Metal Church Premiere “Damned If You Do” Video

Metal Church have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Damned If You Do.” That effort will be released on December 7.

Singer Mike Howe commented:

“I hope the fans enjoy this first video, it really sets the tone for the entire album. We are doing our best to keep metal alive METAL CHURCH style. Damned if we didn’t!”

Drummer Stet Howland added:

“From my first listen of the ‘Damned If You Do’ demo, I was blown away. From Mike’s ‘hummm’ intro to Kurdt’s [Vanderhoof] badass guitar riff to the infectious chorus, I was hooked! If I was any more excited people would have to call me ‘shit legs’. Hahaha.”


Metal Church To Release New Album “Damned If You Do” In December

Metal Church have revealed the details for their new album “Damned If You Do.” The effort will be released on December 7 and the cover art and track listing can be seen below:

“Damned If You Do” Track Listing:

01. “Damned If You Do”
02. “The Black Things”
03. “By The Numbers”
04. “Revolution Underway”
05. “Guillotine”
06. “Rot Away”
07. “Into The Fold”
08. “Monkey Finger”
09. “Out Of Balance”
10. “The War Electric”

Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof said the following:

“I feel this album is a very powerful statement to what Metal Church has always been about. A tough and aggressive old-school metal album while maintaining a level of musicality and melodic sensibilities.”

Drummer Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P., etc.) also commented:

“From the minute we started tracking this new CD, I had the feeling that it was going to be something special. I knew that I was going to do my best to deliver a top drum performance, not only because of the high standard set by past Metal Church drummers, but also because this is my first CD release after being sick [with non-Hodgkin lymphoma]. I’m beyond happy with all aspects of this CD — great songs, great performances, great production; just an overall great CD! I love it!”

Frontman Mike Howe added:

“I’m very excited about the new release. It all came together way better than I even imagined. It’s a great feeling to work really hard on a musical project pouring your heart into it and hoping it comes out as something you can be proud of in the end. I have been listening to it every day and loving it! I hope our fans do as well!”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Listen To Metal Church’s Cover Of Nazareth’s “Please Don’t Judas Me”

Metal Church’s cover of Nazareth’s “Please Don’t Judas Me” is now available to stream below. The track will be featured on a new limited edition compilation CD called “”Deep Cuts & Rarities,” which is set to be released on May 18.

Metal Church Drummer Stet Howland’s Cancer Is In Remission

Metal Church’s Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P.) has revealed that his cancer is now in remission. He recieved the good news after a recent PET Scan.

Howland said the following:

Holy crap do I have some good news to share today!

Friday I got a PET Scan to see where I’m at with the cancer situation. Today I got my results, I am officially in remission!!! There was no detectable cancer in my body!!! I nearly shit myself I was so happy. Needless to say there were tears of joy here at my house. Lol. (Myself included).

I want to thank each and every one of you who showed love and support for me and my family. Every message, call, donation, etc, meant the world to me. I am beyond thankful for all of it, and for all of you.

I lost 6 months of my life and every hair on my body to a dreadful disease that usually takes good people’s lives. The financial doom that came with it will follow me for a while, but honestly in my opinion huge financial debt can not be weighed against the value of life itself. So now I owe hundreds of thousands of dollars, big fucking deal. Lol. That’s a gift when compared to the alternative. (Death).

Again, I thank you all for the incredible love and support. My wife to be Heidi saved my life at the onset of this nightmare and remains in my corner til this day. She is amazing. I’m one thankful guy right now. Soooo very thankful.

Wishing you all a great day!

The BIGGEST LOVE to all.
“Carry on”


Metal Church Drummer Stet Howland Diagnosed With Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Metal Church’s Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P.) has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This news comes after the drummer was hospitalized last month.

Howland commented:

“In layman’s terms, it’s essentially a form of cancer in my blood. And while it is a very aggressive form of cancer, it is also very treatable with an 80% cure rate. In my case, I’m one of the lucky ones whom my doctors are confident of knocking this shit completely out of me!

“I have gone from actually feeling like death to feeling fairly strong, all in just under one week of treatment. It’s been a rigorous and constant IV fusion cocktail that hasn’t been exactly fun. But if this is what it takes to get back to my family, and to get back to my routine, I find it well worth it.

“We started treatment based on the doctors’ initial diagnosis, as they were confident of what they were dealing with. They knew I had a form of lymphoma but the actual details didn’t rear their head until yesterday as we had to await test results.

“I’m once again blown away and thankful for all the positivity, love, and well wishes from family, friends and fans worldwide. I have heard from some people that I never knew if I would ever hear from again. Friends from school and all walks of life have reached out. The outpouring of love has been overwhelming, to say the least. I have been feeling like crap off and on for over a year now wondering why; now we all know.

“I will be discharged next week and heading back to Vegas, where I will begin tracking the new METAL CHURCH record with a vigor and thankfulness that I don’t know if I’ve ever felt in my life.

“The 2018 METAL CHURCH calendar is already starting to fill up, and I’m going to be out there whooping ass at every single one of them!

“I consider myself a very lucky man who has done many great things in my life. I have been blessed to play in several iconic bands in my career. But my current METAL CHURCH gig is the unrivaled pinnacle of it all.”

Metal Church Officially Welcome Drummer Stet Howland (Ex-W.A.S.P.) To The Band

Metal Church have have officially welcomed Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P.) to the band as their new drummer. He was previously just filling in, but is now a permanent member.

Mike Howe commented:

“I am overwhelmed and grateful that Stet has found his way into the fold and I look forward to many successful and joyful performances together.”

Kurdt Vanderhoof added:

“We are extremely happy to have Stet as our new engine. He is a fantastic drummer and a great guy to work with. But the hazing shall continue relentlessly!”

Howlan, himself, also commented:

“After being home for only a few days from possibly the best tour of my life, I received a conference call from Kurdt and Mike, for a split second I thought to myself ‘Oh shit, what did I do?’ But my concern quickly turned to an unremovable smile when they asked if I would be interested in being a permanent member of Metal Church.

“It’s no secret that Metal Church have always been one of my favorite metal bands and that, in my opinion, they are on the strongest ascent of any band in their genre! And given that the band kicks ass live, has an incredible record label, a rabid fan base, relevant new music, recent Billboard chart positions and first-week CD sales that rival multi-platinum acts, my answer was an unwavering ‘YES’!

“On my maiden journey I was blown away by Mike Howe’s consistent crowd destruction, Kurdt’s ridiculously heavy riffs, Rick Van Zandt’s refusal to make even one mistake and my glue-like bond with Steve (it’s a well-known fact that METAL CHURCH bass player Steve Unger is one of my closest friends and it was Steve who initially suggested me to the band).

“There is understanding, mutual respect and camaraderie present here that is missing in so many ‘famous’ acts. I am honoured to be a member of such a group of people and will do my best to deliver strong performances both live and in the studio.”