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Metal Church

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
San Francisco, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1980
Genre:
Heavy/Power/Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Society, Inner struggles, Metal, Death
Current label:
Rat Pak Records
Years active:
1980-1982 (as Shrapnel), 1982-1994, 1998-2009, 2012-present
Originally, Metal Church was formed in 1980 under the name Shrapnel in San Francisco by Kurdt Vanderhoof and others. Lars Ulrich (Metallica) also played in the band in 1981 on a few rehersals but didn't make it into the band, and so he is not considered as one of the past-members. This lineup released a few demos but nothing else. In 1981, Kurdt moved to Washington State and found Craig, Duke, ...
Current
Kurdt Vanderhoof Guitars (1982-1987, 1998-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Presto Ballet, ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Hall Aflame, ex-The Lewd
Mike Howe Vocals (1988-1994, 2015-present)
See also: ex-Heretic, ex-Snair
Steve Unger Bass (2004-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Where Angels Suffer, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Temple of Brutality (live)
Jeff Plate Drums (2006-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Machines of Grace, ex-Wicked Witch, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Doctor Butcher
Rick van Zandt Guitars (2008-2009, 2012-present)
See also: ex-Rottweiller
Past
Aaron Zimpel Drums (1980)
See also: Anvil Chorus, ex-Leviathan, ex-Release, Sumerian Crown
Rick Wagner Drums (1980)
See also: Griffin
Rick "Chief" Condrin Guitars (1980)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-Leviathan
Ed Bull Vocals (1980-1981)
See also: ex-Control
Steve Hott Bass (1981)
See also: ex-Griffin
Carl Sacco Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Murder, ex-Heathen, ex-The Lewd
Mike Murphy Vocals (1981)
Duke Erickson Bass (1982-1994, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-The Lewd
Tom Weber Drums (1982)
Kirk Arrington Drums (1982-1994, 1998-2006)
See also: Garden of Eden, ex-Vanderhoof
Craig Wells Guitars (1982-1994, 1998)
See also: ex-Wayne
David Wayne Vocals (1982-1988, 1998-2001)
(R.I.P. 2005) See also: ex-Wayne, ex-Intrinsic, ex-Reverend, ex-Bastardsun, ex-Shrapnel (USA), ex-The Brats
Mark Baker Guitars (1986)
John Marshall Guitars (1987-1994, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Metallica (live)
Jay Reynolds Guitars (2001-2008, 2012)
See also: Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Megadeth
William McKay Vocals (2001-2003)
See also: Griffin
Ronny Munroe Vocals (2003-2009, 2012-2014)
See also: Ronny Munroe, ex-Paladin, Munroe's Thunder, ex-FireWölfe, ex-Presto Ballet, ex-Rottweiller, ex-Brutal Godz, ex-Far Cry, ex-Glamm Slamm, ex-Lillian Axe, ex-Sea of Souls
Current (Live)
Paul Kleff Guitars (2016-present)
See also: Paul Kleff, The Sean Baker Orchestra, ex-FireWölfe
Chris Caffery Guitars (2016-present)
See also: Artension, Chris Caffery, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
Past (Live)
Jason Hinrichs Guitar (1994-?)
Brian Lake Bass (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Presto Ballet
Jeff Wade Drums (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Presto Ballet
Ira Black Guitars (2005)
See also: Consfearacy, Bralalalala (live), Lizzy Borden (live), ex-Pornucopia, ex-Doom Society, ex-Prophesy, Attika7, Death Division, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Heathen, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Mercenary (live)
Kurdt Vanderhoof Guitars (1982-1987, 1998-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Presto Ballet, ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Hall Aflame, ex-The Lewd
Mike Howe Vocals (1988-1994, 2015-present)
See also: ex-Heretic, ex-Snair
Steve Unger Bass (2004-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Where Angels Suffer, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Temple of Brutality (live)
Jeff Plate Drums (2006-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Machines of Grace, ex-Wicked Witch, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Doctor Butcher
Rick van Zandt Guitars (2008-2009, 2012-present)
See also: ex-Rottweiller
Aaron Zimpel Drums (1980)
See also: Anvil Chorus, ex-Leviathan, ex-Release, Sumerian Crown
Rick Wagner Drums (1980)
See also: Griffin
Rick "Chief" Condrin Guitars (1980)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-Leviathan
Ed Bull Vocals (1980-1981)
See also: ex-Control
Steve Hott Bass (1981)
See also: ex-Griffin
Carl Sacco Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Murder, ex-Heathen, ex-The Lewd
Mike Murphy Vocals (1981)
Duke Erickson Bass (1982-1994, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-The Lewd
Tom Weber Drums (1982)
Kirk Arrington Drums (1982-1994, 1998-2006)
See also: Garden of Eden, ex-Vanderhoof
Craig Wells Guitars (1982-1994, 1998)
See also: ex-Wayne
David Wayne Vocals (1982-1988, 1998-2001)
(R.I.P. 2005) See also: ex-Wayne, ex-Intrinsic, ex-Reverend, ex-Bastardsun, ex-Shrapnel (USA), ex-The Brats
Mark Baker Guitars (1986)
John Marshall Guitars (1987-1994, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Metallica (live)
Jay Reynolds Guitars (2001-2008, 2012)
See also: Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Megadeth
William McKay Vocals (2001-2003)
See also: Griffin
Ronny Munroe Vocals (2003-2009, 2012-2014)
See also: Ronny Munroe, ex-Paladin, Munroe's Thunder, ex-FireWölfe, ex-Presto Ballet, ex-Rottweiller, ex-Brutal Godz, ex-Far Cry, ex-Glamm Slamm, ex-Lillian Axe, ex-Sea of Souls
Current
Paul Kleff Guitars (2016-present)
See also: Paul Kleff, The Sean Baker Orchestra, ex-FireWölfe
Chris Caffery Guitars (2016-present)
See also: Artension, Chris Caffery, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Metalium, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Witchdoctor
Past
Jason Hinrichs Guitar (1994-?)
Brian Lake Bass (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Presto Ballet
Jeff Wade Drums (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Presto Ballet
Ira Black Guitars (2005)
See also: Consfearacy, Bralalalala (live), Lizzy Borden (live), ex-Pornucopia, ex-Doom Society, ex-Prophesy, Attika7, Death Division, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Heathen, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Mercenary (live)
Added by: PumpkinFlyFree Modified by: Thrash076
Added on: 2002-07-19 21:53:12 Last modified on: 2016-07-05 21:55:36