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Tag Archives: Metal Church

Doro and Metal Church announce co-headlining U.S Tour

Posted by on January 23, 2019

The metal queen, Doro Pesch, and Metal Church have announced that they will be joining forces for a U.S. spring tour as Images of Eden will be supporting both acts for the entire trek. Metal Church will be promoting their latest effort with 2018’s Damned If You Do as well as 2016’s XI, along with […]

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New & Noteworthy: December 7th, 2018: The Missing New Releases

Posted by on December 7, 2018

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. We’re right in the middle of 2018 list season, so don’t expect too many more big releases this year. You can check out the last week’s New & Noteworthy for what all […]

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First wave of bands revealed for first-ever MegaCruise

Posted by on October 10, 2018

Yesterday (9th), Megadeth revealed the first wave of bands for their first-ever Megacruise. We were excited when we noticed Anthrax will be caught in this thrashing journey throughout the Pacific. Megadeth will continue to update us today with additional bands, hosts, and more at this location. The inaugural MegaCruise will depart from Los Angeles on […]

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Metal Church Drummer Stet Howland (ex-WASP) diagnosed with cancer

Posted by on October 12, 2017

Metal Church have been powering through back to back challenges since they parted ways with drummer Jeff Plate earlier this year. These heavy metal giants moved forward and recruited the mighty Stet Howland who’s known for his work with WASP, Lita Ford, and more. Unfortunately, the drummer has been diagnosed with a lymphoma type of […]

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Review/Photos: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, KISS headline Second Annual Chicago Open Air Festival

Posted by on July 27, 2017

The second annual Chicago Open Air Festival took place this past July 14th-16th at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Metal Insider was on site to take in all the music, food, and experiences. Friday Arriving Friday afternoon, the sounds of Failure/Anthem rang out as they opened the second stage to a crowd who was still […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/17: Motionless In White make a grave debut

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   We’re still operating on limited info for Metal By Numbers, but I do have a treat for you. A few weeks ago I mentioned having total sales numbers for the Big Four, a […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/11: Madness remains on the charts

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   This week’s list of debuts is even bigger than the last. While last week contained many Records Store Day numbers, this week is everything from returning veterans to live albums (no really, like […]

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Metal Church reveals tour, announces new touring drummer

Posted by on April 21, 2017

Last month we heard Metal Church parted ways with drummer Jeff Plate. Due to these circumstances, the band dropped from their unique tour with Alter Bridge and In Flames. The group finally revealed Plate’s touring replacement for their summer shows will be former W.A.S.P drummer Stet Howland. The band’s extensive list of dates and ticket […]

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Metal Church drop off Alter Bridge tour, Devour the Day to replace them

Posted by on March 22, 2017

Yesterday, Metal Church drummer Jeff Plate departed the band after 12 years. We were wondering if the band would be able to nab a new drummer  in time for their tour with Alter Bridge and In Flames. It turns out that they’re not. At first, Metal Church shared the news on their Facebook that they dropped five dates from […]

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Metal Church parts ways with drummer Jeff Plate

Posted by on March 21, 2017

We are one month away from Metal Church kicking off their unique tour with Alter Bridge and In Flames and it looks like it will happen without drummer Jeff Plate. After twelve years with the group, Plate will be packing away his Metal Church sticks. Plate has been with the group since 2006’s A Light in the […]

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