Both of these guitarists are innovators through simplicity. System of a Down / Scars on Broadway axeman Daron Malakian has been mixing modern metal riffing with Middle Eastern tones to create one of the most unique sounds in metal over the past two decades. Infectious guitar lines found in System of a Down tracks such as 'Toxicity,' 'Aerials' and 'B.Y.O.B,' among other tracks, have set Malakian apart as a true revolutionary when it comes to guitar playing.
Brian 'Head' Welch
Brian 'Head' Welch, guitarist for Korn and frontman for Love & Death, contributes a monthly column to Loudwire called HeAd's KoRner. In this latest edition, Head takes us inside his reunion with Korn and offers a glimpse into the recording for the band's upcoming album, 'The Paradigm Shift,' due out Oct. 1. He also addresses some backlash from a select group of his Christian fans and talks about a really cool experience with his daughter Jennae. Check out the latest edition of HeAd's KoRner below:
Korn fans have had a lot to be thankful for lately with Brian 'Head' Welch's return to the band after an eight-year break and news that that their "best album ever" is completed. We discussed those things and more with the band's guitarists, Munky and Head, in our exclusive interview with the duo at Rock on the Range.
These are the best of times for Korn, who have reunited with guitarist Brian "Head" Welch both onstage and in the studio. Loudwire met up with Head and fellow Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer on the Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet and discussed reviving the onetime dynamic and how it feels to renew the personal and professional relationship. Check out out interview with the Korn guitarists below:
Last night (May 15), Brian 'Head' Welch returned to the stage with Korn to perform his first full set with the band since leaving the multiplatinum act in 2005. A packed crowd in Belle Vernon, Pa., were the lucky bunch to witness Welch's return, and we've got all the details from the gig for you to sink your teeth into.
Korn's reconciliation with guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch has been taken to the next level, as the band just revealed a video depicting Welch in the studio with Korn. The team of Jonathan Davis, James 'Munky' Shaffer, Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu and Brian 'Head' Welch have gathered to record their first album together in 10 years.
Brian 'Head' Welch, guitarist for Korn and frontman of Love and Death, is a guest columnist for Loudwire. In his latest 'HeAd's KoRner' column, Welch honors late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who passed away on Saturday, April 13, after spending four-plus years in a coma or semi-concious state following a 2008 car accident. Read Head's touching account in which he remembers Chi and recalls a 2009 visit to the hospital to see his ailing friend:
Korn have just announced the latest phase of original guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch's integration back into the band's touring lineup. Although Head's spot in Korn isn't permanent quite yet, all signs point to great things ahead. With that sentiment in mind, Korn have just revealed a batch of tour dates which will feature Head performing headlining U.S. shows with the band for the first time since 2004.