Metal Church

Metal Church

Metal Church was an American heavy metal band from Aberdeen, Washington, USA. They were formed as Shrapnel in 1980 at the San Fransisco Bay Area by band leader guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof. Initially playing an abrasive and fast rendition of the NWOBHM sound, they released a few demos which sounded not too dissimilar to what Metallica will later popularize as thrash metal (Lars Ulrich even played several rehearsals with Metal Church before he joined Metallica, but was never a real member of the band).

Vintage Magazines with Metal Church

Screamer Magazine August 1991

Screamer Magazine August 1991
Issue: August 1991. Featuring: Metallica. Also Included Anthrax, Chrissy Steele, Havana Black, Noisy Mama, Primus, Saraya, Vicious Rumors, No Alibi and Much More.

Screamer Magazine July 1991

Screamer Magazine July 1991
Issue: July 1991. Featuring: Van Halen. Also Included Alice In Chains, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Anacrusis, Badlands, Body Count, Dweezil Zappa, Flies on Fire, Liquid Jesus, McQueen Street, Outlaw Blood, Stu Hamm, Tom Werman and Much More.

Screamer Magazine June 1991

Screamer Magazine June 1991
Issue: June 1991. Featuring: Skid Row. Also Included Poison, Slaughter, BulletBoys, Baton Rouge, Fishbone, Godflesh, Hall Aflame, Junkyard, Kik Tracee, Kix, Mind Funk, Warrior Soul and Much More.

Screamer Magazine March 1989

Screamer Magazine March 1989
Issue: March 1989. Featuring: Tesla. Also Included Skid Row, Warrant, Winger, Circle Jerks, Metal Church, Madel Fang, House of Lords, Dark Angel and Much More.

Screamer Magazine December 1988

Screamer Magazine December 1988
Issue: December 1988. Featuring: Quiet Riot. Also Included Pretty Boy Floyd, Animal, The Word, Precious Metal, Nuclear Assault and Much More.

Articles with Metal Church

RPR Set To Release Metal Church “Classic Live”

West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “Classic Live” via Rat Pak Records on April 28, 2017. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic Metal Church songs recorded live on their 2016 tour and also includes a special bonus track; a powerful new studio version of “Fake Healer” that features… Read more »


Metal Church Announce First Tour Since The Return Of Mike Howe

Hard rock titans Metal Church are hitting the road in the United States and Europe in support of their latest Rat Pak Records release XI. The band will be playing two warm-up shows in the state of Washington before heading out on the Monsters Of Rock cruise this month. The first leg of the United… Read more »


Metal Church Return With Legendary Vocalist Mike Howe And New Album XI (video)

Hard rock titans Metal Church return with their latest album XI slated for release on March 25th via Rat Pak Records. The band’s 11th studio release also marks the return of legendary vocalist and front man Mike Howe. The reunion between Mike and Metal Church started in July of 2014 when Mike started working with… Read more »


Metal Church – New Album EPK / Part 1 / The Return Of Mike Howe (video)

METAL CHURCH  / New Album EPK / Part 1 / “The Return of Mike Howe”! Part 1 features a behind the scenes look at the making of the new Metal Church album featuring singer Mike Howe and guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof & Rick Van Zandt.  Sign up for the official Metal Church newsletter at: http://www.MetalChurchOfficial.com and… Read more »


Metal Church Album Update, New Audio Teaser and More! (video)

Check out the new Metal Church album update with drummer Jeff Plate, along with some audio snippets of “Find Your Way” and “Killing Your Time”, both songs will be featured on the upcoming new release. You can watch the Metal Church update here: You can also hear another Metal Church audio snippet “Suffer Fools” with… Read more »


RPR set to release “Electric Wake” featuring Ronny Munroe (Metal Church) and more

Ronny Munroe’s Electric Wake is by far his best work to date! Produced by Bruce Bouillet and mixed by Jon Wyman, this 3rd offering from the Metal Church front man truly captures all the magic of the classic metal genre! “I wanted to create something that was totally new, but at the same time allow… Read more »


Rat Pak Records Set To Release Metal Church “Generation Nothing”

Metal Church “Generation Nothing” marks the bands 10th full length studio release and boasts the return to the band’s classic metal sound, says founding member Kurdt Vanderhoof, “It has elements of both the first album and the “The Dark”, but still embraces the new sound of the band without chasing the past.” Born out of… Read more »


Rat Pak Records Set To Release Metal Church “Generation Nothing”

Metal Church “Generation Nothing” marks the bands 10th full length studio release and boasts the return to the band’s classic metal sound, says founding member Kurdt Vanderhoof, “It has elements of both the first album and the “The Dark”, but still embraces the new sound of the band without chasing the past.” Born out of… Read more »


Screamer Magazine August 1991

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Screamer Magazine July 1991

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