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.
The band recently announced the release of their sophomore album Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on September 7th, 2018. Today, the second album trailer breaking down the list of special guests is released. 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:
“With this album, we are stretching out to some new places”, comments Mike Portnoy.
Dave Ellefson states, “We kinda have our big, long wish list and that starts to get narrowed down, largely as the tunes come together sometimes with peoples schedules and availability.”
Alex Skolnick adds, “Any time we’re doing one of these albums we put out fillers to see who might be interested including some pretty a-list people. We don’t expect to hear back, that’s fine, but Joe Satriani came back to us.”
Mark Menghi comments, “Trevor (BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) vocals on this record is not what you would think of, of a typical BLACK DAHLIA song. He goes into his early Tom Araya, SLAYER thrash singing voice.”
Pre-order Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, here:
All formats: nuclearblast.com/metalallegiance2-pdm
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Digital album: nblast.de/MetalAllegiance2PDMIT