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Former Metal Church Vocalist David Wayne Dies

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The following press release has been posted at the David Wayne's Metal Church web site:

"On behalf of David Wayne's Metal Church, we would like to express our deepest sorrow in the passing of our metal brother, David Wayne. This is not only a loss for us as a band and his family, but also millions of metalheads throughout the world. David died due to complications from injuries he sustained in a head-on automobile accident several months ago.

"David Wayne was the patented scratchy vocals of several METAL CHURCH albums and was in the process of returning to the metal scene with his new band lineup. His goal was to return to the sounds of METAL CHURCH's albums released in 1984 and 1986. We will always remember the burning words and vocals in 'Gods of Wrath', 'Watch the Children Pray', and 'Start the Fire'. David and his current band had just completed several new songs and were ready to head to the recording studio after their European tour dates this summer.

"Along with David's family and friends, we would ask that cards, letters, and flowers be sent to the below address. Additionally, donations are being accepted to help David's family with funeral expenses.

David Wayne's Memorial Fund
C/O Verna Schielling
1217 North 57th Court
Ridgefield, WA 98642

Source: Jaxx

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1. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Yet another untimely loss. I remember many moons staying up all night listening the
first Metal Church lp vinyl all night long! His vocals were amazing. David RIP my metal
brother may you join the "Gods Of Wrath" Hail!

# May 11, 2005 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Pyracanda writes:

Siempre te recordaremos David ,por esos buenos momentos que nos has hecho pasar ,siempre seguiremos escuchando tus discos ,descansa en paz colega.

# May 11, 2005 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. thadeus writes:

I bought the first 2 albums when they came out and still listen to them.this is a huge loss for the metal community. rest in peace my metal brother.

# May 11, 2005 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. skape writes:

bummer

# May 11, 2005 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brokenwings13 writes:

How sad. This sucks.

# May 11, 2005 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. IBeatUpGoths writes:

METAL CHURCH SUCKS - GOOD RIDDANCE TO FAKE METAL QUEER

# May 12, 2005 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Mutt writes:

Why is that even in the saddest time some dumb as$ decideds to piss everyone off.

IBeatUp go fuc yourself


it saddens me that David died, Metal church still kicks as$ and they will always forever!
now i'm going to listen to some metal church
in memory of David Wayne
rest is peace

# May 12, 2005 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Mutt writes:

and death is freedom

# May 12, 2005 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rulin Kmadd writes:

I agree and the only fake metal queers on this site are the nu-metal douchetards
that post that disrepecting shiit on this site. What if Johnathan Davis died of aids
tomorrow how would you fa**ots feel about that?! You know as much as I bash
nu-metal if one of their musicians died I would pay respects for them too.

# May 12, 2005 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. madcat writes:

Dammit! just as he was coming back! hits me like a ton of bricks!

# May 12, 2005 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Nuclear6assault writes:

this is truely f***ing sh**.. another fallen metaller.. but us true metal brothers will always b there for each other.. may david rest in peace.. metal church was truely brilliant... hail old skool metal !!

# May 16, 2005 @ 7:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. jorge writes:

,sad but true ,wherever you are we keepyou into our hearts brothers of metal rest in peace see yaaa!

# May 17, 2005 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. A fan of many writes:


True Metal came from Metal Church and thats where it will always remain with me I wish his family and friends the best and hope everyday will get better for them after a tragedy like this.

# May 18, 2005 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. metalhedchik writes:

Truly a great loss...a killer metal voice and also a cool dude. My prayers go out to his family. REST IN PEACE REVEREND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# May 20, 2005 @ 2:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Raj Nevaskar writes:

I'm sorry you had to go through so much pain, David, in the last months of your life. Thank you God for finally takin him home! Jesus Christ Lives! Your friend, Raj

# May 20, 2005 @ 2:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. waxannie writes:

thank you for the metal...

# May 21, 2005 @ 2:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Mark Batin writes:

David was a true talent and a good friend. D.C., Doug, and Darrell I am so sorry for your loss and I wish I could be there. Take care and hope to see everyone again soon.

# May 21, 2005 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. FUBAR writes:

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Words cannot express my sadness. I was truly looking forward to the new Reverend stuff and now it will probably never appear.

Of all the metal groups coming out at the time (Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax), it was David Wayne's vocals that set Metal Church apart from the pact. The Dark was a masterpiece that the band would never be able to surpass. For now, I will set and listen to Wayne- Metal Church and wonder why the metal community never embraced the CD better. Rest In Peace, Reverend of the Metal Church, we all look forward to joining you on the other side one day.

# May 21, 2005 @ 9:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ZerO writes:

that sucks, truely. R.I.P.

# May 21, 2005 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. fekall writes:

I remember seeing Metal Church back in 1986-87 with Anthrax. They opened up and rocked just as heavy and raging as Anthrax. Hail to David. RIP man...

# May 23, 2005 @ 2:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. OCC writes:

DAMN IT!!! THIS SUCKS!!!

# May 23, 2005 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Rob writes:

To "(6/21) by IBeatUpGoths" little post. I hope you choke on you next teabag.

Metal Church is truly one Metals greatest bands. I'm sorry to see David go. But I am sure glad we had him for as long as we did. Metal-up your afterlife. Peace!!

# May 23, 2005 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. mushmouth writes:

man that sucks I was always more into reverend than MC but liked both...R.I.P. thanx 4 the metal tunes & u will live on thru the metal u left us

# May 24, 2005 @ 6:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. buloy writes:


RIP pareng david......

# May 24, 2005 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. psycho writes:

r.i.p. david wayne.

# May 24, 2005 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Tommy Robinson writes:

Man - it's crazy. I just started to get back into the thrash scene - digging out the old tapes and check up to see how everyone is doing and see alot of great muscians have passed. The self titled MC album is one of the greatest - a masterpiece and Mr Wayne deserves his credit. May he rest in peace.

# May 24, 2005 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Oscar Duéñez writes:

I've seen the evolution of rock since the 60s and among thousands of bands, there´s no doubt Metal Church is one of the graetest still. their powerful metal hit the 80s like a ton of bricks and their sound was pretty distinctive. Mr. Wayne's voice suited perfectly into the band's sound.
great loss for the metal community world wide. RIP.

# May 26, 2005 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. The Trooper writes:

R.I.P. DAVID. your voice will live on forever in METAL CHURCH. METAL CHURCH was & still is one of the GREATEST THRASH METAL BANDS OF ALL TIMES.

# May 30, 2005 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Metal Godz writes:

David, you will be missed may you rest in peace !

# May 31, 2005 @ 8:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Idiots not welcome writes:

Rulin Kmadd If Jonithan Davis Died of Aids it would be no skin of my nose. My only wish is that you would join him since only a*s holes post comments like yours.

# May 31, 2005 @ 8:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Just call me Dave writes:

Another powerful soul has joined the ranks of Rock & Roll Valhalla. Thanks, David, for the legacy you have left us. To all who use these moments as a chance to kick those who are down, just remember, such cowardice ultimately gets you nowhere. If you didn't like David Wayne, or any other fallen icon, for that matter, at least have the decency not to leave a foul mark on their memorial!

# Jun 1, 2005 @ 5:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. hard13heavy writes:

f*** me!!! I have been banging the sh** out of my car speakers for the last three days just cranking up that good old one from Metal Church - Live (originally recorded in 1986!)! Awesome, as we all know!. And just 30 minutes ago I read about the death of David Wayne for the first time!!! U can just imagine how I felt! f***ing devastating... Life sucks once more...as usual... What can be said?...
At least he joined the late Greatest of all - Jimi Hendrix... Hope to be there with those guys one day too, when my f***ing time is up... sh**! RIP, David. All good things never last, and f***ing garbage around us seems to live forever...

# Jun 2, 2005 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. thrash under pressure writes:

the first two metal church albums are timeless classics, metal church never got t5he crit they desereved but they were equally as good as any of the bands that got more credit. i would put david wayne's vocals up against anybody's as far as metal goes. he had such a distinctive voice and was the biggest part of what made metal church one of the more unique bands out there at the time. he will truly be missed, r.i.p. brother.

# Jun 5, 2005 @ 10:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. TacomaScene.com writes:

It was truly a pleasure to have known David Wayne. TacomaScene.com now extends that friendship into a commemorative website in honor of his daughter, Tonya Lee. I now share what I have of David's with the world......... I welcome all to visit
http://www.TacomaScene.com/wayne

Sincerely,
Terry Kuehn
TacomaScene.com

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Friday 13th Webzine c/o Jason Brown writes:

I can't believe that Dave Wayne is yet another loss in the metal world!! I had the pleasure of meeting him at WOA 2000, what a star he was!!! You will be sadly missed. How many more fallen conrades will there be??? Not only Dave was a excellent singer is was no rock star either!!

Rest now Dave, keep that Metal Church in the sky shining. As we are watching the children pray!!
RIP.

www.friday13thmetal.co.uk

# Jun 7, 2005 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Mississippi Metal Militia writes:

I have loved Metal Church since they first came out and David surely put them over the top with such powerful vocals, who can forget that scream on "Burial at Sea" I was unaware of his accident and just found out about his death. I would have loved to see a Metal Church reunion as I never had the chance to see them live. He will surely be missed but never forgotten and I'm sure I'll be pulling out "The Dark" tonite to pay tribute. Rest in Peace Brother and say hi to Dimebag for me.

# Jun 8, 2005 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Voivod from the Netherlands writes:

Just heard this sad news.... The first Metal Church album is one of the few , which have made a deep impact at me at the time of release and still does after 20 years. After Chuck and Paul Baloff the metal community has lost yet another of the great frontmen from the 80's.
I will cherish the memories of their gig on the Aardschok festival in 1987 with Metallica, Anthrax, Laaz Rockit and Celtic Frost and of course by playing the unforgettable music David will live on.

RIP bro, and strength to all family, friends and loved ones.

# Jun 10, 2005 @ 1:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. TacomaScene writes:

David Wayne:
A commemorative website in honor of his daughter, Tonya Lee:

http://www.TacomaScene.com/wayne

# Jun 10, 2005 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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