West Coast metallic veterans METAL CHURCH will launch their 12th full-length studio album, “Damned If You Do”, on December 7 by way of Rat Pak Records. The effort will even be out there in Europe by way of Nuclear Blast and Japan by way of King Records. The newest launch is the follow-up to 2016’s “XI”, which noticed the return of legendary frontman Mike Howe.
“Damned If You Do” is described in a press launch as “a cross between the band’s iconic ‘Blessing In Disguise’ and ‘The Human Factor’. This new providing options ten totally charged, classic-metal-influenced songs that showcase the sound that has garnered the band a strong fanbase for over three many years,” the press launch provides.
Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof feedback: “I really feel this album is a really highly effective assertion to what METAL CHURCH has all the time been about. A tricky and aggressive old-school metallic album whereas sustaining a stage of musicality and melodic sensibilities.”
“Damned If You Do” additionally options Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P., LITA FORD), who joined METAL CHURCH because the alternative for longtime drummer Jeff Plate. Soon after hooking up with the group, Stet was identified with diffuse giant B-cell lymphoma. Miraculously, his therapies for the aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma labored and he was capable of start recording the brand new album.
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Speaking of the brand new album, Stet mentioned: “From the minute we began monitoring this new CD, I had the sensation that it was going to be one thing particular. I knew that I used to be going to do my finest to ship a high drum efficiency, not solely due to the excessive commonplace set by previous METAL CHURCH drummers, but in addition as a result of that is my first CD launch after being sick. I am past proud of all facets of this CD — nice songs, nice performances, nice manufacturing; simply an total nice CD! I adore it!”
“Damned If You Do” is one thing really distinctive and particular. The songs are highly effective, exact, and METAL CHURCH‘s musical imaginative and prescient is unified. From the haunting opener “Damned If You Do” to the ultimate hard-edged monitor “The War Electric”, this new album is certain to resonate with followers from the band’s early years whereas garnering new ones. Songs like “By The Numbers”, “Guillotine” and “The Black Things” are positive to change into on the spot favorites!
Howe feedback: “I am very excited in regards to the new launch. It all got here collectively approach higher than I even imagined. It’s a fantastic feeling to work actually laborious on a musical challenge pouring your coronary heart into it and hoping it comes out as one thing you may be happy with ultimately. I’ve been listening to it day by day and loving it! I hope our followers do as properly!”
“Damned If You Do” is out there in numerous codecs and bundle configurations, together with a restricted blue, black and white vinyl urgent with an alternate monitor sequence additionally an Ultimate Fan Bundle that features a private “thanks” telephone name from Howe.
“Damned If You Do” monitor itemizing:
01. Damned If You Do
02. The Black Things
03. By The Numbers
04. Revolution Underway
06. Rot Away
07. Into The Fold
08. Monkey Finger
09. Out Of Balance
10. The War Electric
METAL CHURCH is:
Mike Howe – Vocals
Kurdt Vanderhoof – Guitar
Stet Howland – Drums
Steve Unger – Bass
Rick Van Zandt – Guitar