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Metal Church

Formed Seattle in 1982, Metal Church consisted of vocalist David Wayne, guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Craig Wells, bassist Duke Erickson, and drummer Kirk Arrington. Their 1985 self-titled debut album, recorded when the thrash/speed metal genre was still evolving, made a huge splash on the scene, as did its similar follow-up, The Dark. However, the band really hit its stride when Wayne left and was replaced by Mike Howe on 1989's Blessing In Disguise; Vanderhoof left after the album due to his dislike of touring and was replaced by Metallica guitar tech John Marshall. Vanderhoof remained the group's designated composer on 1991's The Human Factor, possibly the band's most socially conscious album. However, the advent of alternative rock and problems with their record label contributed to a loss of direction on 1993's Hanging in the Balance, and Metal Church ended up disbanding. In 1999, the group's original lineup -- Wayne, Vanderhoof, Wells, Erickson, and Arrington -- reunited and released the album Masterpeace. Live appeared early the following year. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: This Present Wasteland

1. The Company Of Sorrow

2. The Perfect Crime

3. Deeds Of A Dead Soul

4. Meet Your Maker

5. Monster

6. Crawling To Extinction

7. A War Never Won

8. Mass Hysteria

9. Breathe Again

10. Congregation

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Track List: A Light In The Dark

1. A Light In The Dark

2. Beyond All Reason

3. Mirror Of Lies

4. Disappear

5. The Believer

6. Temples Of The Sea

7. Pill For The Kill

8. Son Of The Son

9. More Than Your Master

10. Blinded By Life

11. Watch The Children Pray 2006

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Track List: Blessing In Disguise

1. Fake Healer

2. Rest In Pieces (April 15, 1912)

3. Of Unsound Mind

4. Anthem To The Estranged

5. Badlands

6. The Spell Can't Be Broken

7. It's A Secret

8. Cannot Tell A Lie

9. The Powers That Be

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Track List: The Dark

1. Ton Of Bricks

2. Start The Fire

3. Method To Your Madness

4. Watch The Children Pray

5. Over My Dead Body

6. The Dark

7. Psycho

8. Line Of Death

9. Burial At Sea

10. Western Alliance

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Track List: Metal Church

1. Beyond The Black

2. Metal Church

3. Merciless Onslaught

4. Gods Of Wrath

5. Hitman

6. In The Blood

7. (My Favorite) Nightmare

8. Battalions

9. Highway Star

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Big fan of metal church oh yeah! !
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I'd like to cover badlands with my band
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Where is that album The Weight Of The World PANDORA!!!!
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Ohh yeah metal church Always rocks!
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I never heard masterpiece. I want that guitar.
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This band should get more likes than they have seriously only 746 they should be up in the 1000 mark at least come on people like this band they need more recognition please
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Weight of the world ????
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Fix bio
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Should play more later stuff never get to here it ??
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They got good after David Wayne ??? Who the hell writes the bio's on Pandora?
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Crank it up mother f**kers
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savagewill58
Metal f**kin church yeeeah ! This group deserved more. Seriously underated. Theyre first two albums were the s**t...check out the song metal church... f**kin devistating ! Reminds me of a band of renegade indians on a warpath killing everything moms,dads gramas,gramp a s , a u n t s , u n c l e s , l i t t l e white kids while theyre running haha or trying to run for theyre lives.... not meant to sound racial! Just a pic in my twisted mind.....heh heb
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mfijut0
Go suck a dick u gay fuckintruckd r i v e r
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mfijut0
Metal church rocks
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the dark
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metal church the song
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I love Megadeth the best. i prefer Iron Maiden to Priest.
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smile47403
Blessing in disguise has been an all time favorite song...other is killing road megadeth. Painkiller priest.
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me too, line of death
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Great stuff. Love it
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badlands again
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The original Seattle sound. (Aside from Hendrix of course).
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lucykitten
Yes please
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Omg I almost can't listen to this. It's too heavy.
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There ya go Pandora. Try to drink elephant malt liquor and listen to this monster and NOT kill people or break stuff.
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I crank this s**t as loud as I can as I watch the people stare
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The badlands on headbangers ball
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Human Factor ????
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the dark is a great song. elitist
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Please put the human factor on pandora
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Where is the human factor
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Rock on!
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alabastervil l i s 0
holy crap ! start the fire! what a total killer song! its my fav song on the dark, could listen to it for an hour over an over. it was their last good album, didnt like the blondie singer who came after wayne. saw them in oakland and the newer singer just couldnt hold himself in a brutal crowd.
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Metalchurch kicks ducking a**
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All the young'ns need to purchase the Metal Church album Metal Church.
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anthony64702
METALCHURCH !!!!!!!!
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Metal church yeah !
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bthilton13
Did I hear someone say TROUBLE!!! �� F**king jam!
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haohmaru of wind on youtube
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MMMMMMMETAL CHURCH
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Ummm ya MIKE F**KIN HOWE is back
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The human factor ????
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slimlucas14
F**k how did I forgot about metal church thank god 4 Pandora
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badlands
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Metal church !!!!!!!!!! that's all I can say,Craig
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mfijut0
David Wayne great singer
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bonitamafiap r i n c e s s
Killer band. Step dad turned me on to them when I was just a wee lad (along w/ a LOT of other great bands). Forever grateful. Thanks pop. Miss ya. I hope your resting peacefully ; )
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Start the fire!
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Starrynight pdx F**k ya suck it all who missed that s**t
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THEEEE MEEEEETTTAAA A A A L L L L L L L L L L L . . CHHHHHHHHUUU U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R C C C H H H H H !
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