Metal Allegiance Drop New Song Feat. Overkill’s Bobby Blitz, Announce New Album
Three years ago, Metal Allegiance debuted with their self-titled record, recruiting an all-star cast of guest musicians and they've done it again on their new Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty. Check out the first new song, "Mother of Sin," featuring Overkill's Bobby Blitz, in the video above.
The song is a straight ahead thrasher, breaking for stomping grooves accented by the slithering lead work of guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament). Blitz, who turned 59 in May, sounds dominant and youthful with his signature nasal-toned snarl and scrappy delivery. "Mother of Sin" takes a turn at the midpoint, slowing down with lurching rhythm that slowly speeds up before an explosive, bluesy solo takes command.
As mentioned, the album features a wealth of guests, including members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Armored Saint, Accept, Soulfly and Nightwish. Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty will be released on Sept. 7 through Nuclear Blast. Pre-order the album here and take a look at the artwork, track listing and guest artists below.
Metal Allegiance, comprised of Skolnick, drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater) and bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Mark Menghi at its core, will perform a one-off show in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre on Sept. 6. Mark Osegueda, Andreas Kisser, John Bush, Bobby Blitz, Trevor Strnad and Mark Tornillo are all set to perform with the group.
Metal Allegiance, Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty Artwork + Track Listing
1. The Accuser (feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder)
2. Bound by Silence (feat. John Bush of Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax)
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, Cavalera Conspiracy ex-Sepultura)
7. Liars & Thieves (feat. Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Gone Is Gone)
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)
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