Tag Archives: Metal Church

Metal Church share “PIck A God and Prey” lyric video; new album arriving in May

Posted by on March 23, 2023

  West coast thrash veterans Metal Church have announced their 13th studio album, Congregation of Annihilation, set to arrive on May 26th via Rat Pak Records. The album marks the first release since the tragic death of legendary frontman Mike Howe and features new vocalist Marc Lopes. The record takes the band back to their […]

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ICYMI: Metal Church recruit vocalist Marc Lopes (Ross The Boss)

Posted by on February 7, 2023

  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 […]

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Limited edition memorial booklet and t-shirt remembering late Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe to be released

Posted by on November 4, 2021

  A special, limited edition booklet and t-shirt package memorializing late Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe is on the way.  “Many of you have asked if there would be an official Mike Howe memorial booklet & shirt,” wrote guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof in a social media statement announcing the package. “It took some time, but here […]

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Metal Church singer Mike Howe’s death ruled suicide

Posted by on July 30, 2021

  Metal Church singer Mike Howe passed away on July 26th at the age of 55. Today (30th), TMZ reported his death was ruled a suicide. A spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Dept. revealed  his cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging and official authorities have called it a suicide.  […]

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Slipknot & Stone Sour blackout social media in honor of Joey Jordison

Posted by on July 28, 2021

  This week we’ve lost not one but two remarkable musicians: former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe. Both passed away on July 26th, 2021 as the tributes for both continue to pour. While we’ve shared a few reactions on Jordison, Slipknot and Stone Sour have blacked out their social media […]

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Metal Church singer Mike Howe has passed away

Posted by on July 26, 2021

  We are shocked and saddened to report Metal Church singer Mike Howe has passed away. He was 55-years-old. No cause of death has been revealed. Metal Church confirmed the news of his passing on the band’s Facebook with the following statement: “It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/22: Nature, nurture, Nightwish, numbers

Posted by on April 22, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad time with a Nightwish album, so its nice to get one while the world is in such a muddied state. Their new double album is […]

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Vote for your favorite video of the week 2/28

Posted by on February 28, 2020

  This week, we’ve already seen videos from Jinjer, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Igorrr. Therefore, we decided to do something a little different and include these three, along with seven new videos for you to vote as your favorite video of the week. Last week, we compiled eight videos, and based on the poll, the winning […]

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New & Noteworthy: February 21st – Everybody Loves New Music…

Posted by on February 21, 2020

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new music from one of the founders of heavy metal itself, Ozzy Osbourne, as well as the new Demons & Wizards, The Amity Affliction, and more. For last week’s […]

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Doro and Metal Church announce co-headlining U.S Tour

Posted by on January 23, 2019

The metal queen, Doro Pesch, and Metal Church have announced that they will be joining forces for a U.S. spring tour as Images of Eden will be supporting both acts for the entire trek. Metal Church will be promoting their latest effort with 2018’s Damned If You Do as well as 2016’s XI, along with […]

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