U.S. heavy metal titans Metal Church will unleash their latest record, XI, on March 25th through Nuclear Blast Records. Not only that, but the band will be showcasing songs from this killer release live during May with a string of European club shows, as well as the Rock Hard Festival. Support for the club shows will come from Antwerp, Belgium-based metallers Bliksem and Dutch old-school thrashers Distillator. See all dates below!

XI was produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof and co-produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier. The band’s 11th studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and frontman Mike Howe. From the first guitar riff of album opener Reset through the driving outro of album closer Suffer Fools, it is clear Metal Church are back and better than ever. Needle and Suture and Soul Eating Machine showcase the songwriting that made the early Mike Howe albums The Human Factor, Blessing In Disguise and Hanging In The Balance such fan favourites. The epic Signal Path and Sky Falls In clock in at over 7-minutes each and showcase the amazing musicianship that Metal Church are known for on full display in 2016.

The track listing for XI is:
Killing Your Time
No Tomorrow
Signal Path
Sky Falls In
Needle & Suture
Blow Your Mind
Soul Eating Machine
It Waits
Suffer Fools
Fan The Fire
(Exclusive Bonus Track)

Metal Church On Tour w/Bliksem & Distillator:
06.05. DEU – Hamburg – Klubsen
07.05. DEU – Hannover – Musikzentrum
08.05. DEU – Saarbrücken – Garage
10.05. ENG – London – Underworld
12.05. SUI – Pratteln – Z7
13.05. DEU – Regensburg – Airport Obertraubling
14.05. DEU – Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Festival*
15.05. DEU – Berlin – Columbia Theater

*Metal Church Only

Other Metal Church Dates Confirmed for 2016:
19.02. USA – Aberdeen, WA – The D&R Theatre
20.02. USA – Fife, WA – Louie G’s
22. – 26.02. USA – Miami, FL – Monsters Of Rock Cruise
14. – 16.07. DEU – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!! Festival
16.07. NED – Eindhoven – Dynamo Metal Fest
05.08. FIN – Pori – Porispere Festival
06.08. DEU – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
13.08. BEL – Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Fest