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METAL CHURCH Members Are 'Starting To Communicate Again' For First Time Since Singer MIKE HOWE's Suicide

METAL CHURCH drummer Stet Howland says that he and the members of the band are beginning to "communicate again" for the first time since the recent passing of singer Mike Howe. "I just talked to Kurdt [Vanderhoof, guitar] last night; we just had an amazing conversation," Stet told Chris Akin of "The...
November 23, 2021
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Listen To METAL CHURCH's Reimagined Version Of 'Conductor'

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH have released the reimagined version of the band's classic song "Conductor". The track, originally from the band's fifth album, 1993's "Hanging In The Balance", was re-recorded for METAL CHURCH's upcoming "From The Vault" collection, due on April 10 via Rat Pak...
April 1, 2020
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METAL CHURCH: Lyric Video For Previously Unreleased Song 'For No Reason'

West coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH are back with a lyric video for another song from their upcoming "From The Vault" collection. The song was an unfinished idea from the summer 2019 recording sessions that would become the "Damned If You Do" release. "For No Reason" is quintessential METAL CHURC...
March 17, 2020
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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Talks Upcoming Album, Long-Awaited Documentary

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has confirmed to The Metal Voice that he is planning to release a new solo album before the end of the year. "I've got all the songs written," he said in a new interview (see video below). "It's just we've gotta record 'em. We've had a few problems recording wi...
March 10, 2020
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METAL CHURCH: Lyric Video For Previously Unreleased Song 'Dead On The Vine'

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release "From The Vault" on April 10 via Rat Pak Records. This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 14 previously unreleased songs from the Mike Howe era, including four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the b...
February 27, 2020
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METAL CHURCH To Release 'From The Vault' In April

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release "From The Vault" on April 10 via Rat Pak Records. This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 14 previously unreleased songs from the Mike Howe era, including four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the b...
February 21, 2020
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MIKE HOWE Says MEGADETH Has Been 'Very Gracious' To METAL CHURCH

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mike Howe of Seattle metal veterans METAL CHURCH. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the songs from the band's latest studio album,...
August 11, 2019
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METAL CHURCH's KURDT VANDERHOOF Says Streaming Makes Music More Disposable

METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof has lamented the fact that most music fans today listen to their favorite artists on streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. "This generation of people that live on streaming — yeah, it's convenient, and yeah, it's fine, but if you're an actual real...
August 7, 2019
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METAL CHURCH Cancels Shows In Toronto, Montreal Due To 'Family Health Issues'

METAL CHURCH has been forced to cancel its previously announced shows in Canada. The band was scheduled to play the Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario on July 26, and at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec on July 27. METAL CHURCH singer Mike Howe and guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof said in a state...
July 15, 2019
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METAL CHURCH's KURDT VANDERHOOF is 'Putting The Finishing Touches' On 'Rock' Solo Album

METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof recently spoke with WSOU 89.5 FM, the South Orange, New Jersey college radio station of Seton Hall University. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's longevity: Kurdt: "For years a...
January 26, 2019
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METAL CHURCH's KURDT VANDERHOOF: 'People Are Standing Up All Over The World Against Evil'

Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof of West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH spoke to United Rock Nations about the inspiration for the band's new album title, "Damned If You Do". "It has a lot to do with the state of politics in the world and current events — in the sense that we're in an era of 'fake news...
January 2, 2019
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MIKE HOWE Says METAL CHURCH Won't Charge Fans For Meet-And-Greets: 'I'm The One That Is Lucky To Meet Them'

Matt Coe of Dead Rhetoric recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mike Howe of West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH. A few excerpts follow below. Dead Rhetoric: "Damned If You Do" is the twelfth METAL CHURCH studio album and your fifth with the group. How did these recording and songwriting...
December 31, 2018
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MIKE HOWE Didn't Rejoin METAL CHURCH 'For Nostalgia's Sake'

METAL CHURCH vocalist Mike Howe recently spoke with Australia's Sticks For Stones. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new album, "Damned If You Do": Mike: "I'm very happy with it. Kurdt [Vanderhoof, guitar] and I go...
December 29, 2018
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METAL CHURCH: Making Of 'Damned If You Do' Album (Video)

A five-minute Sebastien Paquet-produced documentary on the making of "Damned If You Do", the upcoming 12th full-length studio album from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. Due on December 7 via Rat Pak Records, the effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast and...
November 30, 2018
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MIKE HOWE Says Not Sounding Like DAVID WAYNE Made It 'Easy' For Him To Join METAL CHURCH in 1988

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mike Howe of West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH about the band's new studio album, "Damned If You Do". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On rejoin...
November 24, 2018