METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. Their sophomore album, ‘Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty’, was released on September 7th via Nuclear Blast.
Today the band discusses the unique experience that is a METAL ALLEGIANCE live performance. Watch the video trailer below!
Alex Skolnick states, “One of the exciting things about having a band of players who are in different bands is that you don’t know who you are going to get for events but we can usually count on the ‘core four’ and a really nice supporting line-up. I can definitely see a lot more of theses live shows happening built around events such as NAMM, maybe award shows and certainly album releases.”
Mike Portnoy comments, “For a lot of bands, every time you see them you get a different set list. With METAL ALLEGIANCE, every time you see us you get a different band. You never who is going to be on stage; it’s this cast of characters. We have this pool of brothers and sisters, every show is a unique experience.”
Order your copy of ‘Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty’ here: nuclearblast.com/metalallegiance2-pdm
Last week, the band announced that on Saturday, October 27th they will perform the debut BLACK SABBATH album in its entirety. Kick off the Halloween weekend at the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC with a night of Sabbath as well as a special set of original METAL ALLEGIANCE songs from the bands two albums. The night will feature Alex Skolnick, Mike Portnoy and Mark Menghi with the vocals being completed by Bobby “BLITZ” Ellsworth (OVERKILL). Joining the special night are the JUDAS PRIESTESS, ALEKHINE’S GUN which features Jessica Pimentel of Orange Is The New Black and MAGUS BEAST!
Tickets are on sale now HERE!
‘Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty’ will be available in the following formats:
• CD Digipak
• Orange with Black splatter vinyl – limited to 500
• Beer with Blue splatter vinyl – limited to 500
• Yellow Tint Cassette
• T-shirt + CD digi + Patch bundle
Below is the Track list:
1. The Accuser (feat. Trevor Strnad)
2. Bound by Silence (feat. John Bush)
3. Mother of Sin (feat. Bobby Blitz)
4. Terminal Illusion (feat. Mark Tornillo)
5. King with a Paper Crown (feat. Johan Hegg)
6. Voodoo of the Godsend (feat. Max Cavalera)
7. Liars & Thieves (feat. Troy Sanders)
8. Impulse Control (feat. Mark Osegueda)
9. Power Drunk Majesty (Part I) (feat. Mark Osegueda)
10. Power Drunk Majesty (Part II) (feat. Floor Jansen)
The thrash worshiping album merges old-school legends with the modern metallers of the scene to produce groove driven, adrenaline soaked anthems while tackling the frustrating state of the world.
‘Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty’ was produced by Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick while Mark Lewis of MRL Studios handled the mixing and mastering. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, HATEBREED) and Rafael Tavares.
The list of musicians for ‘Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty’ include: Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), Bobby “BLITZ” Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Joe Satriani, Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Johan Hegg (AMON AMARTH). It also marks the return of Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL), Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), and Troy Sanders (MASTODON).