West coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release their 12th full length studio album Damned If You Do via Nuclear Blast Records on December 7th 2018 (Rat Pak Records/America & King Records/Japan).
The latest release is the follow-up to their highly successful 2016 album XI, which saw the return of legendary front man Mike Howe!
Damned If You Do is a cross between the band’s iconic Blessing In Disguise and The Human Factor with this new offering featuring ten fully-charged, classic-metal influenced songs showcasing the sound that has garnered the band a solid fan base for over 3 decades.
After unleashing their first new single two weeks ago, the band has now launched the second single, “Out Of Balance”. Check out the video below!
Guitar maestro Kurdt Vanderhoof comments, “The song is about finding your place in your life and making peace with it. Realising that your life is a series of choices and at the end of the day being able to accept that fact.”
Purchase the single now: http://nblast.de/MCOutOfBalance
Pre-order Damned If You Do now, here: http://nblast.de/MetalChurchDIYD
Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘Damned If You Do’ instantly: http://nblast.de/MetalChurchDIYDIT
Listen to ‘Damned If You Do’ in the NB Novelties Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/nuclearblastrecords/playlist/6aw9wiedFzzhJiI96DhNhw?si=i32Q7wtKTqm3zRkj6U8paA
Damned If You Do also features new drummer Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P./Lita Ford). Stet first arrived after the departure of long-time drummer Jeff Plate, but soon after joining the band he was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Miraculously his treatments for the aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma worked and he was able to begin recording the new album.
Speaking of the new album Stet Howland comments, “From the minute we started tracking this new CD, I had the feeling that it was going to be something special. I knew that I was going to do my best to deliver a top drum performance, not only because of the high standard set by past METAL CHURCH drummers, but also because this is my first CD release after being sick. I’m beyond happy with all aspects of this CD, great songs, great performances, great production, just an overall great CD! I love it!”