Watch Metal Allegiance’s Full “Fallen Heroes” Show

Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dog, etc.), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Mark Menghi, performed their special “fallen heroes” show at City National Grove in Anaheim, CA yesterday (January 20), and the whole thing was streamed via Loudwire. Guest musicians featured at the event include: Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, etc.), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Arejay Hale (Halestorm), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.).

Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Etc. Members Added To Metal Allegiance’s “Fallen Heroes” Show

As previously announced, Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dog, etc.), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Mark Menghi, will be playing a special “fallen heroes” show at City National Grove in Anaheim, CA tomorrow (January 20), and now more artists have been added to the event. The latest round of artists added to the event include: Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), and Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, etc.). 

Previously announced artists include: Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Arejay Hale (Halestorm), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.). There will also be special sets from Mart Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Gus G. (Firewind, etc.), and Martyrd.
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Suicide Silence, Butcher Babies, Etc. Members Added To Metal Allegiance’s “Fallen Heroes” Show

As previously announced, Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dog, etc.), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Mark Menghi, will be playing a special “fallen heroes” show at City National Grove in Anaheim, CA on January 20, and now more artists have been added to the event. The latest round of artists added to the event include: Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), and Arejay Hale (Halestorm). Previously announced artists include: Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament, Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.). There will also be special sets from Mart Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Gus G. (Firewind, etc.), and Martyrd.

Metal Allegiance Tap Slayer, Anthrax, Machine Head, Etc. Members For “Fallen Heroes” Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance have announced a special “Fallen Heroes” show, which is set to take place at the City National Grove in Anaheim, CA on January 20. The performance follows the release of their “Fallen Heroes” EP, which features covers of Motörhead, The Eagles, and David Bowie. The lineup for this show includes core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Mark Menghi, along with special guests Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.), and more. Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) and Gus G. (Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne) will serve as the supporting acts.

Metal Allegiance To Release “Fallen Heroes” EP In August

Metal Allegiance’s Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, etc.), and Mark Menghi have recorded a new EP, titled “Fallen Heroes,” to pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), David Bowie, and Glenn Frey (Eagles), who all recently passed away. The effort will be released on August 12, and it will feature Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), and Mark Osegueda (Death Angel).

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Track Listing:

01. “Iron Fist” (Motörhead cover) (feat. Troy Sanders)
02. “Suffragette City” (David Bowie cover) (feat. Mark Osegueda)
03. “Life In The Fast Lane” (Eagles cover) (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)

Menghi said the following:

“The end of 2015 and most of 2016 has been a brutal year with many of our heroes passing. When Portnoy called me in January to alert me that Glenn Frey had passed, I literally broke down. That night after having a few Tequila Sunrises in Glenn’s honor, a lightbulb went off… We’re going to record a few tunes to honor our fallen heroes. I called back Mike that evening and asked him what he thought and the next day we were in the studio recording.

By weeks end, all guitars, drums and bass were complete. I can’t begin to explain the influence that Glenn Frey, Lemmy, and David Bowie had on me. Each of their music has helped me immensely during some real dark periods of my life and not to mention their influence on me as a musician and songwriter. Lemmy is God, Glenn is King and David is the Architect.”

Skolnick added:

“These brilliant artists have an extensive catalogue that is sometimes on the softer side (with the exception of Motörhead, of course). So when it came to The Eagles & Bowie, we specifically chose tunes of theirs that are riff-based and translatable to high energy arrangements. For Lemmy, we immediately crossed out “Ace Of Spades” (great tune but the last thing the world needs is yet another cover version) and chose “Iron Fist,” which we already had a good handle on from playing live and to us is every bit as much a signature Motörhead tune.”

Metal Allegiance Announce 2016 East Coast Shows

Metal Allegiance, the metal supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), and Mark Menghi, along with multiple special guests, have announced some 2016 East Coast shows. Confirmed guests joining the core members include: Chuck Billy (Testament), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. Supporting acts include Next To None, and Chains Over Razors.

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Tour Dates:

03/31 Providence, RI – Lupos
04/01 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
04/02 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
04/04 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
04/05 New Haven, CT – Toads Place
04/06 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
04/07 New York, NY – The Gramercy

Metal Allegiance Pay Tribute To Lemmy Kilmister In West Hollywood, CA

Metal Allegiance dedicated their January 9 show in West Hollywood, CA, to the late greate Lemmy Kilmister. They were joined by multiple special guests including Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Phil Demmel (Machine Head) and more. Check out their cover Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades,” along with covers of Metallica, Judas Priest, Van Halen and more songs below: