The legendary U.S. thrash metal band Metal Church will reunite at two shows of the upcoming 70.000 tons of metal festival (Jan. 28th - Feb. 1th 2013 at Miami, Florida)! This sensation has recently been announced at the official festival website and the announcement can also be found by now at the official site of the band.. The line-up will be: Ronny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds on guitars, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums.
For one of their two shows on board, they will play their debut album, "Metal Church", in its entirety. The other show will be a "greatest-hits" set. The band will give the fans the opportunity to vote for this greatest-hits setlist. Details on how to vote will be announced soon.
I recall having them first seen on a VHS magazine called "Metal XS Vol. 1". It was a old-school VHS tape that you could buy back in the 90's when youtube and the like weren't around yet. It was besides magazines the only way to stay updated on news of the metal-scene as well as to see interview footage and even moreover to see videoclips the bands produced to promote their albums. There were also TV shows like Headbangers Ball, Hard 'n Heavy but they were shown at silly times you could never watch.
So I saw that interview with the band and the videoclip for "Badlands" which totally rocked. The song is sort of a bit more melodic songs but has a quite raw and powerfull ending plus it has the lyrics refereing to a person in quite a problematic situation which raised my attention. The song got me that much that I watched it again and again and a while afterwards bought the "Hanging in the balance" album for a cheap price, followed up by the "Blessings in disguise" album on which you can find the song "Badlands" as a import CD for a fairly high price. Anyway, both CD's were quite worth the price I paid.
If you want to check them out, do so with the song "Fake Healer" I found on their official myspace page It's from the same album that "Badlands" can be found but has a bit more of the usuallly more rawer side the band mostly sticks to.