Metal Allegiance To Cover Black Sabbath’s Self-Titled Album At Upcoming Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.) and Mark Menghi, have announced that they will be performing Black Sabbath’s 1970 self-titled debut album in full during their January 24 show at The House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. That concert will also include another full set with the following guests: Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), John Bush (Armored Saint), Chuck Billy (Testament), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Mark Tornillo (Accept), Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), and Doyle (Misfits).

Menghi commented:

“This past October we had the idea of covering the first Sabbath record while dressing up in costume for a one-time only (scaled down) MA show.

However, we had way too much fun and decided to bring it to Anaheim and incorporate the ‘scaled down’ four piece into the massive MA Anaheim show at our home away from home in SoCal. We’ll be doing a full MA set filled with the MA thrash attack you all know and love, covered by a few sprinkles of select gems and guests dosed with the first Sabbath record.

This show is NOT to be missed and will certainly be one for the ages.”

Skolnick added:

“It is a fun challenge to play Black Sabbath’s debut album – the music has as much in common with Cream and other psychedelic jam rock of the period as the future metal genre it inspired. Playing it live for Halloween (in full early 70s Sabbath regalia) for a packed house in Brooklyn was so special that we just had to bring this experience to friends at our annual Anaheim HoB bash!”

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System Of A Down, Tool, Ghost, Etc. Set For 2019 Chicago Open Air

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Chicago Open Air festival. The event will take place on May 18-19 at the SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, IL and tickets will go on sale December 14 at noon CST. Here’s the daily lineups:

May 18: System Of A Down, Ghost, Meshuggah, Beartooth, Code Orange, Knocked Loose, and Vein.

May 19: Tool, The Prodigy, Gojira, In This Moment, Fever 333, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Alien Weaponry.

Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Etc. Set For Inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The event, which is replacing the annual Rock On The Range festival, will be held on May 17-19 at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH and Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, and Disturbed will headline.

Here’s the full lineup:

Foo Fighters
System Of A Down
Disturbed
Bring Me The Horizon
The Prodigy
Ghost
Halestorm
Lamb Of God
Chevelle
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
The Cult
In This Moment
The Hives
Gojira
The Distillers
Meshuggah
Action Bronson
The Struts
Refused
Killswitch Engage
Parkway Drive
Black Label Society
Beartooth
Scars On Broadway
Architects
Tom Morello
Avatar
Pussy Riot
Bad Wolves
Fever 333
Mark Lanegan Band
Badflower
The Glorious Sons
Issues
Yungblud
H09909
Black Pistol Fire
Scarlxrd
Zeal & Ardor
Basement
The Black Dahlia Murder
Don Broco
Wage War
Hands Like Houses
While She Sleeps
Palaye Royale
Movements
Amigo The Devil
The Plot In You
Boston Manor
COUNTERFEIT.
Demob Happy
Teenage Wrist
The Pretty Vicious
Black Coffee
Shvpes
Dirty Honey
No1Cares
The Jacks

The festival will also include comedy performances from Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, Pauly Shore, etc., art installations, and more. Danny Wimmer (Danny Wimmer Presents) commented:

“I am so proud of what we accomplished with ‘Rock On The Range‘, and with the debut of ‘Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival‘, we’re excited to bring our devoted rock fans and the city of Columbus a one-of-a-kind, world-class event that expands on the festival experience. The idea behind ‘Sonic Temple‘ is walking into something bigger than yourself, where YOU belong, or where you were always meant to be. The crowd is unparalleled, and the energy is electrifying, like going to a place of worship. We want this festival to be a temple of rock n’ roll. We want this to be the ultimate rock experience for the true fans who love the genre as much as we do.”

Tickets will go on sale at noon EST on November 30.

The Black Dahlia Murder Announce European/UK Tour

The Black Dahlia Murder have announced a European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/05 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
04/06 Glasgow, UK – Lords Of The Land Festival
04/07 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
04/08 Limerick, IRE – Dolans
04/10 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
04/11 London, UK – Underworld
04/12 Durbuy, BEL – Durbuyrock Festival
04/13 Oberhausen, GER – Impericon Festival
04/14 Moscow, RUS – Gorod
04/15 St. Petersburg, RUS – Club Mod
04/16 Tallin, EST – Tapper
04/17 Helsinki, FIN – On The Rocks
04/18 Oslo, NOR – Inferno Metal Festival
04/19 Vienna, AUT – Impericon Festival
04/20 Leipzig, GER – Impericon Festival
04/21 Nijverdal, NET – Cult Art Club (‘Tattoofest‘)
04/23 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
04/24 Angers, FRA – La Chabada
04/25 Villava, SPA – Totem
04/26 Barroselas, POR – SWR Barroselas Metal Fest
04/27 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
04/28 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda

Here’s What Members Of Tool, Ghost, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Etc. Wore For Halloween This Year

Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below:

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.)

Ghost:

Mastodon:

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Happy Halloween?

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Butcher Babies:

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👻🎃 Rawr!

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Asking Alexandria:

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Family portrait! Can you guess who we went to the party as?

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Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

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Happy Halloween bitches!!!!

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DevilDriver:

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😈😈Happy Halloween 😈😈

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Ash Costello (New Years Day):

Ice-T (Body Count):

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die):

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holy water

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Marta Peterson (Bleeding Through):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets Of Rage, etc.):

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This Halloween was NUTS! #AwaitingBullwinkle

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Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):

Incubus:

Fieldy (Korn):

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Pre Halloween festivities with the wifey poo🤡

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Tyler “Telle” Smith (The Word Alive):

Knocked Loose:

Otep:

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For #Halloween 🎃 I’m going as a scumbag named Scam Likely 🕺🏼 He was once fired by a laundry company that serviced women’s prisons bcz he got caught sniffing the dirty bedding 😐 At his local bar, he offers #freemustacherides to anyone who’ll listen. Only a few have said yes so far but the list includes his grandma’s bingo partner, an albino yoga instructor from Belarus 🧘🏻‍♂️ and a #CheetoShitler supporter (with blonde hair & spray tan) who demanded he call her Mr. Big Hands 🤔 Scam douses himself with a bottle of Sex Panther cologne hoping to hide his chronic halitosis that reeks of dirty ashtrays boiled with used diapers in a public restroom 🤢 He’s had four teeth removed, his jaw broken by a young law student for “inappropriate touching” 😑 His next project is to upload some “really slick shit” & maybe someone will say “that dude’s a fucking stud” & he’ll be awarded the Ambassadorship to Acapulco (we’ve tried telling him so just forget it) 🙄 And when he gets bored he begins his ritual of cringe that’s just too gross to print 😖 So remember the name #ScamLikely 🕺🏼 It’s gonna be dreadfully delightful 🎃 If you get offended that’s on you. Maybe look in the mirror to see if you’re a creep too 🤨 Otherwise just deal with it. It’s a comedic bit. From now till Halloween ☠️💋 #besafe & #bleesedbe 🙏🏽 🎃 #Boss 🧟‍♂️#Alpha 🙋🏼‍♂️ #King 👑 #OTEP 💀

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Nekrogoblikon:

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Halloween in Kansas City, MO was (sic)

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Neck Deep:

The Acacia Strain:

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, etc.)

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Stay magical and have a Happy Halloween!! 🎃🦄💀🎃

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Stick To Your Guns:

Lee McKinney (Born Of Osiris):

Miss May I:

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Saving the streets of NYC this Halloween 🎃

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Happy Halloween ya buncha freaks

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The Dillinger Escape Plan:

The Black Queen:

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder):

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Just paying homage to the show that fundamentally shaped me for better or worse. Met one of our old friends, MC Pee Pants aka @_mcchris having a trick or treater as a snack (I’m surprised Satan let you back up here). Didn’t see Willie Nelson though. Becoming Carl and shaving my beard was like the episode where he meets the successful family man version of himself and converts him back to his original slob self and gets him to shave his hair off. It felt good to release my inner slob though. #aquateenhungerforce #aquateenforever #mcpeepants #frylock #mastershake #dewey #vanessa #612warfavenue #nexttothegentlemensclub #halloween #newjersey @careymeans @eyeofthesnyder @_mcchris @adultswim @aquateenforever

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Tilian Pearson (Dance Gavin Dance):

Life Of Agony:

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park, etc.):

Schuylar Croom (He Is Legend):

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“It’s fricken bats. I love Halloween.”

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Martin Stewart (Terror):

Sebastian Bach:

Rolo Tomassi:

George Petit (Alexisonfire, Dead Tired):

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Stick To Your Guns, The Black Dahlia Murder, Etc. Set For 2019 Impericon Festivals

The initial lineups have been revealed for the 2019 Impericon Festivals. Here’s the dates and artists performing at each one:

04/12 Zurich, SWI – X-Tra (feat. Stick To Your Guns, Nasty & Get The Shot)

04/13 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle (feat. Stick To Your Guns, Nasty, The Black Dahlia Murder & Get The Shot)

04/19 Vienna, AUT – Arena (feat. Stick To Your Guns, Nasty, The Black Dahlia Murder & Get The Shot)

04/20 Leipzig, GER – Halle:Eins – Leipziger Messe (feat. Hollywood Undead, Stick To Your Guns, Nasty, The Black Dahlia Murder & Get The Shot)

04/27 Munich, GER – Backstage (feat. Stick To Your Guns, Nasty, Trade Wind & Get The Shot)

Metal Allegiance Announce January Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance, the band 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 announced that they will be performing at The House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA on January 24. Confirmed guests for the concert include: Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), John Bush (Armored Saint), Chuck Billy (Testament), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Mark Tornillo (Accept), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), and Doyle (Misfits).

Menghi commented:

“NYC might be home but Anaheim is the epicenter of our favorite and most epic MA gigs. Can’t wait for everyone to hear tunes from MA1 along with our new record Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty live along with some other amazing surprises we have in store. Gonna be another thrash-tastic night of MA branded thrash metal. Who knows, maybe Blitz and I will actually let the Jersey/NY jokes go for a night?”

Skolnick added:

“While there are many concerts in and around Orange County during late January,,when it comes to the heavy side of things, Metal Allegiance at HoB Anaheim is the place to be (as attested to by more and more fans each year). Even if I weren’t playing the show, this one would be at the top of my list to attend. Don’t miss it!”

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ANAHEIM SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! On January 24th, @metalallegiance will assemble at @hobanaheim for our annual winter assault. This marks the band's fifth year performing annually in Anaheim. The night will include several special guests as well as feature music from our self-titled album and our recent sophomore album, Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty. Joining us on stage that evening will be @andreaskisser (SEPULTURA), Mark Osegueda ( @deathangelofficial ), John Bush ( @thearmoredsaint ), @chuckfcknbilly ( @testamentofficial ), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), @trevortbdm ( @theblackdahliamurder_official ), Mark Tornillo ( @acceptworldwide ), Phil Demmel ( @machine_head ), @alissawhitegluz ( @archenemyofficial ) and @doylewolfgangvonfrankenstein (The Misfits) The night will be presented by @nuclearblastusa and sponsored by @ikmultimedia @murderinthefrontrow & @orangeamplifiers The VIP meet & greet package is now available for purchase with a general admission ticket for $100 or without a general admission ticket for $80. Please note that a ticket to the show is required to attend the pre-show meet and greet. Purchase your VIP packages here: http://bit.ly/MAwinterVIP Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday and Thursday via Ticketmaster. General admission tickets will be available for purchase to the public on Friday here: http://bit.ly/MAwinter2019 #metalallegiance #thrashmetal #markmenghi #alexskolnick #mikeportnoy #davidellefson #overkill #armoredsaint #deathangel #tbdm #archenemy #misfits @markmenghi @mikeportnoyinstagram @davidellefsonbass @alexskolnick #nuclearblast #metal

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