West coast metal veterans Metal Church have released a new music video for ‘Needle and Suture‘, a song from the band’s latest album ‘XI‘ which was released on March 25th of this year via Rat Pak Records and debuted at #57 on the Billboard top 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album units for the week ending March 31. Metal Church ‘XI‘ is the band’s eleventh studio album and also marks the return of legendary front man Mike Howe.
The coinciding ‘XI‘ tour showcased the invigorated lineup to audiences around the world, where they performed at several European festivals including: Wacken, Dynamo, Rock Hard, Alcatraz, Beast Coast Festival, Porispere and many more hot spots around Europe. The U.S. leg of the tour paired them with Armored Saint for a co-headlining run, and also saw them supporting Megadeth’s ‘Dystopia‘ tour, alongside Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies and the Butcher Babies. The band performed over 50 headline shows and also appeared on both the Monsters of Rock Cruise and the Ozzfest meets Knotfest kickoff show.
The band is currently working on new material and will be announcing some new show dates and few other cool surprises in the coming days!
Mike Howe (vocals)
Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar)
Jeff Plate (drums)
Steve Unger (bass)
Rick VanZandt (guitar)