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Metal Church - Releasing Book In November

NW Metalworx Books has announced the pre-order of Beyond The Black: The Story Of Metal Church, a book covering the legendary metal band by author James R. Beach and co-author and archivist Brian L. Naron. Tentatively set for publication this November, the book includes interviews with past and present members of Metal Church, crew members, producers, managers, friends, peers and others, as well as numerous rare images and photos, extensive concert listings, discography and a foreword by former Grim Reaper guitarist Nick Bowcott.

A synopsis reads as follows: "In 1983, former Lewd guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof joined forces with vocalist David Wayne, guitarist Craig Wells, bassist Duke Erickson, and drummer Kirk Arrington, to form one of the heaviest bands to ever come out of the Pacific Northwest. Taking the name from his early attempts to assemble a band down in San Francisco that fused the aggression of punk rock, with the precision of heavy metal music, Vanderhoof assembled a powerhouse lineup back in Washington state. They quickly garnered attention for demos recorded that summer, live performances and a breakout indie album the following year, and landed a major label deal and went on to worldwide popularity."

"40 years later, Metal Church lives on. Surviving various lineup changes, a short breakup, the ups and downs and changes of the music scene, and the tragic losses of two of their iconic lead singers, they continue to tour and make great albums under the guiding hand and direction of founding riff-master Vanderhoof. With a new singer and a new album in 2023, Metal Church is poised to continue their legacy as an influential and well-respected heavy metal band. This is their story..."

Band profile: Metal Church
Posted: 19.09.2023 by Metal God

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