West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “The Final Sermon” (Live in Japan 2019) via Rat Pak Records (America) and Reaper Entertainment (Europe) on July 26, 2024. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this Special Edition live release features one of the final recorded performances of Mike Howe with Metal Church, which took place over two nights at Club Citta in Kawasaki, Japan during their 2019 "Damned If You Do" Tour.  Kurdt Vanderhoof comments, “We recorded these two shows in Japan with the intention of Mike entering the studio to polish-up any inconsistencies and/or to re-track anything that didn’t come out correctly, but he never got the chance. First the pandemic hit, and then of course his tragic passing, so what you are hearing is exactly what the audience heard that night, Mike giving it his all, live and uncensored! This album not only commemorates our 2019 Damned If You Do tour, but also pays homage to our friend and brother's legacy. The album will arrive on the 3rd Anniversary of his passing, and it is our hope that Mike will continue to be remembered for the music and love he brought to the world."

Track Listing
01. Damned If You Do
02. Needle and Suture
03. Fake Healer
04. In Mourning
05. Human Factor
06. Date with Poverty
07. The Black Things
08. Gods of A Second Chance
09. Start the Fire
10. Watch the Children Pray
11. Beyond the Black
12. By the Numbers
13. No Friend of Mine
14. Badlands 
Bonus Tracks (cd and digital)
15. Agent Green 
16. Anthem to the Estranged

WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE 07/26/2024  



Metal Church "The Final Sermon" Autographed CD Bundle (pre-order)
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Metal Church "The Final Sermon" Autographed CD Bundle (pre-order) includes singed CD sleeve (signed by Kurdt Vanderhoof and Rick Van Zandt), Kurdt Vanderhoof signature album guitar pick, ltd print triangle vinyl sticker, 4x4 ltd print insert and Metal Church 2x2 sticker, only available while supplies last!

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METAL CHURCH “THE FINAL SERMON” DELUXE FAN BUNDLE
METAL CHURCH DELUXE FAN BUNDLE [LTD STOCK] INCLUDES: "THE FINAL SERMON" DOUBLE VINYL RECORD, HAND AUTOGRAPHED CD BUNDLE (SIGNED BY RICK & KURDT) OFFICIAL ALBUM GUITAR PICK, LTD PRINT CASSETTE TAPE, 4x4 OFFICIAL ALBUM PATCH, KURDT VANDERHOOF (LIVE IN JAPAN) SIGNATURE GUITAR PICK, RICK VAN ZANDT SIGNATURE GUITAR PICK, "LIVE IN JAPAN" METAL CHURCH LOGO BUTTON (ROUND), 3x4 ALL ACCESS SATIN STICKIE BADGE, 5x5 SATIN STICKIE BADGE (ALTERNATE DESIGN), LTD PRINT TRIANGLE VIP VINYL STICKER AND LIMITED PRINT 4x4 INSERT  [ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!]
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