Mike Howe

After the tragic news of Metal Church’s frontman, Mike Howe, death the metal community reacted with messages of grief and sadness.

Mike’s death was announced via a post on the band’s social media: “”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.”

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Mike Howe from @metalchurchis1 I can’t say I knew him well, but I did spend a weekend with him and the band in the studio while they were recording his first album with the band (Blessing In Disguise) back in 1988. Gone way too soon #RIPMikeHowe“, Mike Portnoy

“Just heard the sad news of the passing of Mike Howe. We signed his first band, Heretic to @MetalBlade. Then of course he went onto a great career with @metalchurchis1. Really good guy and gone way too soon. Condolences to his family and friends. #RIPMikeHowe“, Brian Slagel

“Words fail. Can’t believe we lost not only an amazing singer, but a tremendously great guy. Our bands crossed paths many times and we often spoke of touring together. Here is Todd with Mike at Rock Fest in Barcelona, Spain. RIP Mike Howe.
(photo credit Abel Ferralla)” , Michael Wilton