Love And Death: “Our new music feels like a step up – it’s been a six- or seven-year process of collecting riffs”

[L-R] Brian 'Head' Welch and JR Bareis of Love and Death
(Image credit: Jeff Hahne/Jason Squires/Getty Images)

“We’re excited and pumped up… just trying to make the best of this crazy little era we’re living in,” says Love And Death frontman Brian ‘Head’ Welch – also of Korn – when Guitar World congratulates him and co-guitarist JR Bareis on their latest release. 

The pair are currently promoting second album Perfectly Preserved which, come to think of it, would also be a fitting description for the long dreadlocks sported by both musicians…

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).