Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe has died suddenly at the age of 55.
The band has issued the following statement:
“It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music. Mike Howe passed away this morning at his home in Eureka, California. We are devastated and at a loss for words. Please respect our privacy and the Howe family’s privacy during this most difficult time.”
Mike Howe was Metal Church vocalist from 1988 – 1996, and then again from 2015 – 2021. He debuded with the band on their third album ‘Blessing In Disguise‘, replacing the late David Wayne. Mike’s final album with the band was ‘Damned If You Do‘. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.