Metal Allegiance – whose core lineup consists of Megadeth’s David Ellefson on bass, Testament’s Alex Skolnick on guitar, Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.) on drums and songwriter Mark Menghi – will be releasing their second record, titled Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty, on September 7th through Nuclear Blast. The effort was produced by Menghi and Skolnick, with Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver) handling mixing and mastering. A number of guest musicians will guest throughout the record, listed below. The first single, “Mother Of Sin” which features a guest spot by Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of Overkill is now streaming and can be found below as well. Pre-orders are now available and can be found here.
A record release show has been scheduled on September 6th at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. Musicians appearing with them at the show will be: Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), John Bush (Armored Saint), Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), and Mark Tornillo (Accept). Venom Inc., Weapons Of Anew, Follow The Awakened, and Terrorbyte have been booked as support on the performance. Tickets are available via Live Nation, with VIP meet and greet packages on sale here.
Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty track listing:
1. “The Accuser” (feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder)
2. “Bound By Silence” (feat. John Bush of Armored Saint)
3. “Mother Of Sin” (feat. Bobby Blitz of Overkill)
4. “Terminal Illusion” (feat. Mark Tornillo of Accept)
5. “King With A Paper Crown” (feat. Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth)
6. “Voodoo Of The Godsend” (feat. Max Cavalera of Soulfly, etc.)
7. “Liars & Thieves” (feat. Troy Sanders of Mastodon, etc.)
8. “Impulse Control” (feat. Mark Osegueda of Death Angel)
9. “Power Drunk Majesty (Part I)” (feat. Mark Osegueda of Death Angel)
10. “Power Drunk Majesty (Part II)” (feat. Floor Jansen of Nightwish)