Metal Church ‘studio snippet’ with Mike Howe AtV July 19, 2015 News Metal Church are strraming a new studio snippet featuring the return of legendary frontman, Mike Howe, who first took the place of original singer David Wayne in the mid-’80s. A new, updated version of “Badlands” titled “Badlands 2015” camn also be heard streaming below. The track was mixed by Chris “The Wizard” Collier and was recorded in early June. Metal Church 2015 features Mike Howe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof on guitar, Jeff Plate on drums, Steve Unger on bass, and Rick Van Zandt on lead guitar. A new album is due for release this fall on Rat Pak Records.