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Only a few months into 2017, METAL CHURCH has already announced a Classic Live album, and has released a new music video for an updated version of their classic “Fake Healer” – originally on their Blessing In Disguise album. This new version is a duet featuring Queensryche singer Todd La Torre, and is already on my list as a potential single of the year. With all this going on with the METAL CHURCH guys, I felt it was the perfect time to dig one of their albums out from the vault. It wasn’t too difficult to pick an album either, and I’ll explain why next.

METAL CHURCH fans tend to immediately go to the Mike Howe or the David Wayne eras, and I love the hell out of both for different reasons, but I need to become the Matrix meme and ask “,What if I told you there was a ten year era that is getting criminally overlooked”?

In 2004, METAL CHURCH returned after a several year absence. The Weight Of The World was their first studio album since 1999, the year that also gave us Limp Bizkit and the great chipmunk fire of Woodstock 99. The Weight Of The World also introduced us to new METAL CHURCH singer Ronny Munroe, who gave us a total of 4 albums for the Church.

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Metal Church storm The Chance 4/8/16

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 6:35 AM (PST)

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I’m not going to go too crazy with a long ass back story here like I normally would. You guys know why you’re here reading this post! The fact that Metal Riot hasn’t asked me to stop writing about my love for METAL CHURCH yet is nothing short of a miracle, which I believe we should be expecting miracles when the METAL CHURCH is involved. If you want the backstory, you can check back with my review of the phenomenal new album, XI. (editor’s note: We love Metal Church and encourage Drew in his allegiance, though we agree that it is a miracle…that Aberdeen produced both Metal Church AND Kurt Cobain).

This posting will be a tale of a dashing young metalhead (Me), a slew of kick-ass bands, and the return of one of metal’s greatest voices.

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Album Review: Metal Church – “XI”

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 3:20 PM (PST)

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When I got the initial news that Ronny Munroe was out of METAL CHURCH, I was blown away. “That’s it, the band is done again! How long do I have to wait for them to come back?” I was screaming at my computer screen upon reading the news. The guys had a history of announcing a singer has left and leave us fans “Hanging In The Balance” (see what I did there?) as we waited for them to announce a new singer and come back with a vengeance. After Hanging In The Balance, singer Mike Howe left the band and literally dropped off the face of the earth for years.

6 years later, singer David Wayne had returned to the band to record the Masterpiece album, which was awesome, but then he was out shortly after. David Wayne did release an album shortly after named David Wayne’s Metal Church, which was great, but it didn’t have the same feeling. I would recommend you check it out though. Wayne’s departure meant leaving us without any new tunes from METAL CHURCH for another 5 years until the band came back with new singer Ronny Munroe and they gave us the Weight Of The World album which has been one of my personal favorite metal albums from my teen years. I recall memorizing that album within days of its release and drove some of my bandmates at the time nuts with my constant singing.

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Deep Cuts: Metal Church

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:44 PM (PST)

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For months, we sat and waited. Who was it going to be? Someone known? Someone unknown? Who was going to be the new singer for the legendary METAL CHURCH? Well, after waiting what felt like an eternity, we got an answer that certainly did not disappoint. What we got was former METAL CHURCH singer, Mike Howe making his return. METAL CHURCH was always a favorite of mine growing up. Each singer brought something different to the band.

When the announcement was made, I already had my mind made up to do a Deep Cuts on these guys, but how to do it was hard to grasp. What songs should I pick? What era or eras? As I sit here writing this, my roommate is watching The Incredible Hulk and we are trying to decide who was the better Bruce Banner. Was it Edward Norton or was it Mark Ruffalo? In the standalone Hulk film, Norton was untouchable, Ruffalo wouldn’t have been able to pull it off. However, Norton would have been unlikely to have the comedic side to him to go toe to toe with Tony Stark, which wouldn’t have been nearly as effective as Ruffalo being in the Avengers movies. The point of me bringing up the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, I did just see Age Of Ultron twice (wasn’t it awesome??), but most importantly, I had to illustrate the point that all 3 METAL CHURCH singers, like both Hulk actors, were perfect for their eras, and can’t be topped when it came to what they brought to the table during their time. That being said, I can’t single out a single singer for one of my favorite bands, and will be doing one song from each era.

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Metal Church announce new album title.

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM (PST)

MetalChurchLogoRecently reunited San Francisco metal band Metal Church have announced the title of their upcoming tenth studio album. The album will be titled Generation Nothing and is set for release by the end of the year via guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof label Body of Work Recordings. The album was recorded at Vanderhoof’s studio, English Channel, in Washington.

Frontman Ronny Munroe stated that the new album is: “very reminiscent of the old days with some stuff that’s very ‘now.’ There’s a bit of… I’m not going to say ‘prog’ because it’s not, but there’s a couple of elements in there that are a little bit progressive. For the most part, out of this batch of songs, they really sound more reminiscent of the early days than anything we’ve done before with this lineup. This excites me very much, and I think the fans are really going to dig it.”

 

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Metal Church plan new album

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:28 PM (PST)

Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof recently told Music Life Radio that the reunited thrash legends have been working on a new album for a potential late spring release. It will be their first album since 2008’s This Present Wasteland.

You can listen to the interview, which is over 60 minutes long, here.

Last October, Metal Church announced that they would be reuniting once again for 70,000 Tons of Metal, which many call “the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise” and will take place later this month. They currently do not have any more shows scheduled besides that appearance.

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Metal Church to reunite for 70,000 Tons of Metal

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 8:52 AM (PST)

After their second breakup in 2009, Metal Church will reunite once again in January for 70,000 Tons of Metal, which many call “the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise”. The reunion lineup consists of Ronny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds on guitars, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums.

Metal Church will do at least two performances on 70,000 Tons of Metal. There, they will perform their 1984 classic self-titled debut album in its entirety. On the other show, there will be a “greatest-hits” set and you can vote for what songs you want the band to play. More details on how to vote will be announced soon.

For the rest of the lineup of next year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal, see here.

There is currently no indication whether the reunion will result in recording a new album or touring extensively. Their last studio album, This Present Wasteland, came out in 2008 on SPV/Steamhammer.

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