METAL CHURCH vocalist Ronny Munroe has been forced to cancel his previously announced three solo shows in the New York area. He says in a statement, "I have a severe case of strep throat and the doctor's have told me they don't want me to sing, let alone fly. I'm doing everything I can to get healthy again and appreciate and thank you for your understanding. I hate letting down my friends and fans... You can't imagine how horrible I feel about having to cancel and promise to come back to New York to perform for you at another date. I really love N.Y."
Ronny Munroe's "The Vision" video can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jill Lange Nesbitt and features an appearance by Ronny's daughter Tianna.
Musicians featured in the video:
Vocals - Ronny Munroe
Guitar 1 - Rick Van Zandt
Guitar 2 - Dennis Drake
Bass - George Hernandez
Drums - Bobby Nesbitt
Munroe's new solo album, "Lords Of The Edge", came out on October 18, 2011 via Rat Pak Records. The CD features the guitar mastery of Stu Marshall (EMPIRES OF EDEN), Chris Caffery (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE), and Michael Wilton (QUEENSRŸCHE) and is described in a press release as "a true metal offering that delivers an onslaught of fist-pumping, guitar-driven heavy metal."
"We wanted to create something that was totally new, but at the same time, true metal fans could hear everything that we were influenced by growing up in the classic metal era," said Ronny. "'Lords Of The Edge' sounds a little bit like what would happen if you put METAL CHURCH's 'Light In The Dark' CD into a blender with QUEENSRŸCHE's first EP and JUDAS PRIEST's 'Painkiller', then mixed it with some present-day themes and a shot of pure adrenaline."
The opening tracks, "Just Breathe" and "Full Circle", offer fast and furious guitar assaults with high-energy vocals, while tracks like "The Vision" and "Touched By A Demon" take on a more haunting melodic approach that set up the listener for the gritty, power-metal influenced tracks like "Let Them Feed" and "Rock And A Hard Place".