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Metal Church

United States · Group · 1984–present
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. Read more »

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Drummer JEFF PLATE Quits METAL CHURCH

Drummer Jeff Plate has announced his departure from METAL CHURCH. He explained in a statement: "I came to this conclusion two weeks ago, and agreed to hold off on the announcement until METAL CHURCH had made some decisions on what they were going to...

METAL CHURCH To Release 'Classic Live' Album In April

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release "Classic Live" via Rat Pak Records on April 28. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic METAL CHURCH songs recorded live on the band's 2016 tour and also...

Video Premiere: METAL CHURCH's 'Needle And Suture'

METAL CHURCH's video for the song "Needle And Suture" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jamie Brown of Smokin' Gun Video Productions. "Needle And Suture" is taken from METAL CHURCH's latest album, "XI", which debuted at No. 57 on The...

Video: METAL CHURCH Performs At DYNAMO METALFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of METAL CHURCH's July 16 performance at the Dynamo Metalfest in Eindhoven, The Netherlands can be seen below. METAL CHURCH's new album, "XI", debuted at No. 57 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album...

Discography

Damned If You Do
2018 Official Album
XI
2016 Official Album
Generation Nothing
2013 Official Album
This Present Wasteland
2008 Official Album
A Light in the Dark
2006 Official Album
The Weight of the World
2004 Official Album
Masterpeace
1999 Official Album
Hanging in the Balance
1993 Official Album

Members

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