Metal Church – New Rat Pak Release And Tour Dates With Alter Bridge & In Flames

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Heavy metal cornerstone artists Metal Church will release “Classic Live” through Rat Pak Records on April 28th. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic Metal Church songs captured on their 2016 tour and the CD  includes a special bonus track; a powerful new studio version of “Fake Healer” that features a duet with Queensryche vocalist Todd La Torre.

La Torre shares, “Having been a fan of Metal Church since my early teens, never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined that the great Mike Howe would re-join the band! Getting the opportunity to record a duet to the track Fake Healer was beyond amazing!

Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof tells us, “This album not only commemorates the reunion between Mike (Howe) and the band, but it also pays tribute to some of the more popular songs of that era. It’s really cool to see so many old fans and new fans of all ages enjoying these classics as we perform them live, so it only made sense to release this”.

Howe adds “It’s an honor to be back and it makes me very happy to see that almost 3 decades later, fans are still enjoying these songs!

Metal Church Classic Live” is currently available for pre-order at the Rat Pak Records website in various bundles including vinyl, signed CD’s and t-shirts and can be found at:

Current scheduled tour dates:

May 02nd – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ **
May 03rd – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI **
May 09th – The Hippodrome – Baltimore, MD **
May 11th – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA **
May 17th – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI **
Jun 09th – Sweden Rock Festival – Norje, Sweden
Jun 10th – Tivoli – Bremen, Germany
Jun 11th – Dynamo Club – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Jun 12th – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany
Jun 13th – Backstage – Munich, Germany
Jun 14th – Dascaan – Stuttgart, Germany
Jun 16th – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium
Jun 17th – Stummsche Reithalle – Neunkirchen, Germany
Jun 18th – Hellfest Open Air Festival – Clisson, France
Jun 20th – The Underworld Camden – London, United Kingdom
Jun 21st – Audio – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jun 22nd – Limelight 2 – Belfast, United Kingdom
Jun 23rd – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, Ireland
Jun 24th – Thekla – Bristol, United Kingdom
Jun 30th – Barcelona Rock Fest – Barcelona, Spain
Jul 15th – Chicago Open Air – Bridgeview, IL
Aug 05th – Sylak Festival – Saint Maurice De Gourdans, France
Aug 10th – Hirsch – Nuremberg, Germany
Aug 11th – Into The Grave – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Aug 12th – Vagos Metal Fest – Vagos, Portugal
Sep 07th – ProgPower USA – Atlanta, GA

**with Alter Bridge and In Flames