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

(video) METAL CHURCH to Release ‘Congregation Of Annihilation’ on May 26 via Rat Pak Records

West coast thrash metal veterans Metal Church will release their 13th studio album, Congregation of Annihilation, on May 26th via Rat Pak Records (America) and Reaper Entertainment (Europe). The new album marks the first release since the tragic death of legendary front man Mike Howe who passed in July of 2021. It also marks the first album with new vocalist Marc Lopes (Ross the Boss… Read more »

(watch) TODD MICHAEL HALL Releases Music Video For “LET LOOSE TONIGHT” From The Upcoming Rat Pack Records Solo Debut, Sonic Healing

Following the recent release of the debut track “Overdrive” from Riot V vocalist Todd Michael Hall, Todd is releasing another video from the upcoming debut solo album Sonic Healing. The track “Let Loose Tonight” is a classic-sounding rocker that talks about the uplifting feeling of unwinding with live music after a long day. This message… Read more »

Metal Hall of Fame Gala Now Available on Amazon Prime Television

Metal Hall of Fame All-Star Jam LR: Joe Satriani, Pat Gesualdo, Geoff Tate, Steve Vai, Chris Poland Photo: Ron Lyon The Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala – the most important night in metal – can now be seen on exclusively on Amazon Prime Television. The program features an overview with features of the 2020 Metal Hall of… Read more »

Metal Church Unveil Lyric Video For “Dead On The Vine”

On the heels of the excitement of the recent announcement that west coast metal veterans Metal Church will release From the Vault on April 10, 2020, the band has released a lyric video for the first track from the collection, “Dead On The Vine.”  Recorded in the summer of 2019, the song started from an idea that began when Mike… Read more »

Metal Church Return With From The Vault

West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release From the Vault via Rat Pak Records on April 10, 2020. This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 14 previously unreleased tracks from the Mike Howe era, which include four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band’s fan favorite classic “Conductor.” The remaining tracks are compiled… Read more »

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: 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 »