Band Photo: Metal Church (?)
From: Seattle, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded
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Metal Church have posted this message on their official website:
To our European fans, we just wanted to let you know that we apologize for the confusion surrounding our upcoming tour, which was to start in March 2005. Our record company has advised us to postpone and reschedule a tour for late spring/early summer, in order to have proper promotion and organization. New dates are coming in as we speak, and we will be posting them here the minute they are confirmed. One date that IS confirmed is the Wacken festival. We can't wait to get there, and are looking forward to kicking ass all over Europe as soon as we can!
Thanks again for all your support!
Metal Church and Endhammer have been confirmed for Germany's Wacken Open Air festival on August 4-6 in Wacken.
A list of bands confirmed to appear so far:
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METAL CHURCH is touring now in support of the new album 'The Weight Of The World' through SPV Records, supported by Roadrunner metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD...
10/28/2004 Tailspin , Las Vegas, NV
10/29/2004 Burt's Tiki Lounge , Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/2004 The Starlight , Ft. Collins, CO
10/31/2004 Whiskey Bill's , Lakewood, CO
11/01/2004 Union Station , Colorado Springs, CO
11/03/2004 Hurricane, The , Kansas City,
11/04/2004 The Green Door , Oklahoma City, OK
11/05/2004 Hairy Mary's , Des Moines, IA
11/06/2004 Vnuk's Lounge 5036 , Cudahy, WI
11/07/2004 Station , St. Paul, MN
11/10/2004 Mirage , Indianapolis, IN 46203
11/11/2004 Viele's Planet , Springfield, IL
11/12/2004 Rockwell , Springfield, MO
11/13/2004 I-Rock Nightclub , Detroit, MI
11/14/2004 Token Lounge , Westland, MI
11/15/2004 House of Blues - Chicago , IL
11/16/2004 Sudsy Malone's , Cincinnati, OH
11/17/2004 Peabody's Downunder , Cleveland, OH 44115
11/19/2004 Jaxx , Springfield, VA 22152
11/20/2004 Thunderdome , Baltimore, MD
11/21/2004 Crazy Donkey , Farmingdale, NY
11/22/2004 Dingbatz , Clifton, NJ
11/23/2004 Chance , Poughkeepsie, NY
11/24/2004 The Icon , Buffalo, NY
11/26/2004 Cabbot Street , Chicopee, MA
11/27/2004 The Continental , New York, NY
11/28/2004 Fuel , Lowell, MA
Mayhem, Death Angel and Metal Church's one-off performance in Mexico City, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 23, has been cancelled, according to a posting on MAYHEM's web site. "The cancellation was due to misbooking and was no fault of the band's whatsoever," the posting adds. The one-day event, dubbed "Festival del Muerto", was also set to feature several local acts, including Men At Arms, Garrobos, Damn Shark and The Zephyr.
Posted on the official 3 Inches of Blood website:
To confirm, (guitarists) Bobby Froese and Sunny Dhak are no longer part of the band. The two of them decided they could no longer commit to touring and needed to deal with some personal matters. Naturally, we were all quite shocked and disappointed by their decision, but after much discussion we understand why they needed to do this and we wish them the best.
We decided afterwards that we didn't want to call it a day, so we've recruited the guitar talents of Justin Hagberg from war-metallers Allfather, and Shane Clark who plays in Ten Miles Wide and The Almighty Punchdrunk.
We're also pleased to announce that we'll be doing a tour of the U.S.A. as main support for Metal Church.
Confirmed dates for the Metal Church tour are as follows: More...
Mayhem, Death Angel, Metal Church will be teaming up for a one-off performance in Mexico City on October 23 at the VDMAS. The one-day event, dubbed "El Festival del Muerto", will also feature several local bands, including Men At Arms, Garrobos, Damn Shark and The Zephyr. A posted for the show can be viewed at this location.
Metal Church's official web site has been updated with photos of the band jamming with former members, original bassist Duke Erickson and guitarist John Marshall, at Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, WA on July 9 and at The Last Day in Santa Rosa, CA on June 24, respectively. Check out the pictures at this location.
Metal Church's new album, "The Weight of the World", is scheduled for release on July 26 through SPV Records. The group's current lineup consists of guitarists Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (ex-Malice), vocalist Ronny Munroe (ex-Rottweiller), drummer Kirk Arrington and bassist Steve Unger.
Upcoming Metal Church tour dates:
Jul. 19 - Mason Jar - Phoenix, Arizona
Jul. 21 - Showcase Theater - Corona, CA
Jul. 22 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Jul. 23 – Tailspin - Las Vegas, NV
Jul. 24 - Electric Theater - St. George, UT
Jul. 27 - Club Underground - Reno, NV
Jul. 28 - The Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA
West Coast-based heavy metal legends Metal Church have posted samples of each song from their brand new forthcoming album, "The Weight Of The World", on their official website. Check them out here.
The current lineup is:
Ronny Munroe (ex-Rottweiler) - Vocals
Kurdt Vanderhoof - Guitars
Jay Reynolds (ex-Malice) - Guitars
Steve Unger - Bass
Kirk Arrington - Drums