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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, Rovi
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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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mrtj97
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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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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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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one of all-time favorites
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nicko252008
This band does shred pretty hard.
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The dark best album by far.rocks
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Ton of bricks is their fastest song!!!
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nicko252008
mercyful fate is waay better.
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MEGEDETH will always be the best metal band ever!!!!! MEGAFAN since '85. \m/
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Metal church's self title release in 1985 is the best they produced till this day
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This is a blast from the past!!!! I still dig this old s**t!!!! Metal church really ripped when Mike whow joined the band . That dude was almost as good as Bruce Dickinson!!!
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I was digging the Church back in the 80's. Good times for sure. I saw King Diamond too . So many good metal bands back then. Saw Slayer on their Reigni n Blood tour with Overkill and changed my direction I guess. I still enjoy listening to this old stuff though. At 47 years old I am still loving metal. Just saw Manson a few months ago. Rob Zombie in coming to Richmond next month. Saw White Zombie a couple times. Glad to see people are still listening to this tried and true metal.
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One of the best debut records ever! I seen king diamond, metal church,and trouble at the Aragon ball room in da eighties! Great show!
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Loved their song Watch The Children Pray from The Dark album. Haunting!
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Opend with this song ..1992 day on the green..Oakla n d
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Metal Church still kicks a**. Coming to San Antonio Tx February can't wait
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No Human Factor?
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The most rock & metal stations on Pandora Radio!
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Love the third álbum
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I can air jam to all of METAL CHURCH with AUTHORITA!
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METAL CHURCH WOULD BE,"THE FUCKEN S**T!" TO SEE LIVE!
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metal rules
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joeeagle13
However. You are right 80's, rule. Slayer was pretty good. But far from who they "should" have been.
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joeeagle13
Tut. Sorry Craig. Slayer doesn't still rule. Catch someone still kicking a** like Megadeth. Now they still rule. Slayer is a fraction of what the were. Sounds like you smoked your good taste awyay in the 80's. Along with the slayer guys... who still live.
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Riverman hey what's up man? I was born in 70 too.I know what you mean. I'm still a proud metal head!!!r.I.p . Hanneman
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riverman172
I hear ya Craig. I was born in 70. I miss those days. The 80s were fun as hell. Kids will never have that kind of freedom again.
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I wish I could live in the late 80s early 90s forever I was 17 when I heard the dark.man I love those days. Slayer still rules of course!!
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damn buys rock on..Love this album...reme m b e r it like it was yesterday... D u k e baby....
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love this band........ .
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