Hey fiends, while I know you are finalizing your costume for whatever Halloween hootnanny you might be involved in, I’d like to call your attention to the annual NAMM appearance by Metal Allegiance at the House Of Blues. Check it out.
The Press Release:
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.
On January 16th, the band will assemble at The House Of Blues Anaheim for their annual winter assault. This marks the bands sixth year performing annually in Anaheim. The night will feature music from their self-titled album and their recent sophomore album, Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty as well as several special guests.
In METAL ALLEGIANCE fashion the band will see an all-star line-up including the core members Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy. Alex Skolnick as well as Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Bobby Blitz (OVERKILLl), Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD), Gary Holt (EXODUS & SLAYER), Jack Gibson (EXODUS) , and Troy Sanders (MASTADON).
Alex Skolnick comments, “For several years now, METAL ALLEGIANCE‘s annual Anaheim HOB gig has remained a concert highlight for all in attendance, as well as those of us on stage. This year promises to be no exception. Be there!”
“SUPER stoked to once again jump back in the METAL ALLEGIANCE saddle for the raging show set to take place in Anaheim January 2020″ comments Gary Holt. “Always a blast to play with so many friends, this one will be one for the record books!”
Bobby Blitz states, “The January, Anaheim metal meltdown with MA! Hang on kids, here comes the ass kicking you’ve been waiting for!”
The night presented by NUCLEAR BLAST, Murder In The Front Row, Jackson, Charvel and EVH will include performances by EXMORTUS and TRAUMA.
EXMORTUS’ guitarist and vocalist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez comments, “We are beyond stoked to share the stage with Metal Allegiance! Some of our favorite metal musicians! Talk about a dream come true!”
General admission tickets will be available for purchase to the public on Friday here: www.houseofblues.com/anaheim/concert-events
Show-goers will have the opportunity to purchase a VIP meet & greet packages that will include:
There will be a VIP bundle which will include:
• 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 show poster (which they’ll happily sign for you)
• METAL ALLEGIANCE T-Shirt (sizing from Small to 3XL)
• Official Meet & Greet VIP laminate
• Crowd-fee access to the merch booth
“*Please note that the VIP package does not include a ticket and must be purchased separately. “”
Purchase your VIP packages HERE metalallegiance.bigcartel.com/product/vip-meet-greet-jan-16-2020-house-of-blues-anaheim
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).
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I don’t get to Anaheim for the NAMM Show there is no chance of my attending this sure to be cool show but we hope those who are planning on going have a wonderful time. It’s a little early to say “make sure to shoot some video” but if you do think you are attending and remember my posing this question to you please do it 😊 That being said what do you think of this announcement? Chime in down below in the comments section below and I will see you next time.