Metal Church founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof spoke to Metaleater's Tony Antunovich a few days ago about the band's much-anticipated new album XI, the return of vocalist Mike Howe, touring plans, illegal downloading and several other topics.
"When we found ourselves in need of a singer, you know, I sat there and though 'I just really honestly in my gut do not feel that there's a fourth singer for Metal Church,'" states Vanderhoof. "If we had to go down that road to find a fourth singer I was probably gonna hang up the Metal Church thing... maybe call it something different. But, no. Mike (Howe) coming back was perfect! This is not only going to keep the band going but it's going to kick it up a level too. So yeah, there's no doubt that there was not a fourth singer for Metal Church. It was either Mike or it was done."
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