METAL ALLEGIANCE is performing at Bloodstock on August 13th but before they leave the U.S. they are teaming up with Loudwire for a very special warm-up performance. The night will include the band playing their Bloodstock set list which consists of specially selected covers along with METAL ALLEGIANCE original music. The band will later pay tribute to 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, DEEP PURPLE by performing “Made In Japan” now dubbed “Made In Brooklyn” in it’s entirety. This makes the night at Saint Vitus extra noteworthy as DEEP PURPLE were inducted in Brooklyn.
For this special night, the band will consist of Mark Osegueda, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Alex Scholnick, and Mark Menghi! Stay tuned as more members will be announced shortly!
“It’s always a great time playing St. Vitus, which in just a few years has achieved a cult status a bit like a modern version of CBGB’s,” comments Alex Skolnick. “Last time there, we honored vintage Black Sabbath (with a bit of their ’78 support act, Van Halen, thrown in). This time around, in light of Deep Purple’s long overdue induction in the RnR HoF, METAL ALLEGIANCE will cover Purple’s classic Made in Japan, which inspired many albums to come (including Iron Maiden‘s Maiden Japan, which we may visit at some point) and featuring many of their greatest tunes, including ‘Highway Star’, ‘Smoke on the Water‘ and ‘Space Truckin” etc..). Although MA has no keyboardist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal – with his unique double-neck – and I will collectively pay tribute to bothRichie Blackmore and the great Jon Lord. It’s the perfect challenge for this particular MA lineup and a one-time thing, so I call upon my fellow Brooklyn residents and others in the Tri-State area and beyond to come down and help us honor the great Deep Purple!”
“Alex and I wanted to do something special as a warm-up before we cross the pond to the land that created metal,” comments METAL ALLEGIANCE mastermind Mark Menghi. “After tossing around a few ideas, we decided to cover Deep Purple’s ‘Made in Japan’ in its entirety for a few reasons; 1) They were recently inducted into the RnR HoF in Brooklyn earlier this year, 2) They are co-founders of our beloved genre and 3) we are heading to their home turf right after this gig for our debut UK show. We are stoked about this and even more excited to have Loudwire partner up with us to host this mammoth of a show.”
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal comments, “Looking forward to playing together in Brooklyn! We had such a blast on our recent Destination (Almost) East Coast tour, can’t wait to do it again!!”
Don’t miss your chance to catch the METAL ALLEGIANCE brethren doing what they do best – playing some heavy metal music! Joining the band for the night is CHAINS OVER RAZORS who opened for the recent Destination (Almost) East Coast tour as well as MARTYRD and MAGUS BEAST!
General admission tickets can be purchased on Ticketfly.com.
VIP packages that include a ticket, a meet & greet with the band, early entry into the show, an exclusive tee, a poster, and VIP laminate are now available for sale at ticketspin.com/metal-
ABOUT METAL ALLEGIANCE
Stemming from an initial idea in 2011, METAL ALLEGIANCE was born as a way to unite a collection of hard rock and heavy metal’s most notable musicians in a setting born under one ideal- a love of music and performing. In 2015, that ideal still holds true and has become the foundation for everything METAL ALLEGIANCE; furthered with the release of the upcoming debut album. While the lineup may change, the passion, the energy and the emotion all remain the same. METAL ALLEGIANCE is more than just a record or a concert, it’s an experience and a lifestyle.
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The long-awaited debut from METAL ALLEGIANCE is now available via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album hit the Top 10 of the Amazon Metal charts when it was released and shot up to the top of the iTunes charts as well. METAL ALLEGIANCE has been receiving rave reviews with Revolver declaring in a 4-star review “…METAL ALLEGIANCE towers above other albums of its ilk. METAL ALLEGIANCE is equal parts reverence and reference. While the songs are solid with remarkable performances and solos (performed by a host of guests), the real star here is the metal genre itself and the bands that influenced these eclectic tracks.” Wicked Channel recently praised the album in a 10 out of 10 review by stating, “The sales pitch is easy, this is our Bible.” The self-titled album contains appearances by Philip H. Anselmo, Charlie Benante, Chuck Billy, D. Randall Blythe, Rex Brown, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Phil Demmel, David Ellefson, Alissa White-Gluz, Matthew K. Heafy, Gary Holt, Jamey Jasta, Chris Jericho, Andreas Kisser, Misha Mansoor, Mark Osegueda, Tim “Ripper” Owens, dUg Pinnick, Mike Portnoy, Troy Sanders, Cristina Scabbia, Alex Skolnick, Steve “Zetro” Souza and Ben Weinman. The standard edition CD of Metal Allegiance features 9 original songs. A digipak edition is available that features an all-star tribute to Ronnie James Dio with a cover of his classic song “We Rock” as well as a 45 minute behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the album. A double vinyl version is available that features all 10 songs.
Visit METAL ALLEGIANCE online at www.metalallegiance.com