Sometimes, we go by a feel or vibe. In our process, we try to whittle things down to favorite songs, but we both have to agree that we like them to be on a CD. It’s not that we didn’t like these for some reason, they just weren’t as liked in our minds as the ones that went on the CD.
When I spoke with Kurdt about rejoining the band, I told him I’m not here for nostalgia. I’m very proud of what we did in the past, but I’m not here because of it. I’m here because I want to write quality new metal.
‘Damned if You Do’ is record number two of Metal Church after the legendary Mike Howe rejoined the band in 2014. The return of Howe, who already enriched albums like ‘Hanging in Balance’ with his great voice, gave a real push for the powerhouse.
Once I popped in XI, I knew immediately that Howe was in top form, and all things are right in the world of Metal Church.