Metal Church have recruited Ross The Boss and Let Us Prey vocalist Marc Lopes as the band’s new vocalist following the untimely passing of Mike Howe.


On Thursday (2nd), guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof issued the following statement on social media:

“Yes, the rumors are true, it’s official! Please welcome vocalist Marc Lopes to the congregation! We auditioned a handful of vocalists and while they were all great, Marc quickly became the clear choice. Both David Wayne and Mike Howe had a very unique, irreplaceable quality to their voices, so we were not looking for a clone of either. We wanted someone new, who could embrace the past, and also bring something fresh and exciting to the mix. Marc brings a very classic yet modern feel to the songs and we are looking forward to getting this new album out to you later this year! Thank you for your continued support of Metal Church!  Love & respect, Kurdt Vanderhoof”