Heavy metal titans, METAL CHURCH, released their latest album entitled “XI”, in March this year through Nuclear Blast Records. After a successful European tour with DISTILLATOR and BLIKSEM in May and two US touring treks, the band are back in Europe for a few festival shows and selected headline dates. The tour started last weekend with enthusiastically celebrated shows at Bang Your Head!!! Festival in Balingen, Germany and at Dynamo Metalfest in Eindhoven, Holland.
Dates as follows:
05.08. FIN Pori – Porispere Festival
06.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
09.08. I Ascoli Piceno – Beast Coast Festival
10.08. I Novara – Phenomenon
12.08. D Essen – Turock
13.08. B Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Fest
w/ MEGADETH, AMON AMARTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HAVOK
20.09. USA Casper, WY – Casper Events Ctr.
22.09. USA Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
27.09. USA Seattle, WA – Wamu Theater
28.09. USA Eugene, OR – Mathew Knight Ctr.
29.09. USA San Jose, CA – National Civic
01.10. USA Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Arena
03.10. USA Council Bluffs, IA – Mid-America Rec. Ctr.
04.10. USA St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
05.10. USA Chicago, IL – Sears Center
07.10. USA Moline, IL – Iwireless Ctr.
08.10. USA Milwaukee, WI – UWM Panther Arena
09.10. USA Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
11.10. USA Bethlehem, PA – Sands Events Center
12.10. USA Worcester, MA – DCU Center
13.10. USA Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
14.10. USA Newark, NJ – Prudential Ctr.
16.10. USA Camden, NJ – BB & T Pavilion
“XI” was produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier.
From the first guitar riff of album opener ‘Reset’ through the driving outro of album closer ‘Suffer Fools,’ it is clear METAL CHURCH are back and better than ever. ‘Needle and Suture’ and ‘Soul Eating Machine’ showcase the songwriting that made the early Mike Howe albums »The Human Factor,« »Blessing In Disguise« and »Hanging In The Balance« such fan favourites. The epic ‘Signal Path’ and ‘Sky Falls In’ clock in at over 7 minutes each and showcase the amazing musicianship that METAL CHURCH are known for, which is on full display in 2016.
More on “XI”:
‘Reset’ OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS: https://youtu.be/Tr75lFA9Mg4
‘Killing Your Time’ OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS: https://youtu.be/KFD9t3dvvPc
‘No Tomorrow’ OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ary17dRnC3o
‘No Tomorrow’ BEHIND THE SCENES: https://youtu.be/Rr0bHRjfhmU
The Return Of Mike Howe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLBQKXQlKSc
Album Update & Audio Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ofl_R51pSg