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Metal Musicians React to the Death of Metal Church’s Mike Howe


Yesterday (July 26), it was reported that Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe has passed away at the age of 55. No cause of death has been publicly disclosed.

Since then, tributes to the late frontman have begun to pour in from prominent members of the metal community. MetalSucks has compiled some of those tributes below. We will continue to add more as they come in.

Share your own homage to Howe in the comments section. Please be respectful.

Gary Holy (Exodus, Slayer)

Mike Portnoy (Liquid Tension Experiment, ex-Dream Theater, etc.)


Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche)


Craig Locicero (Dress the Dead, ex-Forbidden)

Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Journey)

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)

Chris “Zeuss” Harris

Don Jamieson

Eddie Trunk

Michael Wilton (ex-Queensrÿche)

Jordan Cannata (Adrenaline Mob)


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