VANDERHOOF, the band led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, have set May 20 as the North American release date for their sophomore full-length effort, "A Blur In Time". In other news, the band been hard at work at building a brand new recording studio. "We found the ideal building for it and have been framing walls, installing electrical wire and hanging sheetrock," the group wrote on their official web site. "It's really been a group effort, with everyone bringing their own area of expertise to the project! When it's completed later this month, it will house a state of the art recording studio with both 24-track analog and full digital capabilities... all the toys we need to achieve the perfect balance between 'classic' and '21st century'! There is also a huge rehearsal room and a lounge area with amenities, so the big question is, 'Once we get in there, will we ever leave??' "