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West coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH recently announced the release of their 12th full length studio album »Damned If You Do« via Nuclear Blast Records for December 7, 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 frontman Mike Howe. »Damned If You Do« is a cross between the band’s iconic »Blessing In Disguise« and »The Human Factor«.After unleashing the first musical taster in the form of a music video for the album’s title track two weeks ago, the band has now launched the second single, ‘Out Of Balance,’ today. Check out the track, featuring a splendid guitar solo, over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFUAq17Gk60
States guitar maestro Kurdt Vanderhoof,
“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.”
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ICYMI:Watch the music video for the band’s first single, ‘Damned If You Do’, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy5q7bxzy0w
»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.
»Damned If You Do« is something truly unique and special. The songs are powerful, precise, and METAL CHURCH’s musical vision is unified. From the haunting opener ‘Damned If You Do’ to the final hard-edged track ‘The War Electric,’ this new album is sure to resonate with fans from the band’s early years while garnering new ones. Songs like ‘By The Numbers,’ ‘Guillotine’ and ‘The Black Things’ are sure to become instant favorites!
»Damned If You Do« – Track Listing:
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