As reported on the band’s Facebook page, Mike Howe passed away this morning at his home in Eureka, California. No further information is available at this time. Metal Invader sends our condolences to his family, friends and band mates.

«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.»

Mike Howe was Metal Church‘s vocalist between 1988 and 1995, and then again between 2015 and present day.