Talk about a super group! David Ellefson of Megadeth, Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs, and Alex Skolnick from Testament, alongside principal partner Mark Menghi, will be releasing a Metal Allegiance album this Fall! After successful appearances at sea on Motörhead’s Motörboat and Shiprocked(footage here), as well as an unforgettable show before NAMM (footage here), Metal Allegiance has signed their first-ever record deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment! More information on the performers and individual track lineups will be released in the near future, but there will be nine new tracks that will be loaded with legends from the metal scene! BADASS!
Here’s what Nuclear Blast Entertainment President Monte Conner said on the deal, “I am incredibly fortunate to be able to work with legendary musicians and personal heroes like David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick and Mike Portnoy, as well as Metal Allegiance founder Mark Menghi. These guys wrote an amazing and diverse record that is 100% pure metal, and lined up some killer guest vocalists and lead guitarists to bring it home in an epic, shredding fashion – just the leads on this record alone will blow people away! Perhaps the coolest part of all is that unlike similar projects in the past that existed as studio-only creations, Metal Allegiance were a touring entity first and have now organically evolved into a studio band that makes albums. I am very grateful to these guys for choosing me and the Nuclear Blast team as the vehicle to bring their music to the metal masses.”
Stay tuned for more details, including the new songs coming soon! The Metal Allegiance is happening!