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Thursday, September 7th

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Artist Details

Record Label: Rat Pak Records
Formed In: 1980
Country: USA

Band Members

Mike Howe Vocals
Kurdt Vanderhoof Guitars
Rick Van Zandt Guitars
Steve Unger Bass
Jeff Plate Drums
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Metal Church – No Tomorrow (Official Video)

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Metal Church Discography

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XI (2016)

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Generation Nothing (2013)

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This Present Wasteland (2008)

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A Light In The Dark (2006)

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The Weight Of The World (2004)

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Masterpeace (1999)

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Hanging In The Balance (1993)

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The Human Factor (1991)

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Blessing In Disguise (1989)

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The Dark (1986)

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Metal Church (1984)

Metal Church Biography

Metal Church is an American heavy metal band. They originally formed in San Francisco, California in 1980 before relocating to Aberdeen, Washington the following year and briefly using the name Shrapnel. Their eponymous debut album was released in 1984, and their latest, XI, was released in 2016.The band is credited as a formative influence on the thrash metal subgenre, melding the aesthetics of the new wave of British heavy metal and American hard rock with “incredibly tight musicianship” and “piercingly screeched” vocals. Early lyrical topics such as conflict and paranoia later expanded into philosophical and social commentary.Founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof remained the group’s sole consistent creative force throughout its career, despite reducing his role strictly to composition in 1986 after tiring of performing. Vanderhoof, vocalist David Wayne, guitarist Craig Wells, bassist Duke Erickson, and drummer Kirk Arrington composed the group’s classic lineup featured on its first two records, while vocalist Mike Howe and guitarist John Marshall later contributed to the group’s sound. After releasing five full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Metal Church disbanded in 1995.They reformed three years later with their classic lineup, including Vanderhoof’s return to performance, yielding the Masterpeace album. They endured numerous lineup changes thereafter, releasing three further studio albums while fronted by Ronny Munroe before again disbanding in July 2009. The group once again reunited in October 2012, and released their tenth studio album Generation Nothing a year later. Following Munroe’s departure in the fall of 2014, Howe rejoined Metal Church in April 2015 at Vanderhoof’s request, and recorded their eleventh studio album XI.

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