I recently spoke with Kurdt Vanderhoof, founding member of the legendary METAL CHURCH, about the early days, Mike Howe coming back, and the upcoming tour of Australia. Exciting times ahead. Check it out below.
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American Heavy Metal Titans METAL CHURCH tour Australia for the First Time Ever this August thanks to Metropolis Touring
Born out of the West Coast metal scene of the 80’s, METAL CHURCH quickly became one of the standout talents of the genre. After signing a deal with Elektra Records, they released two critically acclaimed albums. Their self-titled release ‘Metal Church’ established the band as one of the pioneers of the thrash/metal scene and earned them a major tour with then label mates METALLICA.
METAL CHURCH will play highlights from 2018’s Damned If You Do along with a round of classic tracks including Gods of Wrath, Metal Church, Watch the Children Play, Beyond the Black, Start the Fire, Ton of Bricks plus more.
Vocalist Mike Howe originally joined METAL CHURCH in the late 80’s and released three albums with the band: The Human Factor, Blessing In Disguise and Hanging in the Balance. Mike was also the face of group’s popular music videos ‘’Date With Poverty’’ and ‘’Badlands’’ that aired during MTV’s heyday. In 2014 Howe returned and is now well and truly back in the fold and everyone has celebrated “the rejuvenation of the Metal Church nation and now it is Australia’s Turn.
Seeing METAL CHUCH Live is an absolute must as one of Metal’s most iconic and genre defining bands hits Australia for the VERY first time.
METAL CHURCH tickets are only $50
METAL CHURCH August 2019 Australian Tour Dates:
Wednesday 28TH – MELBOURNE – Northcote Social Club
Thursday 29th August – MELBOURNE – Northcote Social Club – SOLD OUT
Friday 30th August – SYDNEY – Crowbar
Saturday 31st August – BRISBANE – Crowbar
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