METAL ALLEGIANCE recently announced they will release a special EP, entitled Fallen Heroes, on August 12, 2016. The band united to pay homage to the 3 legends – Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey – who impacted not just their lives but the world as well.
Today, the band released a video where Alex Skolnick discusses the loss of the 3 legends as well as how the songs were chosen. Watch the video here:
The package will include a t-shirt (2 options will be available), a digital download of the album and a 12″ x12″ lithograph of the album cover (See images below). Order your bundle here: www.districtlines.com/metal-allegiance
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).
METAL ALLEGIANCE took the news of Lemmy‘s passing very hard as the bands very first gig was on Motörhead’s first Motörboat cruise. It was on that boat where the idea to write a record together and carry the MA flag as a brand/band rather than a sporadic, special event show… all of us in MA are humbly grateful for the opportunity that team Motörhead gave us.
In late 2015, the band scheduled a West Coast string of intimate club dates with a stop as the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go. The year concluded with the band heartbroken saying goodbye to their beloved friend. They later found out that his funeral and memorial services would be held the day of their performance. The band was asked by their tour agent who is also Motörhead’s agent, Lemmy‘s management, close friends of his, and the owner of the Rainbow & Whisky to incorporate a tribute which of course, they obliged. The day of their performance, Sunset Blvd. was shut down and their bus was parked on a street filled with tears, madness, partiers and a sea of mourning metal heads. They said goodbye to their friend that evening with help from Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee amongst a ton of other special guests.
The next day they played their final show at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Mid-set they were informed that David Bowie had passed. Mark Menghi comments, “I remember coming off stage to trade bass duties with David Ellefson (we would rotate songs) and he stopped me, looked me and Osegueda in the eyes and said ‘Dude, Bowie just passed away.’ Literally in mid-set we got that news. I looked at Mark and he was in tears. Not even a minute later, he was on stage telling the Bay area crowd of the news he just learned. I turned to the side and looked over at Mike Portnoy and he just had his head down with his hands over his head trying to comprehend what Mark was saying. The next few songs was our Lemmy tribute and tears rolled off all of our eyes while paying tribute to one while learning of the passing of another.”
METAL ALLEGIANCE is performing at Bloodstock on August 14th 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!
Recently, the band released an exclusive video announcing the drummers for their show at St. Vitus. Joining the band will be no other than former Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson and Kenny Grohowski,of death metal outfits Imperial Triumphant and Pyrrhon. Head to Loudwire to watch the full video.
Check out the show trailer on the Metal Allegiance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Q6P8AJn-xgU
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-allegiance
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.