The surviving members of DAVID WAYNE'S METAL CHURCH, the band formed by late METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne, have issued the following press release:
"On May 10th, 2005 we lost a true brother and close friend, Reverend David Wayne. As many already know, David was returning to the metal scene with us, the band members of REVEREND, labeled as DAVID WAYNE'S METAL CHURCH (DWMC). His sole goal was to try and get metal to be METAL again, at the same time drawing attention towards our return.
"When a bandmate dies, the remaining members have to make a decision; continue on with the same beliefs, values, and direction, or stop playing together and pursue other projects. In our case, David left us specific instructions. After a period of mourning and in David Wayne's honor, we will follow through with the 'Godfather of Metal''s wishes.
"As of the date of this press release, DAVID WAYNE'S METAL CHURCH no longer exists; however, in the pursuit of true heavy metal we are announcing the reformation of REVEREND!
Davey Lee - Guitar
Nacho Vara - Guitar
Jesse Vara - Drums
Brendon Kyle - Bass
"We are working on our older material plus the new collaborated songs with lyrics by David Wayne and are in search of a lead vocalist. We are not seeking a replacement for David Wayne, but a vocalist who wants metal to be metal and carry on the tradition and give justice to the lyrics and music of REVEREND!
"Interested persons should send an 8x10 Photo, resume, and a CD of his/her vocal abilities to: Reverend, 404 Riverside Drive, Pipe Creek TX 78063."