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Metal Church

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
San Francisco, California (early); Aberdeen, Washington (later)
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1980
Genre:
Heavy/Power/Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Society, Inner struggles, Metal, Death, Politics, Religion
Current label:
Rat Pak Records
Years active:
1980-1981, 1981-1983 (as Shrapnel), 1983-1995, 1998-2009, 2012-present
The band was originally formed in San Francisco in 1980, by Kurdt Vanderhoof and others. They had considered using the name Anvil Chorus - the Church of Metal but opted for Metal Church, and early member Aaron Zimpel ended up using the Anvil Chorus name for his new band. Several members passed through the early Metal Church line-up, including Lars Ulrich, who rehearsed with them a few times in ...
Current
Kurdt Vanderhoof Guitars (1980-1987, 1998-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Presto Ballet, ex-Vanderhoof, Hall Aflame, Todd Michael Hall, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-The Lewd
Steve Unger Bass (2004-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Garden of Eden, Killing Machine, Where Angels Suffer, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-Temple of Brutality (live)
Rick van Zandt Guitars (2008-2009, 2012-present)
See also: ex-Rottweiller, ex-Q5 (live), ex-Ronny Munroe, ex-Private Stock, ex-Snowblind
Stet Howland Drums (2017-present)
See also: Killing Machine, ex-Temple of Brutality, 10,000 Views, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Violent Storm, ex-W.A.S.P., ex-Stream, ex-Blackfoot, ex-Chet Thompson, ex-Four by Fate, ex-Lita Ford, ex-Where Angels Suffer
Past
Steve Hott Bass (1980)
See also: ex-Griffin
Rick Wagner Drums (1980)
See also: ex-Griffin
Aaron Zimpel Drums (1980)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-Anvil Chorus, ex-Leviathan, ex-Release (USA), ex-Sumerian Crown, ex-Vienna
Carl Sacco Drums (1980-1981)
See also: ex-Murder, ex-Heathen, ex-The Lewd
Rick "Chief" Condrin Guitars (1980)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-Leviathan
Ed Bull Vocals (1980)
See also: ex-Control, ex-Shrapnel
William McKay Vocals (1980, 2001-2003)
See also: ex-Griffin
Kirk Arrington Drums (1981-1995, 1998-2006)
See also: ex-Garden of Eden, ex-Vanderhoof
Tom Weber Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Hall Aflame
Mike Murphy Vocals (1981)
See also: ex-Crystal Image, ex-Rogues Gallery
Duke Erickson Bass (1982-1995, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-The Lewd
Craig Wells Guitars (1982-1995, 1998)
See also: ex-Wayne, ex-Crystal Image, ex-Shrapnel
David Wayne Vocals (1982-1988, 1998-2001)
(R.I.P. 2005) See also: ex-Wayne, ex-Intrinsic, ex-Reverend, ex-Bastardsun, ex-R.A.W., ex-The Brats
Mark Baker Guitars (1986)
See also: ex-Strychnine
John Marshall Guitars (1987-1995, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Metallica (live)
Mike Howe Vocals (1988-1995, 2015-2021)
(R.I.P. 2021) See also: ex-Heretic, ex-Snair
Jay Reynolds Guitars (2001-2008, 2012)
See also: ex-Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Megadeth, ex-Jade, ex-The Ravers, ex-The Violators, ex-War Party
Ronny Munroe Vocals (2003-2009, 2012-2014)
See also: Between Worlds, One Machine, Peacemaker, Ronny Munroe, ex-Paladin, Munroe's Thunder, Thundercloud, ex-FireWölfe, ex-Presto Ballet, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Rottweiller, ex-Brutal Godz, ex-Far Cry, ex-Glamm Slamm, ex-Lillian Axe, ex-Madhouse, ex-Moxi, ex-Sea of Souls
Jeff Plate Drums (2006-2009, 2012-2017)
See also: Alta Reign, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, ex-Wicked Witch of Boston, ex-Machines of Grace, Sunsonic, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-John West, ex-Doctor Butcher
Past (Live)
Jason Hinrichs Guitars (1994)
See also: ex-Rorschach Test
Brian Lake Bass (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Presto Ballet, ex-Ray Gunn
Jeff Wade Drums (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Presto Ballet, ex-Hammer Head
Ira Black Guitars (2005)
See also: Dark Sky Choir, Of Gods & Monsters, Bralalalala (live), ex-Pornucopia, ex-U-Teris, ex-Consfearacy, ex-Doom Society, ex-Prophesy, Attika7, BulletBoys, Death Division, ex-Heathen, ex-Lizzy Borden, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-Dokken (live), ex-Mercenary (live), ex-I Am Morbid
Paul Kleff Guitars (2016-?)
See also: Paul Kleff, Reverence, The Sean Baker Orchestra, ex-FireWölfe
Chris Caffery Guitars (2016-?)
See also: Artension, Chris Caffery, Spirits of Fire, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Doro (live), Savatage, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-John West, ex-Metalium, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Dirty Looks, ex-Witchdoctor, ex-Adam Bomb (live), ex-Heaven (live), ex-Spread Eagle (live)
Stet Howland Drums (2017)
See also: Killing Machine, ex-Temple of Brutality, 10,000 Views, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Violent Storm, ex-W.A.S.P., ex-Stream, ex-Blackfoot, ex-Chet Thompson, ex-Four by Fate, ex-Lita Ford, ex-Where Angels Suffer
Kurdt Vanderhoof Guitars (1980-1987, 1998-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Presto Ballet, ex-Vanderhoof, Hall Aflame, Todd Michael Hall, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-The Lewd
Steve Unger Bass (2004-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Garden of Eden, Killing Machine, Where Angels Suffer, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-Temple of Brutality (live)
Rick van Zandt Guitars (2008-2009, 2012-present)
See also: ex-Rottweiller, ex-Q5 (live), ex-Ronny Munroe, ex-Private Stock, ex-Snowblind
Stet Howland Drums (2017-present)
See also: Killing Machine, ex-Temple of Brutality, 10,000 Views, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Violent Storm, ex-W.A.S.P., ex-Stream, ex-Blackfoot, ex-Chet Thompson, ex-Four by Fate, ex-Lita Ford, ex-Where Angels Suffer
Steve Hott Bass (1980)
See also: ex-Griffin
Rick Wagner Drums (1980)
See also: ex-Griffin
Aaron Zimpel Drums (1980)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-Anvil Chorus, ex-Leviathan, ex-Release (USA), ex-Sumerian Crown, ex-Vienna
Carl Sacco Drums (1980-1981)
See also: ex-Murder, ex-Heathen, ex-The Lewd
Rick "Chief" Condrin Guitars (1980)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-Leviathan
Ed Bull Vocals (1980)
See also: ex-Control, ex-Shrapnel
William McKay Vocals (1980, 2001-2003)
See also: ex-Griffin
Kirk Arrington Drums (1981-1995, 1998-2006)
See also: ex-Garden of Eden, ex-Vanderhoof
Tom Weber Drums (1981)
See also: ex-Hall Aflame
Mike Murphy Vocals (1981)
See also: ex-Crystal Image, ex-Rogues Gallery
Duke Erickson Bass (1982-1995, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-The Lewd
Craig Wells Guitars (1982-1995, 1998)
See also: ex-Wayne, ex-Crystal Image, ex-Shrapnel
David Wayne Vocals (1982-1988, 1998-2001)
(R.I.P. 2005) See also: ex-Wayne, ex-Intrinsic, ex-Reverend, ex-Bastardsun, ex-R.A.W., ex-The Brats
Mark Baker Guitars (1986)
See also: ex-Strychnine
John Marshall Guitars (1987-1995, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Metallica (live)
Mike Howe Vocals (1988-1995, 2015-2021)
(R.I.P. 2021) See also: ex-Heretic, ex-Snair
Jay Reynolds Guitars (2001-2008, 2012)
See also: ex-Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Megadeth, ex-Jade, ex-The Ravers, ex-The Violators, ex-War Party
Ronny Munroe Vocals (2003-2009, 2012-2014)
See also: Between Worlds, One Machine, Peacemaker, Ronny Munroe, ex-Paladin, Munroe's Thunder, Thundercloud, ex-FireWölfe, ex-Presto Ballet, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Rottweiller, ex-Brutal Godz, ex-Far Cry, ex-Glamm Slamm, ex-Lillian Axe, ex-Madhouse, ex-Moxi, ex-Sea of Souls
Jeff Plate Drums (2006-2009, 2012-2017)
See also: Alta Reign, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, ex-Wicked Witch of Boston, ex-Machines of Grace, Sunsonic, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-John West, ex-Doctor Butcher
Past
Jason Hinrichs Guitars (1994)
See also: ex-Rorschach Test
Brian Lake Bass (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Presto Ballet, ex-Ray Gunn
Jeff Wade Drums (1999-2000)
See also: ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Presto Ballet, ex-Hammer Head
Ira Black Guitars (2005)
See also: Dark Sky Choir, Of Gods & Monsters, Bralalalala (live), ex-Pornucopia, ex-U-Teris, ex-Consfearacy, ex-Doom Society, ex-Prophesy, Attika7, BulletBoys, Death Division, ex-Heathen, ex-Lizzy Borden, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-Dokken (live), ex-Mercenary (live), ex-I Am Morbid
Paul Kleff Guitars (2016-?)
See also: Paul Kleff, Reverence, The Sean Baker Orchestra, ex-FireWölfe
Chris Caffery Guitars (2016-?)
See also: Artension, Chris Caffery, Spirits of Fire, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Doro (live), Savatage, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-John West, ex-Metalium, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Big Mouth, ex-Dirty Looks, ex-Witchdoctor, ex-Adam Bomb (live), ex-Heaven (live), ex-Spread Eagle (live)
Stet Howland Drums (2017)
See also: Killing Machine, ex-Temple of Brutality, 10,000 Views, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Violent Storm, ex-W.A.S.P., ex-Stream, ex-Blackfoot, ex-Chet Thompson, ex-Four by Fate, ex-Lita Ford, ex-Where Angels Suffer
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Added on: 2002-07-19 21:53:12 Last modified on: 2022-06-21 05:57:41