Arch Enemy, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members To Join Metal Allegiance At Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance have added more special guests to their January 16 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Here’s the full list of participants: Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.), Dave Davidson (Revocation, etc.), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, etc.), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (Misfits), Chuck Billy (Testament), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), John Bush (Armored Saint), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Jack Gibson (Exodus), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Troy Sanders (Mastodon, etc.), and Alex Skolnick (Testament). WWE wrestler Erick Rowan will serve as the MC at the event and Exmortus, Weapons Of Anew, and Trauma will open.

Metal Allegiance To Cover Black Sabbath’s Self-Titled Album During Halloween Show In Chicago

Metal Allegiance have announced that they will be performing Black Sabbath’s 1970 self-titled debut album in full during a special Halloween (October 31) show at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL. However, it’s worth noting that David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.) do not appear to be taking part in this concert. The other core members, Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick (Testament), will perform with Bobby Blitz (Overkill) and Brann Dailor (Mastodon). Crobot, Weapons Of Anew, and Metalfier will open.

Fundraiser Launched For Ex-Darkest Hour Guitarist Kris Norris Following Apparent Heart Attack

A fundraiser has been launched for Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour/Scar The Martyr, etc.), who recently suffered an apparent heart attack. You can donate to that HERE.

According to The PRP, the guitarist said he was “diagnosed with inflammation of the heart or pericarditis and had a procedure done called a cardiac catheterization.” He also added that the heart attack was probably caused by a bacterial infection.

Norris has since been cleared to continue touring with Weapons Of Anew, but he needs help to pay for required tests and procedures that reportedly won’t be covered by health insurance due to the incident taking place out of the country. He said the following about the campaign:

“Because of the generosity so far I’ve been able to secure an appointment on Monday it’s the first of many and I feel so alive that I’ve been able to make it this far already thank you to all much love!!!!”

Scott Stapp (Creed) Adds More Dates To 2019 Tour

Scott Stapp (Creed) has added more dates to his 2019 tour. Messer will join the singer on most of the trek, while Weapons Of Anew and Sunflower Dead will join him on select legs. Stapp will be touring in support of his new solo album “The Space Between The Shadows,” which will be released on July 19.

Tour Dates:

06/20 Oshkosh, WI – Waterfest Concert Series
06/21 New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center
06/22 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre
06/25 Kansasville, WI – 1175 Sports Park & Eatery
06/27 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
06/28 Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
06/29 Boardman, OH – Ribs-N-Rock Festival
07/02 Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon
07/04 Arlington Heights, IL – Frontier Days
07/06 Jefferson, IA – Wild Rose Casino & Resort- Jefferson
07/10 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
07/12 Houston, TX – House of Blues
07/13 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
07/14 Oklahoma City – Tower Theatre
07/17 Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
07/19 Mount Pocono, PA – Pocono Event Center
07/20 Millville, NJ – Levoy Theatre
07/21 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
07/24 Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall Salisbury
07/25 New York, NY – Sony Hall
07/27 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
07/28 Virginia Beach, VA – Boathouse
07/30 Greensburg, PA – The Palace Theatre
08/01 New Bedford, MA – Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
08/02 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
08/03 Portland, ME – AURA
08/07 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
08/08 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
08/23 Zillah, WA – Perham Hall
08/25 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
08/27 Seattle, WA – Triple Door
08/29 Spokane, WA – Pig Out in the Park
08/31 Lake Andes, SD – Fort Randall Casino
09/02 Denver, CO – A Taste of Colorado
09/06 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
09/07 Montclair, CA – The Canyon Montclair
09/08 Santa Clarita, CA – The Canyon
09/13 Big Bear Lake, CA – The Cave
09/14 Aurora Hills, CA – Canyon Club
09/15 San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House
09/20 West Springfield, MA – Eastern States Exposition
09/21 Plattsburgh, NY – Strand Center for the Arts
09/26 Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
09/27 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
09/28 Fort Myers, FL – The Ranch
10/01 Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theatre
10/03 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater
10/04 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

Metal Allegiance Announce West Coast Fifth Anniversary Dates

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 some fifth anniversary shows with Superfix and Weapons Of Anew. The group will be joined by special guests Chuck Billy (Testament), John Bush (Armored Saint), Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon). Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.) will also perform at the Phoenix, AZ show and Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus) and Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) will perform at the San Francisco, CA show. Here’s the dates:

04/17 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/19 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
04/20 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Menghi said the following:

“Five years already? Geez… when I thought of the words ‘Metal Allegiance‘ in my local taco joint and the skeleton of a concept, I never imagined MA becoming what it has become. Only a few short months after that, we were on Motörhead‘s ‘Motorboat Cruise‘ and on that boat the future of MA as I knew it (well not at the time) is when everything changed as we thought ‘hey, lets write some music together’.

Well… 2 full-length albums, an EP and many memorable shows later we’re still intact and stronger than ever. I look forward to celebrating with everyone and hope to see many old faces and new ones at these special shows. Each gig is going to be different with some surprise guests planned for each city. In true MA fashion…Ya never know who is gonna show up?!?!”

Skolinick also commented:

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years! While MA has had some memorable one off concerts recently, tour dates have been relatively rare due to schedules. Now the stars have aligned to make this run of shows possible, including a strong lineup that’s touring together for the first time, some great venues and very special guests. Come celebrate with us!”

Ellefson continued:

“Most bands barely survive one album and a tour. So to go from our debut all star jam on Motorboat in 2014, to having full length releases and accompanying world tour dates under our belt, five years has packed a big loud punch from Metal Allegiance. I think it shows that great music and friendship have always been at the heart of Metal Allegiance so this five year milestone finds us a perfect celebration for just that!”

Portnoy added:

“5 years of hanging, jamming, thrashing, ball crushing and ball busting with this wrecking crew! I love being able to write, record and perform this music with these guys…it’s always a blast!”