Metal Church have reunited and have entered the studio to begin work on their comeback album for a late summer/early fall 2013 release. The band celebrated their reunion aboard the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise back in January and played their debut album Metal Church in its entirety. Check out the fan-filmed video footage of their performance below.
Speaking to Metal As Fuck, Munroe stated about the possibility of a new studio album from Metal Church: “We’ve got plans. We’re going to start working on a new record and maybe do some festivals this summer. We’ll keep everyone posted as soon as we make up our minds on that. We wanted to see how this went, and it went very very well. Kurdt has sent me a couple of things here and there, but it’s nothing really that has stuck yet. We pretty much stopped doing that to focus on [70000 Tons Of Metal]. So when he gets back, he’s got a few things to do, and then he’s going to bury his head in writing some new stuff. It’ll be phenomenal. He’s a great writer. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Asked if this is a permanent reunion, Munroe said: “Well, time will tell. We’ll do a record, and we’re just not going to do things the way that we did before. We’re not 25 anymore. [I’m] not saying that we’re old, but we need to do things the right way.”
Added Plate: “Everybody understands that this is a complicated business. A lot of things had to fall into place. We gotta get a good record put together and done first; to be honest, that’s the first thing. There’s a distance between some of the bandmembers, but that’s really not so much of an issue. It’s really getting the music to the ears of the fans, in their hands and then getting with someone who can put us in the right environment, at the right show, working with the right band.”