Metal Church confirm rumours that Marc Lopes is their new lead vocalist

Photo by GianRock Photography by Giovanni Cionci

Metal Church confirm rumours that Marc Lopes is their new lead vocalist

During the last week, rumours had been circulating that Metal Church had found a new lead vocalist in Marc Lopes. For instance, The Metal Voice posted the following message on their Facebook page on January 26, 2023:

“Strong Speculation That The New Metal Church Singer is Marc Lopes (Ross The Boss Band, Let Us Prey)

Based On New Metal Church Audio Clip

What do you think?”

These rumours have turned out to be true as Metal Church and Lopes confirmed yesterday that he was indeed the band’s new singer. Lopes replaces Metal Church frontmanΒ Mike Howe who sadly took his own life at the age of 55 back in July 2021.

The following message was posted on Metal Church‘s Facebook page yesterday (on February 2, 2023):

“Yes, the rumors are true, it’s official! Please welcome vocalist Marc Lopes to the congregation! We auditioned a handful of vocalists and while they were all great, Marc quickly became the clear choice. Both David Wayne and Mike Howe had a very unique, irreplaceable quality to their voices, so we were not looking for a clone of either. We wanted someone new, who could embrace the past, and also bring something fresh and exciting to the mix. Marc brings a very classic yet modern feel to the songs and we are looking forward to getting this new album out to you later this year! Thank you for your continued support of Metal Church! Love & respect, Kurdt Vanderhoof

Photo credit: GianRock Photography by Giovanni Cionci

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Lopes chimed in on Facebook as well yesterday (on February 2, 2023) with the following message:

“It’s OFFICIAL ….AWwoOWOWooFukya ……Time to FuknKILLLLLLLLLLLLLiT …….. Honored and Grateful beyond words to be a part of this Legacy called Metal Church ……. Thank YOU ALL for the kind words, support and here’s to lots of work ahead ….. Seeya on the road soon …… and YESSSS Im still part of Ross The Boss Band so no BS speculation please ….. LETS FUKN DO THIS …… πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ’₯πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

Ross The Boss‘ “Maiden of Shadows” video: