In two weeks, METAL ALLEGIANCE are heading up the west coast to perform at 4 special shows to celebrate their 5 year anniversary as band. The final date which will take place in San Francisco on April 20th and will feature a screening of Murder In The Front Row's documentary earlier in the day followed by a night of epic performances celebrating several anniversaries!
Murder In the Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story will be premiered at the AMC Kabuki Theatre. The film which shares the same title as the 2012 book chronicles the rise of the Bay Area thrash scene in the 80's. The film highlights interviews from METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, EXODUS, POSSESSED, DEATH ANGEL and many more.
Following the screening, METAL ALLEGIANCE will perform at The Fillmore and will feature special appearances by members of Bay Area thrash legends, EXODUS. The night will see the return of the H-team of Holt and Hunolt as well as Tom Hunting and Steve "Zetro" Souza who will share the stage with members of METAL ALLEGIANCE. Don't miss your chance to witness these legendary performances!
Watch the trailer here:
What started as a jam band playing covers on the MOTORHEAD Motorboat Cruise in 2014, has evolved into a well oiled machine that has offered several albums and countless memorable shows. This April, METAL ALLEGIANCE will celebrate their 5th year of existence with 4 shows on the West Coast.
These special four concerts presented by Murder In The Front Row and Loudwire will feature the core four members - David Ellefson, Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick - sharing the stage with Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), and Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD) and returning to the MA live show ranks after a three year hiatus, Grammy Award winning vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders (MASTODON). Each night will offer a unique experience as with any METAL ALLEGIANCE show, you never know who will drop by to join the festivities. For the April 17th show in Phoenix, the band will be joined by Max Cavalera (SOULFLY) whereas the April 20th show in San Francisco will include Steve "Zetro" Souza (EXODUS) and Gary Holt (SLAYER/EXODUS). Opening the four nights are SUPERFIX and WEAPONS OF ANEW.
For the four shows, fans will be able to purchase an upgrade vip package. Below is a list of items included in the package which can be purchased here: metalallegiance.bigcartel.com/product/vip-meet-greet-april-2019
Early access into the venue
Exclusive pre-show Meet & Greet with members of METAL ALLEGIANCE
Personal photograph & autograph signing with members of METAL ALLEGIANCE
Collectible METAL ALLEGIANCE 5th Anniversary poster (which they'll happily sign for you)
METAL ALLEGIANCE Exclusive 5th Anniversary T-Shirt (sizing from Small to 3XL)
METAL ALLEGIANCE Embroidered Logo Two Patch Set (red logo patch and white logo patch)
Official Meet & Greet VIP Laminate
Crowd-free access to the merch booth
METAL ALLEGIANCE's 5th anniversary dates are as follows:
4/17/2019 The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ
4/18/2019 The Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, CA
4/19/2019 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
4/20/2019 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
For the 5 year anniversary trek, attendees are able to purchase a very limited guitar lesson with Alex Skolnick. Each of the four shows will offer 4 guitarists the chance to spend 40 minutes learning from Alex and the package will include an IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp, IK Multimedia iRig 2 as well as Metal Allegiance memorabilia and a personal photograph & autograph signing with Alex Skolnick after the lesson.
For more information on the classes, visit here!
METAL ALLEGIANCE released their sophomore album, Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty, on September 7th via Nuclear Blast.
Order your copy of Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty here: nuclearblast.com/metalallegiance2-pdm
The thrash worshiping 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.
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.
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), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Joe Satriani, Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Johan Hegg (AMON AMARTH). It also marks the return of Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL), Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), and Troy Sanders (MASTODON).