West coast metal veterans Metal Church are back with a lyric video for another song from their upcoming “From The Vault” collection. The song was an unfinished idea from the summer 2019 recording sessions that would become the “Damned If You Do” release. “For No Reason” is quintessential Metal Church and showcases the sound that has earned that band a loyal legion of fans around the globe. The lyric video for “For No Reason” can be seen below.
This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 16 previously unreleased tracks from the Mike Howe era, which include four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band’s fan favorite classic “Conductor”. The remaining tracks are compiled from various recordings in the band’s history and include five tracks from 2018’s Damned if You Do recording sessions, three cover songs and three unreleased bonus tracks from the “XI” album. Tracks 1 through 4 were mixed and mastered by Chris “The Wizard Collier” (KXM, Whitesnake, Prong, Korn) and Tracks 5 through 16 were mixed & mastered by Kurdt Vanderhoof.
Born out of the West Coast Metal scene of the 80’s, Metal Church quickly became one of the standout talents of the genre. After signing a deal with Elektra records, they released two critically acclaimed albums, their self-titled release “Metal Church” and “The Dark”. With the heavy metal scene starting to rise in the U.S., Metal Church set out on a very successful tour with label mates Metallica. They tackled political and social issues of the day with the releases of Blessing In Disguise and The Human Factor. At a time when heavy metal bands moved from the underground and became part of the hair band/pop fad, Metal Church stayed true to their roots. In March of 2016 Metal Church released their eleventh studio album “XI” that reached #57 on the Billboard Top 200 and also landed on several other charts around the globe. Metal Church’s previous album “Damned If You Do” was the follow up to “XI” and landed on numerous charts around the globe in 2018. The album has been described as a cross between the band’s iconic “Blessing In Disguise” and “The Human Factor” albums.