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Metal Church - Generation Nothing coming October 22nd

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The reunited METAL CHURCHRonny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Rick Van Zandt on guitars, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums — will release tenth studio album, "Generation Nothing", on October 22 via Kurdt's label Body Of Work Recordings in conjunction with Rat Pak Records.

"Generation Nothing" track listing:

01. Bullet Proof
02. Dead City
03. Generation Nothing
04. Noises In The Wall
05. Jump The Gun
06. Suiciety
07. Scream
08. Hits Keep Comin'
09. Close To The Bone
10. The Media Horse

The "Generation Nothing" title track can now be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

According to Vanderhoof, "Generation Nothing" — which was recorded at Kurdt's English Channel studio in Washingtion — marks a "return to [METAL CHURCH's] classic metal sound. It has elements of the first album and 'The Dark', but still embraces the new sound of the band without chasing the past."

Munroe said in a recent interview with Metal Assault that the new METAL CHURCH effort would contain material that is "very reminiscent of the old days with some stuff that's very 'now.'" He added: "There's a bit of… I'm not going to say 'prog' because it's not, but there's a couple of elements in there that are a little bit progressive. For the most part, out of this batch of songs, they really sound more reminiscent of the early days than anything we've done before with this lineup. This excites me very much, and I think the fans are really going to dig it."

Regarding the circumstances that led to METAL CHURCH's breakup in 2009, Ronny said: "Well, in a nutshell, without going into a huge and long story here, it was certain aspects of things that had continued to happen to the band throughout its career. Not having the proper management and the proper people in place that were handling us. You know, we ended up taking some shows we shouldn't have taken and that just led to where Kurdt was really getting fed up and then we all kind of got that way. Basically, we figured before we end up disbanding because of other reasons such as maybe starting to fight with one another or whatnot, we decided to go ahead and end it then. We all ended up friends and we wanted to keep it that way. So I won't go into specifics, but we all know what the music industry is like now compared to what it was like back then. We just didn't have the right people in our camp."

Asked what the band is going to do differently this time around to avoid falling into the same trap, Ronny said: "This time around we're going to release this next record on Kurdt's label. Basically, Kurdt and the band and whatnot are taking a lot more control of the situation. Yes, maybe the downloading thing is even worse than 2009, but also on the other hand, if you know what you're doing and you use the Internet correctly, you can actually have success.Kurdt's been doing that with his prog band PRESTO BALLET and whatnot. In this day and age, the time is right to go and try something on your own. If it doesn't work, you can always end up going out and searching for a label or something. We're going to take a shot at it and see what happens and I think we're probably going to have some decent success."

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The teaser track sounded promising.

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Listening to the title track now... sounds OK but I have yet to hear anything from the Munroe-fronted version of MC that has totally floored me.

 

They were one of my faves back in the day so I really want them to do something that makes me jump up & down and go "fuck yeah, Metal Church is BACK!" but it hasn't quite happened yet.

 

That said... this track "Generation Kill" may be the closest they've come so far. I wanna hear more.

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Listening to the title track now... sounds OK but I have yet to hear anything from the Munroe-fronted version of MC that has totally floored me.

 

They were one of my faves back in the day so I really want them to do something that makes me jump up & down and go "fuck yeah, Metal Church is BACK!" but it hasn't quite happened yet.

 

That said... this track "Generation Kill" may be the closest they've come so far. I wanna hear more.

 

 

I agree Man.. Nothing I have heard from Metal Church with Ronnie Munroe on vocals has totally blown Me away yet, but this DOES sound promising, Like you I wanna hear more....

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One of my favourite bands, who had two of my favourite-ever vocalists (Wayne and Howe) but since Howe left, I haven't been hugely impressed with anything they've done. Pity.

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One of my favourite bands, who had two of my favourite-ever vocalists (Wayne and Howe) but since Howe left, I haven't been hugely impressed with anything they've done. Pity.

 

Agreed, since Howe left their output has been average at best.....

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One of my favourite bands, who had two of my favourite-ever vocalists (Wayne and Howe) but since Howe left, I haven't been hugely impressed with anything they've done. Pity.

 

Agreed, since Howe left their output has been average at best.....

 

 

Any idea what happened to him? Great metal vocalist! I read somewhere that he'd died, but not sure it's confirmed...

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Howe's not dead but he's out of the music biz. Last I heard he was working in the construction field somewhere in Kentucky.

 

If memory serves he hopped onstage at a Metal Church show some years back and did a song with'em when they came through his area but that's the last time he was sighted.

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Howe's not dead but he's out of the music biz. Last I heard he was working in the construction field somewhere in Kentucky.

 

If memory serves he hopped onstage at a Metal Church show some years back and did a song with'em when they came through his area but that's the last time he was sighted.

 

Shame he's not recording any more. There are rumours of his death online, so I'm very glad to hear that they are 'greatly exaggerated'! :tumbsup:

 

So pleased that I saw him live, fronting Metal Church in London. Great gig, fantastic singer.

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Howe's not dead but he's out of the music biz. Last I heard he was working in the construction field somewhere in Kentucky.

 

If memory serves he hopped onstage at a Metal Church show some years back and did a song with'em when they came through his area but that's the last time he was sighted.

Shame he's not recording any more. There are rumours of his death online, so I'm very glad to hear that they are 'greatly exaggerated'! :tumbsup:

 

So pleased that I saw him live, fronting Metal Church in London. Great gig, fantastic singer.

 

I much prefer the Mike Howe-fronted version of Metal Church ... although I'll probably give this new album a listen at some point :)

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Got this one in the mail yesterday and have been listening to it pretty much non-stop. A damn fine effort IMO, and will most likely be my fave METAL release of 2013 (not sure if anything else is scheduled for release this year with even a remote chance of topping this one).

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A good album with Ronnie singing very much like the late great David Wayne r.i.p.

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