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Metal Church is an American heavy metal band from Aberdeen, Washington. This is one of those few bands that have the ability to survive through good and bad times and never loose their quality. From their formation in early 80s till present, Metal Church has truly sustained their charm and appeal.
The band was formed in 1981 by the name of Shrapnel. This was the time when the thrash metal genre was evolving slowly. Metal Church's guitar work and vocals on their early releases were very aggressive.
However, there USP was that they retained a degree of melodicism that many other American thrash bands had abandoned later.
The band's sound is sometimes described as thrash metal, sometimes power metal, and mostly as combination of these two heavy metal subgenres. Their themes are usually dark, with early topics such as conflict and fear expanding to philosophical and social commentary later on.
Metal Church originally formed as Shrapnel in 1981, with Mike Murphy on vocals, Kirk Arrington on drums, Craig Wells and Kurdt Vanderhoof on guitars and Duke Erickson on bass. Mike Murphy quit later on citing personal and creative differences and was replaced by David Wayne.
In 1982, Metal Church released a demo tape called the Four Hymns. The album contained the early compositions like Battalions, Deathwish, Gods of Wrath, and The Brave. This demo version showed the spark in the band and they soon made their mainstream debut.
Metal Churchs first album was released in 1984. This self-titled debut album included three songs from the Demo Four Hymns demo and a cover of Deep Purple's Highway Star.
The band saw hit it with audience in the very first attempt and their beautiful melodies led the album sales to above 70,000 copies. After this, Elektra signed as they showed much potential in their debut.
The Dark was released in 1986, and further paved there way towards stardom. The album proved a huge commercial success and its videos, particularly Watch the Children Pray, received frequent airplay on MTV.
The band also toured with high-profile acts like Metallica. In 1989, Blessing In Disguise was released in which Heretic replaced Wayne as the vocalist. Their next album came in 1991 titled The Human Factor. Meanwhile, some internal issues led the band members to work on solo projects.
Hall Aflame and Hanging in the Balance were released before Metal Church disbanded in 1993. This brought the end to an era of good thrash music and their fans missed them to the core. However, the heroes rose again and made a splash entry again with the release of the album Live in 1998.
The album featured songs from their first two albums and recordings from multiple performances in the mid-'80s. Being Metal Church's only official live album to date, Live had fared well with the music lovers and their fans were rejoiced like never before.
The production of Live also paved the way fort the reunion as the members of the first major lineup decided to re-form and began work on a new studio album. The result of bands reunion was the wonderful album Masterpeace in 1999. However, the album did not fared well with the audience and the members parted ways once again giving ways to different controversies.
Again, the band survived through bad tines and continue the work somehow or other. The latest projects that Metal Church has worked on include their 2006 album A Light in the Dark, and 2008 released This Present Wasteland.
on September 23rd, 2008. After releasing five full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the '80s and early '90s, Metal Church is coming up with another tour with this album.
You can watch the thrash legends at a concert near you. So roll up your sleeves and be ready to clap loud as Metal Church is truly rocking.