METAL ALLEGIANCE Discuss the Unique Experience of Live Shows
Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty Out Now on Nuclear Blast Records!
Metal Allegiance began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. Their sophomore album, Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, was released on September 7th via Nuclear Blast.
Today the band discusses the unique experience that is a Metal Allegiance live performance. Watch the video below:
Alex Skolnick states:
“One of the exciting things about having a band of players who are in different bands is that you don’t know who you are going to get for events but we can usually count on the ‘core four’ and a really nice supporting line-up. I can definitely see a lot more of theses live shows happening built around events such as NAMM, maybe award shows and certainly album releases.”
Mike Portnoy comments:
“For a lot of bands, every time you see them you get a different set list. With Metal Allegiance, every time you see us you get a different band. You never who is going to be on stage; it’s this cast of characters. We have this pool of brothers and sisters, every show is a unique experience.”
Watch the official music video for “Bound By Silence” featuring John Bush below:
The thrash worshiping new album merges old-school legends with the modern metallers of the scene to produce groove driven, adrenaline soaked anthems while tackling the frustrating state of the world. The list of musicians for Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty include Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), Bobby “BLITZ” Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH) and Johan Hegg (AMON). It also marks the return of Mark Oseguesda (DEATH ANGEL) and Troy Sanders (MASTODON).
Listen to the first single ”Mother of Sin” featuring Bobby ‘BLITZ’ Ellsworth (OVERKILL) below:
Watch the video for the band’s second single ”Voodoo Of The Godsend” featuring Max Cavalera, here:
Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty was produced by Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick while Mark Lewis of MRL Studios handled the mixing and mastering. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, HATEBREED) and Rafael Tavares.
Watch the core four discuss the differences between their debut album and the forthcoming album: youtu.be/KkTxw4eIxYU
Watch as the core four discuss the long list of all-stars that came together on the record as well as the back stories of the collaborations, here: youtu.be/QIlaH9vKcFI
Max Cavalera discusses how he got involved and what it was like recording with the core four: youtu.be/XkR51IZQ7Ds
Watch as Mike Portnoy chats about drumming on Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, here: youtu.be/WQSvk4SiOIs
Watch the trailer where the band details the journey to creating Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty here: youtu.be/aI7JKaYWfkg
Order Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, here:
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Digital album: nblast.de/MetalAllegiance2PDMIT