Metal Church are back with a new album “XI”, since it’s their eleventh one, with Mike How returning. “XI” is a revisit of the band’s late ‘80s albums The Human Factor”, “Blessing In Disguise” and “Hanging In The Balance” combined with some modern elements. Talking about Howe’s return guitarist Kurt Vanderhoof said: “Sometimes I still can’t believe it myself, no one would have ever thought Mike would return after his departure almost two decades ago”. Mike Howe commented on his return: “At first I struggled with the decision to come back, but after hearing the riffs that Kurdt was writing, I just couldn’t resist, the music called to me and I wanted to be part of it!”