Mike Howe, vocalist for American heavy metal juggernauts Metal Church, has sadly passed away at the age of 55.
The band broke the sad news today on social media, but did not mention Howe’s cause of death.
“It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music,” they wrote.
“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.”
The metal legends have been together on and off since 1980, with Howe fronting the band from 1988 until 1994, before officially returning in April of 2015.
He joined the band for their debut Australian tour in 2019, before the release of their latest album ‘From The Vault’ in 2020.