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.).

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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.

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@metalallegiance is gathering at the @citynationalgroveofanaheim on January 20th for a monumental tribute to our fallen heroes. Hosted by @officialjacksonguitars @charvelusa & @evhgear the night will be a who’s who of the metal community. Today, the band is proud to announce that @loudwire will be the official media partner along with @mihollywood and @monsterenergy joining as co-sponsors of the event. Mikkey Dee ( @officialmotorhead )Eddie Hermida ( @suicidesilence ), Arejay Hale ( @halestormrocks )and Carla Harvey ( @butcherbabies ) will be joining the line-up! VIP packages are now sold-out, General Admission tickets are available and can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/MAheroestix

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Members Of In Flames, Soulfly, Dark Tranquillity, Etc. To Be Featured On New Tribute Single

Alex Becker put together a new tribute single titled “Fallen Heroes,” and it is set to feature Björn Gelotte (In Flames), Jesper Strömblad (ex-In Flames), Marc Rizzo (Soulfly), Anders Iwers (Dark Trankquillity), Baard Torstensen (ex-Clawfinger), Jocke Skog (ex-Clawfinger), and Charles Corletta. You can see the cover art, which was created by Till Lindemann (Rammstein), below:

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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.”