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

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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Screamer Magazine June 1991

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Screamer Magazine March 1989

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Screamer Magazine December 1988

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