Rat Pak Records have released a new EPK showcasing veteran Heavy Metal band Metal Church working on their new album.
The first part above features a behind-the-scenes look at returned vocalist Mike Howe and guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Rick Van Zandt in the recording studio in the band's hometown of Aberdeen, WA.
"Kurdt Vanderhoof got a hold of me in August of 2014 and he proposed me coming back to the band," states Howe. "He said Ronnie (Munroe) had left the band and he just didn't want to carry on with Metal Church unless maybe I would considered coming back. So I said 'I don't know, but I'm open to it. Let's see what kind of music we can come up with. I told him that I was open to it, but I wanted to see what kind of music we could come up with.' So Kurdt went went back to the studio and started writing songs in the vein of Hanging in the Balance where we left off twenty years ago, and he sent them to me over the Internet and I was like 'damn! The guy still has it and he's doing great work!' So he sent me another batch, and that batch was just as good, if not better, than the others. So from there, I said 'Well, I can't say no to this. Let's see how it goes.' So I started writing lyrics and getting together it's now morphed into this... being back in Aberdeen in the studio making the Metal Church record."
Listen to Metal Church's new version of their classic 1989 hit Badlands.