METAL ALLEGIANCE gathered last Friday at the City National Grove of Anaheim for an unforgettable tribute to our fallen heroes. Hosted by Jackson, Charvel & EVH as well as sponsored by Loudwire, Monster Energy and Musician’s Institute, the night was filled with many special performances as well as an appearance and early birthday celebration for Ray Burton. Today, the band released an exclusive 360 video of the opening song of the night “Pledge Of Allegiance”. Head to the Metal Allegiance YouTube channel to check out the video!
This night marked the first time in a year that the core four, DavidEllefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, and Mike Portnoy have played together. They shared the stage with Mikkey Dee (MOTÖRHEAD/SCORPIONS), Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH), Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST), Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS) Eddie Hermida (SUICIDE SILENCE), Arejay Hale (HALESTORM), CARLA HARVEY (BUTCHER BABIES), Chris Jericho (FOZZY), Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL) , Phil Demmel( MACHINE HEAD), Gary Holt (SLAYER/EXODUS), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), and Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS).The night began with performances by Marty Friedman, Gus G, and MARTYRD.
If you weren’t available to attend the show and buy the exclusive gold, clear, and red vinyl, you have the opportunity to buy it from the Nuclear Blast webshop.
METAL ALLEGIANCE released their newest EP, entitled Fallen Heroes, which pays homage to the 3 legends – Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey – who impacted not just their lives but the world as well. In the video below Mark Menghi talks about how the EP came into fruition.
Below is the track list for Fallen Heroes:
1. Iron Fist featuring Troy Sanders
2. Suffragette City featuring Mark Osegueda
3. Life In The Fast Lane featuring Alissa White-Gluz
Recorded at Conclave Studios in New York City, Fallen Heroes was produced by Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick. The album was mixed by Jay Ruston in Los Angeles, CA and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City by Ted Jensen. The initial sketch of the artwork was created by Mark Menghi and Stephen Thompson (Anthrax) and was later finalized by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer).