Kurdt Vanderhoof: Metal Church will release “Classic Live” via Rat Pak Records



RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE METAL CHURCH “CLASSIC LIVE”

West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “Classic Live” via Rat Pak Records on April 28, 2017. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic Metal Church songs recorded live on their 2016 tour and also includes a special bonus track; a powerful new studio version of “Fake Healer” that features a duet with Queensryche vocalist Todd La Torre.

Comments guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof; “This album not only commemorates the reunion between Mike 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”. Mike 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!”


On the subject of the “Fake Healer” duet with Todd, Mike Howe comments, “The idea came from the owner of our label Rat Pak Records (Joe). It was his idea to record this as a duet with Todd. It’s an amazing version and I think fans will be very surprised at how good it sounds!"


Queensryche singer Todd La Torre further comments, "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!”



Metal Church Classic Live is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak Records website in various bundles including vinyl, signed CD’s and t-shirts and can be found at: www.ratpakrecords.com/metal-church



TRACK LISTING:
01. Beyond the Black (Live)
02. Date with Poverty (Live)
03. Gods of a Second Chance (Live)
04. In Mourning (Live)
05. Watch the Children Pray (Live)
06. Start the Fire (Live)
07. No Friend of Mine (Live)
08. Badlands (Live)
09. Human Factor (Live)
10. Fake Healer (Bonus Studio Track) featuring Todd La Torre of Queensryche
11. Badlands (2015 Studio Version) *VINYL VERSION ONLY*

UPCOMING METAL CHURCH TOUR DATES / MORE DATES TBA!
*with Alter Bridge and In Flames


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*May 02

Starland Ballroom

Sayreville, NJ

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*May 03

Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Providence, RI

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*May 09

The Hippodrome

Baltimore, MD

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*May 11

Sherman Theater

Stroudsburg, PA

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* May 17

The Rave

Milwaukee, WI

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Jun 09

Sweden Rock Festival

Norje, Sweden

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Jun 10

Tivoli

Bremen, Germany

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Jun 11

Dynamo Club

Eindhoven, Netherlands

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Jun 12

Colos-Saal

Aschaffenburg, Germany

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Jun 13

Backstage

Munich, Germany

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Jun 14

Dascaan

Stuttgart, Germany

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Jun 16

Graspop Metal Meeting

Dessel, Belgium

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Jun 17

Stummsche Reithalle

Neunkirchen, Germany

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Jun 18

Hellfest Open Air Festival

Clisson, France

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Jun 20

The Underworld Camden

London, United Kingdom

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Jun 21

Audio

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Jun 22

Limelight 2

Belfast, United Kingdom

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Jun 23

Voodoo Lounge

Dublin, Ireland

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Jun 24

Thekla

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Jun 30

Barcelona Rock Fest

Barcelona, Spain

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Jul 15

Chicago Open Air

Bridgeview, IL

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Aug 05

Sylak Festival

Saint Maurice De Gourdans, France

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Aug 10

Hirsch

Nuremberg, Germany

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Aug 11

Into The Grave

Leeuwarden, Netherlands

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Aug 12

Vagos Metal Fest

Vagos, Portugal

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Sep 07

ProgPower USA

Atlanta, GA