Metal Church Cancel Toronto & Montreal Shows Due To “Family Health Issues”

Metal Church have been forced to cancel their July 26 show at the Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario and their July 27 set at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec. The band issued the following statement:

“To all of our Metal Church fans in Canada, we are saddened to announce the cancellation our shows in Toronto and Montreal due to family health issues. We hope that you understand and hope to make it up to you in the not-so-distant future. Peace and love.”

Metal Church & Doro Announce U.S. Tour

Metal Church and Doro have announced a U.S. tour together. Images Of Eden will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

04/17 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
04/18 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues @ The Parish
04/19 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
04/20 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
05/02 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
05/03 Racine, WI – Route 20
05/04 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
05/05 St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
05/07 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
05/08 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/09 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/10 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
05/11 New Bedford, MA – The Vault @ Greasy Luck

Metal Church singer Mike Howe said the following:

“I am excited to get out on the road and embrace our faithful fans again, and any new fans are welcome into the fold! I’m also looking forward to joining forces with legendary metal singer Doro Pesch!! You will not be disappointed!”

Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof added:

“We are excited to hit the road in support of ‘Damned If You Do’ and couldn’t be happier to share the stage with the legendary Doro Pesch.”

Doro, who is planning to play “best of” Warlock sets, also commented:

“We are doing a double headliner tour with our longtime friends Metal Church. What a superb power package for all metal fans. I am so excited to hit the stage together with Metal Church and I am very sure that the fans in the United States will be as thrilled as we are!!

We will play all these hits, but we will also have a lot more stuff ready from our latest albums, so fans can expect a nice dose of brand new Doro songs from the both very successful albums ‘Forever Warriors’ and ‘Forever United.’ We will play our new anthem ‘All For Metal’ and ‘Living Life To The Fullest’, which is dedicated to my dear, sadly missed friend Lemmy.”

Metal Church Premiere New Song “Out Of Balance”

Metal Church have premiered a new song titled “Out Of Balance.” This track is from the band’s new album “Damned If You Do,” which will be released on December 7. Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof commented:

“The song is about finding your place in your life and making peace with it. Realizing that your life is a series of choices and at the end of the day being able to accept that fact.”

Metal Church Premiere “Damned If You Do” Video

Metal Church have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Damned If You Do.” That effort will be released on December 7.

Singer Mike Howe commented:

“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!”

Drummer Stet Howland added:

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

Metal Church To Release New Album “Damned If You Do” In December

Metal Church have revealed the details for their new album “Damned If You Do.” The effort will be released on December 7 and the cover art and track listing can be seen below:

“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”

Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof said the following:

“I feel this album is a very powerful statement to what Metal Church has always been about. A tough and aggressive old-school metal album while maintaining a level of musicality and melodic sensibilities.”

Drummer Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P., etc.) also commented:

“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 [with non-Hodgkin lymphoma]. I’m beyond happy with all aspects of this CD — great songs, great performances, great production; just an overall great CD! I love it!”

Frontman Mike Howe added:

“I’m very excited about the new release. It all came together way better than I even imagined. It’s a great feeling to work really hard on a musical project pouring your heart into it and hoping it comes out as something you can be proud of in the end. I have been listening to it every day and loving it! I hope our fans do as well!”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.