He said: " 'Masterpeace' , which I like to call 'Disasterpeace'. The whole thing was a great idea, but when we tried to put together, it just didn't work. They literally forced us into doing that, and I was telling the management and record company, 'Look, this is a bad, bad idea. I was, like, 'Fuck you. I told you, and I warned you that this is bad.
Metal Church is an American heavy metal band. They originally formed in San Francisco, California in before relocating to Aberdeen, Washington the following year and briefly using the name Shrapnel. Their self titled debut album was released in , and their latest, Damned If You Do , was released on December 7, Metal Church is credited as a formative influence on the thrash metal subgenre,  melding the aesthetics of the new wave of British heavy metal and American hard rock with "incredibly tight musicianship" and "piercingly screeched" vocals. Founding guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof remained the group's sole consistent creative force throughout its career, despite reducing his role strictly to composition in after tiring of performing.
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However, the band really hit its stride when Wayne left and was replaced by Mike Howe on 's Blessing in Disguise ; Vanderhoof left after the album due to his dislike of touring and was replaced by Metallica guitar tech John Marshall. Vanderhoof remained the group's designated composer on 's The Human Factor , possibly the band's most socially conscious album yet. However, the advent of alternative rock and problems with their record label contributed to a loss of direction on 's Hanging in the Balance , and Metal Church ended up disbanding. In , the group's original lineup -- Wayne , Vanderhoof , Wells , Erickson , and Arrington -- reunited and released the album Masterpeace. The ensuing years saw the group undergoing numerous lineup changes and assorted members tending to other projects. In , the band issued their seventh full-length LP, the critically acclaimed Weight of the World , which marked the debut of new vocalist Ronny Munroe. Tragically, former vocalist David Wayne died the following year from complications resulting from a car accident.