METAL CHURCH Reveals Cover Art, Tracklisting For New Album XI
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 2:36 PM
Out March 25th Via Rat Pak Records
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Hard rock titans METAL CHURCH have announced the track listing and unveiled the cover for their latest album XI, slated for release on March 25th via Rat Pak Records. The band’s 11th studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and front man Mike Howe. The new album is available for pre-order in various exclusive bundles via http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/metal-church. A limited number of the Deluxe International Version are available on the website and features a bonus disc of 8 extra songs. Other bundles include guitar picks, stickers, a special edition behind the scenes photo book, t-shirts and even a limited number of personal phone calls from Mike Howe himself. The album is also available for pre-order on Amazon, Google Play and via iTunes at http://smarturl.it/MCXIiTunes and fans that order the digital version will receive an instant download of “Killing Your Time” from the new album. 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 is 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 favorites. Musical opuses “Signal Path” and “Sky Falls In” clock in at over 7-minutes each and put the musicianship that METAL CHURCH was known for on full display in 2016.
METAL CHURCH recently released an official music video for the debut single from XI, “No Tomorrow”. The video can be seen on KNAC.COMHERE and was filmed in the Satsop Nuclear Facility, an abandoned nuclear power plant in Elma, Washington. The video was directed by Jamie Chamberlin of Black Dahlia Films and features a unique visual that ties in to the location.
The track listing for XI is:
"Killing Your Time"
"Sky Falls In"
"Needle & Suture"
"Blow Your Mind"
"Soul Eating Machine"
[DELUXE INTERNATIONAL VERSION / BONUS DISC]
(Available on Rat Pak Records website only)
"The Enemy Mind"
"Signal Path" (Radio edit)
"Badlands" (2015 version)
"Shadow" (Demo version)
"No Tomorrow" (Alt mix)
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