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Metal Church's Singer Mike Howe Death Ruled As Suicide According To The Police
Updated: Jul 31, 2021
As posted on TMZ Website for the cause of death of Metal Church's singer Mike Howe. "Metal Church's late frontman Mike Howe took his own life ... according to the cops who found the rocker's body.
A spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept. tells TMZ ... Mike's official cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging. Officially, authorities are calling it a suicide.
As we reported ... cops got the call Monday just after 10 AM in Eureka, CA for a report of an unexpected death at a home. When deputies arrived at the scene, we're told they found Mike dead.
The Sheriff's Dept. also told us alcohol and drugs were not believed to be factors in the 55-year-old singer's death, and no controlled substances or paraphernalia were found in the home where he died. "
According to the Metal Church Facebook page singer Mike Howe has passed away July 26 2021
"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 (born August 21, 1965) was an American heavy metal singer who performed with Metal Church.
Howe began his career as the singer for a Detroit band called Hellion (later renamed Snair after moving to Los Angeles) before joining the band Heretic, who were formed in 1986. Heretic released its sole full-length album, Breaking Point in 1988 before Howe departed to join Metal Church and Heretic disbanded.
From 1988 until 1996 Howe sang in Metal Church, replacing David Wayne. After Howe joined Metal Church the subject matter deepened. The band's lyrics tackled political and social issues of the day with the releases of Blessing in Disguise and The Human Factor. Howe recorded three albums with Metal Church before the group split up in 1995.
Although he has rarely recorded or performed outside of Heretic and Metal Church, Howe provided guest vocals on Hall Aflame's 1991 album Guaranteed Forever and Megora's 1997 EP Illusions.
Metal Church founder Kurdt Vanderhoof reported in 1998 that Howe had retired and was living in Tennessee with his family.
On April 30, 2015, Metal Church announced that Howe had rejoined the band. Since then, he has appeared on two more albums with them – XI (2016) and Damned If You Do (2018), as well as their 2017 live album Classic Live.
Breaking Point (1988, Metal Blade)
With Metal Church
Blessing in Disguise (1989)
The Human Factor (1991)
Hanging in the Balance (1993)
Classic Live (2017)
Damned If You Do (2018)
From the Vault (2020)
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