Origin: Seattle, WA, USA
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Reverend  


Reverend is the band formed by vocalist David Wayne after his initial departure from Metal Church in the late eighties. Among the new band were two members from the LA band Heretic, which ironically was also the band that featured Wayne's replacement in Metal Church, that being Mike Howe. This lineup had four releases, with a style that unsurprisingly wasn't terribly different from mid-period MC. The band faded away in the mid-nineties, and then Wayne re-appeared in Metal Church (who also had been quiet for several years), singing on the band's comeback album Masterpeace.

In 2000, Wayne decided to resurrect Reverend, recruiting an entirely new lineup. A four-track EP, A Gathering Of Demons, was later released, again featuring a power metal style with characteristicly fine vocals from Wayne, though the tone here is a bit darker in the past. Wayne also formed another project/group, this one simply entitled Wayne, and that band's album was ironically called Metal Church, a move that has caused much mudslinging between him and his old bandmates.

Reverend was an on-again, off-again venture for several years. Wayne's last venture was to once again usurp the name of his former band, touring and promoting his new band as David Wayne's Metal Church. With his unfortunate passing in the spring of 2005, Reverend seemed to be finished, but the rest of the members decided to carry on in his honor. Curiously, the current lineup features no one who has recorded with the band previously.

Current Members

Robb Steele

vocals

Nacho Vara

guitars (Byfist)

Mike Falletta

bass

Dave Galbert

drums (Byfist)

Former Members/Guests

David Wayne

vocals (Metal Church, Wayne) RIP: May 10, 2005, automobile accident, age 47

Brian Korban

guitars (Heretic)

Stuart Fuji

guitars

Tommy Verdonck

guitars

Ernesto Martinez

guitars

Chris Nelson

guitars

John Stahlman

guitars

Davey Lee

guitars (Byfist) RIP: October 1, 2010, heart attack

Dennis O'Hara

bass (Heretic)

Angelo Espino

bass (Heretic, Hirax, Once Dead)

Todd Stotz

bass

Rick Basha

drums

Jason Ian

drums

Jesse Vara

drums (Byfist)


Discography



(EP) Reverend 
1989 Caroline
  1. Power of Persuasion
  2. Dimensional Confusion
  3. Wretched Excess
  4. Ritual
  • David Wayne
  • Brian Korban
  • Stuart Fuji
  • Dennis O'Hara
  • Rick Basha




World Won't Miss You 
1990 Charisma
  1. Remission
  2. Another Form of Greed
  3. Scattered Wits
  4. Desperate
  5. Leader of Fools
  6. World Won't Miss You
  7. Rude Awakening
  8. Gunpoint
  9. Killing Time
  10. Hand of Doom
  11. 11th Hour
  • David Wayne
  • Brian Korban
  • Stuart Fuji
  • Dennis O'Hara
  • Rick Basha




Play God 
1991 Charisma
  1. Butcher of Baghdad
  2. Heaven on Earth
  3. Fortunate Son
  4. Blessings
  5. Promised Land
  6. Play God
  7. Warp the Mind
  8. What You're Looking For
  9. Blackened Thrive
  10. Death of Me
  11. Far Away
  • David Wayne
  • Brian Korban
  • Tommy Verdonck
  • Angelo Espino
  • Jason Ian




Live 
1992 Charisma
  1. Gunpoint
  2. World Won't Miss You
  3. Scattered Wits
  4. B.O.B.
  5. Promised Land
  6. Power of Persuasion
  • David Wayne
  • Brian Korban
  • Ernesto Martinez
  • Angelo Espino
  • Jason Ian




(EP) A Gathering Of Demons 
2001 Neck Damage
  1. Massacre the Innocent
  2. Down
  3. Stealing my Mind
  4. Legion
  • David Wayne
  • Chris Nelson
  • John Stahlman
  • Todd Stotz
  • Jesse Vara


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