The first teaser for METAL CHURCH‘s upcoming album is on the market under. The follow-up to 2016’s “XI” marks the band’s first launch because the departure of drummer Jeff Plate and addition of Stet Howland.
“XI” was issued in March 2016 by way of Rat Pak Records. Produced by guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier, the band’s eleventh studio LP was METAL CHURCH‘s first because the return of singer Mike Howe.
Kurdt advised Eonmusic that the response to “XI” exceeded the band’s expectations. “As far as America’s involved, we charted increased than we ever have,” he mentioned. “There’s some actually nice issues in regards to the new music business for us now, as a result of we do it ourselves, for probably the most half, and we do it at our tempo with none stress. There’s very restricted exterior affect, and that was one of many issues Mike wished to test that out earlier than coming again, which I completely perceive.”
Added Mike: “There was at all times one thing with the final albums that bothered us, and we would look again and the file cowl sucked, and the sound combine was not the best. Our songwriting we actually preferred, nevertheless it acquired pushed in ways in which we did not like, due to administration and outdoors forces. So this was like we acquired to return and do some unfinished enterprise, and do an album all on our personal, begin to end, from the artistic half to the recording, to the blending. Kurdt was superb, and we all know what we wish METAL CHURCH to sound like and current to the group, and to the followers. This is the primary album that we have ever been in a position to do this from begin to end and say, ‘This is us — how we consider METAL CHURCH ought to sound and look, and act.’ If it falls on its face, or if there’s one thing flawed, then we will solely blame ourselves, however a minimum of we did it and we tried our hardest.”
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METAL CHURCH‘s newest launch was “Classic Live”, which got here out in April 2017 by way of Rat Pak Records. Produced by Vanderhoof, this special-edition launch featured 9 traditional METAL CHURCH songs recorded stay on the band’s 2016 tour and likewise included a particular bonus observe, a robust new studio model of “Fake Healer”, that includes a duet with QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Todd La Torre.