Metal Allegiance To Cover Black Sabbath’s Debut Album Live At Brooklyn, NY Show

Metal Allegiance, the metal supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi, along with multiple special guests, have announced a special Brooklyn, NY show in which they will be covering Black Sabbath‘s 1970 self-titled album in its entirety. The event will take place at the Brooklyn Bowl on October 27 and Judas Priestess, Alehkaine’s Gun, and Magus Beast will serve as support. It’s worth noting that Ellefson will miss the show due to his commitments to Megadeth. So far, Overkill’s Bobby Blitz has been the only guest to be announced.

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Metal Allegiance Share “Beer Visualizer” For “The Accuser” Feat. Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Perform With Arch Enemy, Overkill, Etc. Members At New York Show

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi, along with multiple special guests, have shared a “beer visualizer” for their new song “The Accuser” featuring Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder). This track is from the band’s new album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty,” which was released today (September 7).

Strnad said the following:

“I am super honored to have been asked to join Metal Allegiance as a guest vocalist for the track ‘The Accuser‘! The list of greats that have contributed to this union of might and metal over the course of these two albums is truly staggering. To be considered a peer to any of these musicians is a high bench mark for achievement. I spit out my coffee when I saw that they chose the song I contributed to to be the opening track for the album… I was simply shocked!”

Skolnick also commented:

“We’d been searching all over for a vocalist on our opening track ‘The Accuser‘ – someone who fit the tune but who could also kick off this album right. One day, while getting ready to go on at Ozzfest/Knotfest, I heard The Black Dahlia Murder way off in the distance – Trevor Strnad was using many vocal tones and a few felt perfect for the song. I suggested him to Mark, and as it turned out, we not only found the right guy for our most aggressive track yet, we also got to bring someone from a new generation of metal into the fold; it’s great to have him on board.”

Menghi added:

“The vocalist for ‘The Accuser‘ had to fit a certain mold and sing these lyrics with honest conviction – he or she had to be willing to dig deep and understand what we were speaking of lyrically. Enter Trevor Strnad, who absolutely nailed it.

It seems that in today’s society, it’s very easy to blame a person (or persons) for something in order to save their own ass and cover-up their own lies with heinous accusations. Someone once told me that the greatest fiction novels are the ones with the most detail; unfortunately that’s how society works today and it’s sad for the people that truly need the help.”

In other news, Metal Allegiance also took the stage at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY last night (September 6) and they were joined by a number of guests including Strnad, Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Overkill‘s Bobby Blitz, Armored Saint‘s John Bush, Death Angel‘s Mark Osegueda, and more. You can see footage from the show below:

Metal Allegiance Discuss Recording & Mixing With Mark Lewis In New “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty” Trailer

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi, along with multiple special guests, have posted another trailer for their new album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty.” This one features the group talking about recording and mixing with Mark Lewis. “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty” will be released on September 7.

Metal Allegiance Premiere New Video For “Bound By Silence” Feat. John Bush (Armored Saint)

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi, along with multiple special guests, have premiered a new video for their new song “Bound By Silence” feat. John Bush (Armored Saint). This track is from the band’s new album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty,” which will be released on September 7.

Skolnick commented:

“Bringing in John Bush to sing on ‘Bound By Silence‘ feels like a real coup. He has the perfect voice for this track musically, as well as the ability capture the intensity of the lyrics in terms of storytelling. A great addition the the MA family.”

Menghi added:

“‘Bound By Silence‘ tells the true tale of an amazing Vietnam War Vet, a brave soul who told me his incredible story with only a few months left to live due to Pancreatic Cancer. It’s a very personal song to me. I’ve since come to learn he recently passed on while leaving a great legacy behind. Forever Bound By Silence.”

Mike Portnoy Discusses Drumming For Metal Allegiance In New “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty” Trailer

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi, along with multiple special guests, have posted another trailer for their new album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty.” This one features Portnoy talking about drumming on the effort. “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty” will be released on September 7.

Metal Allegiance Post New Trailer For “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty” Feat. Max Cavalera

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi, along with multiple special guests, have posted another trailer for their new album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty.” This one features Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.), who guested on the track “Voodoo Of The Godsend.” “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty” will be released on September 7.

Metal Allegiance Premiere Lyric Video For “Voodoo Of The Godsend” Feat. Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Etc.)

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Mark Menghi, along with multiple special guests, have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Voodoo Of The Godsend” feat. Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.). This track is from the band’s new album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty,” which will be released on September 7.

Menghi commented:

“‘Voodoo’ turned out to be a tribal crusher ala some other influential tribal metal band that we all know and love whom once featured Max.

We live in a world of way too much bullshit and hate these days… and, as our drummer would say, it’s nice to have a step towards world peace.”

Skolnick added:

“One of the most distinct tracks on our new album (and indeed, in the entire Metal Allegiance catalogue), ‘Voodoo’ has a hypnotic feel with indigenous percussion, bringing to mind a ritual in the rainforest.

We’re grateful to have the ultimate voice for this track, with a sound that’ll ll never be mistaken for anyone else: Max Cavalera.”