Photo: Rat Pak Records. US thrash metal veterans Metal Church have released another song from their upcoming 13th studio album, Congregation of Annihilation. The new track Making Monsters puts the musicianship of new vocalist Marc Lopes, founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, guitarist Rick Van Zandt, bassist Steve Unger and drummer Stet Howland on full display in 2023. The new song comes on the heels of the recently released Pick A..
Photo: Rat Pak Records West coast 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..
Mike Howe - Photo: Melissa Castro As we know, losing people is a fact of life. We hold musicians in high regard because what they bring to our lives; an album that stays with us forever, deliverers of songs that can change or enhance our lives or the ritual of a gig experience. Musicians become..
You have to hand it to Metal Church. Since iconic vocalist Mike Howe came out of retirement and re-joined his former colleagues in 2014, the band has not been very far from the metal consciousness. XI - their first album with Howe since 1993's Hanging In The Balance - was a major success when it..
The sea port of Seattle on the West Coast of the United States has always had a rich musical heritage. Mention the city nowadays and the more recent memory is the grunge movement of the 1990s but dial back the years a little further and the bands ruling the roost were of a different breed..