August 21, 1965 |
|Years active||1986–1997, 2015–present|
|Associated acts||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 1995 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.
On April 30, 2015, Metal Church announced that Mike Howe has rejoined the band.
- Breaking Point (1988, Metal Blade)
With Metal Church
- Blessing in Disguise (1989, Elektra Records)
- The Human Factor (1991, Epic Records)
- Hanging in the Balance (1993, Blackheart Records)
- XI (2016, Rat Pak Records)
- http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/heretic.htm. Nolifetilmetal.com. Retrieved 2011-03-18
- http://www.metalchurchmusic.com, band history page, Metal Church, Retrieved 2011-03-18.
- http://www.metal-rules.com/zine/content/view/219/41/. Metal-rules.com. 1998-08-08. Retrieved 2011-03-18.
- "Metal Church Rejoined By Singer Mike Howe". Blabbermouth.net. April 30, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
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