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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
Current label:
Rat Pak Records
Years active:
1980-1981, 1981-1983 (as Shrapnel), 1983-1995, 1998-2009, 2012-present
Originally, Metal Church was formed in 1980 in San Francisco by Kurdt Vanderhoof and others. Several members passed through the band's line-up, and Lars Ulrich also played with them for a few rehearsals in 1981 before relocating to Los Angeles to form Metallica. He is not considered one of the official former members. This line-up released a demo, but swiftly broke up. In 1981, Kurdt moved back ...
Current
Kurdt Vanderhoof Guitars (1980-1987, 1998-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Presto Ballet, ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Hall Aflame, ex-The Lewd
Mike Howe Vocals (1988-1995, 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)
Rick van Zandt Guitars (2008-2009, 2012-present)
See also: ex-Rottweiller, ex-Q5 (live)
Stet Howland Drums (2017-present)
See also: Temple of Brutality, 10,000 Views, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Violent Storm, ex-W.A.S.P., ex-Blackfoot, ex-Four by Fate, ex-Lita Ford, ex-Where Angels Suffer
Past
Steve Hott Bass (1980)
See also: ex-Griffin
Carl Sacco Drums (1980-1981)
See also: ex-Murder, ex-Heathen, ex-The Lewd
Rick Wagner Drums (1980)
See also: ex-Griffin
Aaron Zimpel Drums (1980)
See also: Anvil Chorus, ex-Leviathan, ex-Release, Sumerian Crown
Rick "Chief" Condrin Guitars (1980)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-Leviathan
William McKay Vocals (1980, 2001-2003)
See also: ex-Griffin
Ed Bull Vocals (1980)
See also: ex-Control
Tom Weber Drums (1981)
Kirk Arrington Drums (1981-1995, 1998-2006)
See also: Garden of Eden, ex-Vanderhoof
Mike Murphy Vocals (1981)
Duke Erickson Bass (1982-1995, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-The Lewd
Craig Wells Guitars (1982-1995, 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-The Brats
Mark Baker Guitars (1986)
John Marshall Guitars (1987-1995, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Metallica (live)
Jay Reynolds Guitars (2001-2008, 2012)
See also: Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Megadeth
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
Jeff Plate Drums (2006-2009, 2012-2017)
See also: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Machines of Grace, ex-Wicked Witch, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Doctor Butcher
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, I Am Morbid, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Heathen, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Mercenary (live)
Paul Kleff Guitars (2016-?)
See also: Paul Kleff, Reverence, The Sean Baker Orchestra, ex-FireWölfe
Chris Caffery Guitars (2016-?)
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
Kurdt Vanderhoof Guitars (1980-1987, 1998-2009, 2012-present)
See also: Presto Ballet, ex-Vanderhoof, ex-Hall Aflame, ex-The Lewd
Mike Howe Vocals (1988-1995, 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)
Rick van Zandt Guitars (2008-2009, 2012-present)
See also: ex-Rottweiller, ex-Q5 (live)
Stet Howland Drums (2017-present)
See also: Temple of Brutality, 10,000 Views, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Violent Storm, ex-W.A.S.P., ex-Blackfoot, ex-Four by Fate, ex-Lita Ford, ex-Where Angels Suffer
Steve Hott Bass (1980)
See also: ex-Griffin
Carl Sacco Drums (1980-1981)
See also: ex-Murder, ex-Heathen, ex-The Lewd
Rick Wagner Drums (1980)
See also: ex-Griffin
Aaron Zimpel Drums (1980)
See also: Anvil Chorus, ex-Leviathan, ex-Release, Sumerian Crown
Rick "Chief" Condrin Guitars (1980)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-Leviathan
William McKay Vocals (1980, 2001-2003)
See also: ex-Griffin
Ed Bull Vocals (1980)
See also: ex-Control
Tom Weber Drums (1981)
Kirk Arrington Drums (1981-1995, 1998-2006)
See also: Garden of Eden, ex-Vanderhoof
Mike Murphy Vocals (1981)
Duke Erickson Bass (1982-1995, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-The Lewd
Craig Wells Guitars (1982-1995, 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-The Brats
Mark Baker Guitars (1986)
John Marshall Guitars (1987-1995, 1998-2001)
See also: ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Metallica (live)
Jay Reynolds Guitars (2001-2008, 2012)
See also: Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Megadeth
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
Jeff Plate Drums (2006-2009, 2012-2017)
See also: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John West, ex-Machines of Grace, ex-Wicked Witch, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Doctor Butcher
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, I Am Morbid, ex-Chris Caffery, ex-Heathen, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Mercenary (live)
Paul Kleff Guitars (2016-?)
See also: Paul Kleff, Reverence, The Sean Baker Orchestra, ex-FireWölfe
Chris Caffery Guitars (2016-?)
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
Added by: PumpkinFlyFree Modified by: Felix 1666
Added on: 2002-07-19 21:53:12 Last modified on: 2017-06-28 15:55:16