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:


System Of A Down, Slayer, Alice In Chains, Etc. Set For 2018 Force Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Force Fest. The event will take place on October 6-7 in Teotihuacan, Mexico, and it will include: System Of A Down, Slayer, Alice In Chains, NOFX, Carcass, The Used, Scars On Broadway, Dee Snider, Steel Panther, Sacred Reich, DevilDriver, Dokken, Pop Evil, Comeback Kid, Dark Funeral, Pestilence, Armored Saint, Asesino, Hypno5e, Black Dog Prowl, Akasha, and more.

Mastodon, Soulfly, The Black Dahlia Murder, Overkill, Etc. Members To Guest On New Metal Allegiance Album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty”

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, have revealed the details for their new album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty.” The effort will be released on September 7 and like their first album, it will feature numerous special guests. The first single “Mother Of Sin“ feat. Overkill‘s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing.

“Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty” Tack Listing:

01. “The Accuser” (feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder)
02. “Bound By Silence” (feat. John Bush of Armored Saint)
03. “Mother Of Sin” (feat. Bobby Blitz of Overkill)
04. “Terminal Illusion” (feat. Mark Tornillo of Accept)
05. “King With A Paper Crown” (feat. Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth)
06. “Voodoo Of The Godsend” (feat. Max Cavalera of Soulfly, etc.)
07. “Liars & Thieves” (feat. Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Killer Be Killed, etc.)
08. “Impulse Control” (feat. Mark Osegueda of Death Angel)
09. “Power Drunk Majesty (Part I)” (feat. Mark Osegueda of Death Angel)
10. “Power Drunk Majesty (Part II)” (feat. Floor Jansen of Nightwish)

As previously reported, the band will be performing at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, NY on September 6. The following guests will join them at that show: Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), John Bush (Armored Saint), Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), and Mark Tornillo (Accept). Venom Inc, Weapons Of Anew, Follow The Awakened and Terrorbyte will serve as support.

Armored Saint To Perform “Symbol Of Salvation” In Full On November European Tour

Armored Saint will be performing their 1991 album “Symbol Of Salvation” in full on a November European tour. This news comes after the band previously announced a “Symbol Of Salvation” North American tour and reissue. Here’s the dates for the European run:

11/02 Enschede, Netherlands – Atak
11/03 Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany – Metal Hammer Paradise
11/08 Budapest, Hungary – A38
11/10 Zagreb, Croatia – Mochvara Club
11/11 Milan, Italy – Legend Club

Armored Saint To Perform “Symbol Of Salvation” In Full On 2018 Tour With Act Of Defiance

Armored Saint will be performing their 1991 album “Symbol Of Salvation” in full on a U.S. tour with Act Of Defiance. Select dates will be recorded for a new DVD release.

John Bush had the following to say:

“‘Symbol Of Salvation‘! Arguably Armored Saint‘s most important record. These songs came out of us being dropped from Chrysalis Records and finding out about guitarist Dave Prichard developing Leukemia. The songs took on a much more emotional meaning than any other previous record.

We wrote songs of desperation like ‘Another Day‘ and ‘Last Train Home,’ experimental tunes like ‘Tainted Past‘ and ‘The Truth Always Hurts,’ and classic Saint rockers like ‘Reign Of Fire” ‘Dropping Like Flies,’ and the title track. After Dave passed, the band regrouped with Phil and Jeff returning as the guitar tandem. It was a family again.

Dave Jerden produced the record and this marked the beginning of Joey becoming the producer of the band. It’s going to be a memorable tour. Songs like ‘Burning Question‘ and ‘Spineless‘ we’ve never played live before. Come share it with us. Let’s make Dave proud.”

Tour Dates:

07/10 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
07/11 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
07/13 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
07/14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
07/15 Montreal, QC – Petite Campus
07/17 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
07/18 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
07/20 Detroit, MI – Shelter
07/21 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
07/22 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
08/16 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
08/17 Anaheim, CA – Parish
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Furthermore, Metal Blade Records will also be reissuing “Symbol Of Salvation” on CD and LP on May 18. Here’s the available options:

* CD (tour edition digipak w/ 4 bonus tracks)
* 180g black vinyl
* dark red maroon marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
* clear red/purple/black/white splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* violet rosy brown marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
* pastel pink lilac marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)

Act Of Defiance Announce 2018 European/UK Tour

Act Of Defiance have announced a European/UK tour. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/27 London, UK – Underworld
07/29 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
07/30 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
08/01 Chester, UK – Live Rooms
08/02 Milton Keynes, UK – The Craufurd Arms
08/04 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
08/06 Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal (with Armored Saint)
08/07 München, Germany – Backstage Halle (with Armored Saint)
08/08 Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo (with Armored Saint)
08/12 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Festival

Watch Footage Of Pantera, Korn, Suicidal Tendencies, Etc. Members Performing At 2018 Dimebash

The 2018 Dimebash, a celebration of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, was held at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA last night (January 25). The event featured numerous artists incling members of Pantera, Korn, Suicidal Tendencies, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Fear Factory, Armored Saint, King’s X, Ace Frehley, Kyng, Cypress Hill, Biohazard, Powerflo, Fireball Ministry, Prong, and Act Of Defiance. Check out footage from the concert below:

[via The PRP]