Very sad news to hear tonight from Metal Chuch. Mike Howe has passed away.
In a statement from the band on their Facebook the band had this to say:
“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.”
This hits hard for us all around Seattle. Growing up, Metal Church has been a big part of our local metal scene. Our hearts go out to Mike’s family and the entire Metal Church family. Rest In Peace Mike!