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One of America’s legendary metal bands, who are partly responsible for carving the DNA into the foundations of our beloved genre will be making their way to Ireland in June. METAL CHURCH will be taking to the stage in Dublin and Belfast for two exclusive Irish dates. Get all details below.

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Metal Church have been confirmed for two Irish dates, appearing at Belfast’s Limelight 2, June 22nd and Voodoo Lounge on June 23rd with tickets on sale from Wednesday, March 1st, priced at £20/€25 (inc booking fee) via Ticketmaster and Sound Cellar.

Hard rock titans Metal Church returned with their latest album XI in March 25th  via Rat Pak Records last year t0 a tidal wave of highly ranked reviews.


The band’s 11th studio release also marked the return of legendary vocalist and front man Mike Howe. The reunion between Mike and Metal Church started in July of 2014 when Mike started working with Kurdt Vanderhoof on a side project he was forming with Nigel Glockler from Saxon.

Through these initial conversations, Kurdt convinced Mike to ultimately return to Metal Church. The idea was to see if they could recapture some of the magic from the 3 albums Metal Church released in the late 80’s: The Human Factor, Blessing In Disguise and Hanging In The Balance. Out of those sessions, XI was born and captures the sound that made the band fan-favorites in the 80‘s and mixes it with a new, invigorated sound for 2016.

Sometimes I still can’t believe it myself, no one would have ever thought Mike would return after his departure almost 2 decades ago”, says guitarist and founding member Kurdt Vanderhoof.

At first I struggled with the decision to come back, but after hearing the riffs that Kurdt was writing, I just couldn’t resist“, says returning vocalist Mike Howe.

Metal Church live

Check out the video for No Tomorrow, below. The video was filmed in the Satsop Nuclear Facility, an abandoned nuclear power plant in Elma, Washington. The video was directed by Jamie Chamberlin of Black Dahlia Films and features a unique visual that ties into the location.

Check out DME Promotions for updates on METAL CHURCH live in Belfast’s Limelight 2 on June 22nd and Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge on June 23rd. For more information on METAL CHURCH, please click here.


Oran O’Beirne