METAL CHURCH unleash new single & music video “Damned If You Do”

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.

Hot on the heels of the aforementioned announcement, METAL CHURCH have released the first music video for the title track Damned If You Do. The song is quintessential METAL CHURCH and showcases the sound that has garnered the band fans all around the globe, with its driving guitar riffs, punishing drum beat and instantly recognizable vocals.

The live performance video can be seen here:

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Comments Mike Howe“I hope the fans enjoy this first video, it really sets the tone for the entire album. We are doing our best to keep metal alive METAL CHURCH style. Damned if we didn’t!”

Adds Stet Howland“From my first listen of the ‘Damned If You Do‘ demo I was blown away. From Mike’s “hummm” intro to Kurdt’s bad ass guitar riff to the infectious chorus, I was hooked! If I was any more excited people would have to call me “shit legs.” Hahaha.”

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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
05. Guillotine
06. Rot Away
07. Into The Fold
08. Monkey Finger
09. Out Of Balance
10. The War Electric


Mike Howe | vocals
Kurdt Vanderhoof | guitars
Stet Howland | drums
Steve Unger | bass
Rick Van Zandt | guitars

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