West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “From the Vault” via REAPER ENTERTAINMENT on April 10, 2020, in Europe. This latest release is a unique edition compilation album that features 16 previously unreleased tracks from the Mike Howe era, which include four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band’s fan-favorite classic “Conductor.” The remaining tracks are compiled from various recordings in the band’s history and include five tracks from 2018’s Damned if You Do recording sessions, three cover songs, and three unreleased bonus tracks from the “XI” album. Tracks 1 through 4 were mixed and mastered by Chris “The Wizard Collier” (KXM, Whitesnake, Prong, Korn), and Tracks 5 through 16 were mixed & mastered by Kurdt Vanderhoof.
Mike Howe comments;
“This album is for the fans and has some cool unreleased tracks on it; I think metal Church fans everywhere will enjoy it!”
Born out of the West Coast Metal scene of the ’80s, Metal Church quickly became one of the standout talents of the genre. After signing a deal with Elektra records, they released two critically acclaimed albums, their self-titled release Metal Church and The Dark. With the heavy metal scene starting to rise in the U.S., Metal Church set out on a very successful tour with label mates Metallica. They tackled political and social issues of the day with the releases of Blessing In Disguise and The Human Factor. At a time when heavy metal bands moved from the underground and became part of the hair band/pop fad, Metal Church stayed true to their roots. In March of 2016, Metal Church released their eleventh studio album XI that reached #57 on the Billboard Top 200 and also landed on several other charts around the globe. Metal Church’s previous album Damned If You Do was the follow up to XI and landed on numerous charts around the world in 2018. The album has been described as a cross between the band’s iconic Blessing In Disguise and The Human Factor albums.
Pre-order “From The Vault” here: https://www.reapermusic.de/metal-church-from-the-vault
More info coming soon – stay tuned!
Metal Church are
Mike Howe – Vocals
Kurdt Vanderhoof – Guitars
Stet Howland – Drums
Steve Unger – Bass
Rick Van Zandt – Guitars
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