MUSICIANS INSTITUTE & MONSTER ENERGY ADDED AS CO-SPONSORS
New Additions To METAL ALLEGIANCE Line-Up!
METAL ALLEGIANCE is gathering at the City National Grove of Anaheim on January 20th for a monumental tribute to our fallen heroes. Hosted by Jackson, Charvel & EVH the night will be a who’s who of the metal community. Today, the band is proud to announce that Loudwire will be the official media partner along with Musician’s Institute and Monster Energy joining as co-sponsors of the event. Mikkey Dee (Motorhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Arejay Hale (Halestorm) and Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) will be joining the line-up! VIP packages are now sold-out, General Admission tickets are available and can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/MAheroestixIn anticipation of the show, Loudwire will be hosting a special guitar giveaway where fans have the opportunity to win a Jackson JS12 guitar that will be signed by the METAL ALLEGIANCE line-up from the show. Head to LOUDWIRE for more information and to enter the contest! Correct link to contest: http://loudwire.com/metal-allegiance-guitar
Musician’s Institute has also announced that they are picking 2 of their students to play alongside their metal legends.
This night marks the first time in a year that the core four, David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, and Mike Portnoy have played together. Joining them on stage are the newest recruits to this already incredible line-up; Mikkey Dee (MOTÖRHEAD/SCORPIONS), Eddie Hermida (SUICIDE SILENCE),Arejay Hale (HALESTORM) and CARLA HARVEY (BUTCHER BABES) who will join ChrisJericho (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 will start at 7pm with sets by Marty Friedman,Gus G, and MARTYRD.
Check out what the members have to say:
“I am so honored to be invited to perform at such a prestigious event. To be honoring such legends on stage is one of the most humbling and bad ass experiences in my life. Metal horns up for metal GODS!”
– Eddie Hermida
“So excited to be joining my friends in METAL ALLEGIANCE for their Fallen Heroes tribute in Anaheim this year! I’ll get up for a few songs and we’ll have a fabulous night of incredible music! Don’t miss it!”
– Billy Sheehan
“A Metal Allegiance show is always a great time for us and the audience, but nothing quite compares to when it happens in Anaheim during the month of January. It becomes a very big event and with so many friends in town, we’re able to have a unique combination of musicians that would be very difficult to pull together otherwise. This will be the first time we play our originals in Anaheim and the first time we do specific dedications to our Fallen Heroes. It will be a very special night. See you there!”
– Alex Skolnick
“I’m stoked to return to Southern California where this crazy METAL ALLEGIANCE concept and once pipe-dream of an idea all spawned from way back when! SoCal and the entire Anaheim area are so damn near and dear to me as we started this thing there… and now we get to return to our second home in SoCal and unleash our brand of thrash. Get ready for the biggest and craziest MA show to date.”
– Mark Menghi
“Of all the bands playing in Anaheim that week, this is the one show you don’t wanna miss! Thrash metal played at its finest by a band that has sold over 50 million records collectively with an audience made up completely of bikini models! Well, all of those things might not exactly be true, but you get the idea. The point is, come see the coolest fuckin’ band in Anaheim that week – METAL ALLEGIANCE!”
– Chris Jericho
“Can’t wait to eat lightening and crap thunder with my bros in MA again at our Fallen Heroes tribute show in January!”
– Phil Demmel
“Every year, Anaheim becomes the largest gathering and annual musician summit anywhere in the world. I’m proud that this year METAL ALLEGIANCE is taking center stage to make sure it gets very loud with a special tribute to the many great “Fallen Heroes” of our genre.” – David Ellefson
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.
Check out the four trailers for Fallen Heroes here: Trailer 1 – Alex Skolnick discusses the loss of the 3 legends as well as how the songs were chosen. Trailer 2 – Alissa White-Gluz chats about her vocal cover of “Life In The Fast Lane” by The Eagles Trailer 3 – Mark Menghi talks about how the EP came into fruition Trailer 4 – Mark Osegueda talking about his cover of “Suffragette City” by David Bowie
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
Guitar: Alex Skolnick
Bass: Mark Menghi
Drums: Mike Portnoy
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).