Mike Howe (Metal Church) has died at 55

Long-running lead vocalist for San Francisco heavy metal band Metal Church, Mike Howe died this morning, July 26th at the age of 55. A cause of death has not been made public as of this posting.

The band broke the news this evening, they said:

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 an active member in Metal Church from 1988-1995 and again from 2015-2021. Howe also played in Heretic from 1987-1988 and in Snair in 1988.

See a few tributes below. RIP.



















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