#1 ftw!!! i agree with u completely man.

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# Nov 20, 2009 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KanadianKoRn writes:

itll come....i hope.

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KanadianKoRn writes:

and when i say itl come and i hope, i mean the old korn sound, im not to interested in heads stuff.

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck me, right? writes:

The last album was, um, decent at best... the first 4 or 5 songs were alright but the rest of the album sounded like it was recorded in a hurry using the same melodies and structures..

I hope he gets his sh** together and makes this next album sound like some old school korn, aggressive and heavy.

# Nov 20, 2009 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. n0thinghead writes:

^^^^ most likely it won't b happening man, kuz once someone "finds" god (as if he's a f***ing leopardchaun in hiding), they just drop all the "aggressive and heavy" stuff along with everything that basically makes them who they r.

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. weasel321 writes:

n0thinghead - I could not disagree more.

# Nov 23, 2009 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. WOLF7 writes:

nah, I reckon it will be pretty aggressive. Brian is even more f-cked up now than before, if only mentally

# Nov 24, 2009 @ 5:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Infatuation_with_malevolence writes:

Obviously none heard heads solo cd its way heavier than the crap korn is putting out now and thats becuz munky is not that good of a guitar player and jons become a diva. Head will never return to to korn i think he is better off as a solo artist. And to the one that said that once they go christian they lose all their heaviness and aggresiviness. You need to look up a band called impending doom their a christian band and tell me their not aggressive and heavy. You all just need to wake up korn is dead. They think by having ross robinson back as producer that will rejuvinate what the had in 94 and 96? Whatever. They are missing the key factors that made korn their sound. HEAD AND DAVID!!

# Dec 16, 2009 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^I heard it. And just because it's better than what Korn is putting out doesn't make it good (it had a few descent songs on it-definately nothing to write home about). I also went to see Head live... Yeah, won't do THAT again. Luckily I didn't pay for either.

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