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Mike Portnoy Discusses Drumming On Metal Allegiance Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty

August 16, 2018

METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. Their upcoming sophomore album, Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty, will be released on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Today, the bands releases the next album trailer. Watch as Mike Portnoy chats about drumming onVolume II - Power Drunk Majesty, here: https://youtu.be/WQSvk4SiOIs

Mike Portnoy comments, "METAL ALLEGIANCE is the ultimate metal outlet for me as far as metal drumming. That style of drumming is huge for me as I grew up with the thrash scene. That was a big part of my background but I never had an outlet for it."

Pre-order Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty and receive "Voodoo Of The Godsend" and "Mother Of Sin" instantly.


Pre-order your copy of Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty, here: nuclearblast.com/metalallegiance2-pdm

The band released the first single "Mother of Sin" featuring Bobby "BLITZ" Ellsworth (OVERKILL). Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/sxDy11uRxNc

Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty will be available in the following formats:

  • CD Digipak

  • Orange with Black splatter vinyl – limited to 500

  • Beer with Blue splatter vinyl – limited to 500

  • Yellow Tint Cassette

  • T-shirt + CD digi + Patch bundle

Below is the Track list:
1. The Accuser (feat. Trevor Strnad)
2. Bound by Silence (feat. John Bush)
3. Mother of Sin (feat. Bobby Blitz)
4. Terminal Illusion (feat. Mark Tornillo)
5. King with a Paper Crown (feat. Johan Hegg)
6. Voodoo of the Godsend (feat. Max Cavalera)
7. Liars & Thieves (feat. Troy Sanders)
8. Impulse Control (feat. Mark Osegueda)
9. Power Drunk Majesty (Part I) (feat. Mark Osegueda)
10. Power Drunk Majesty (Part II) (feat. Floor Jansen)

The thrash worshiping album merges old-school legends with the modern metallers of the scene to produce groove driven, adrenaline soaked anthems while tackling the frustrating state of the world.

Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty was produced by Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick while MarkLewis of MRL Studios handled the mixing and mastering. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, HATEBREED) and Rafael Tavares.

The list of musicians for Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty include Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), Bobby "BLITZ" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Joe Satriani, Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Johan Hegg (AMON AMARTH). It also marks the return of Mark Osegueda(DEATH ANGEL), Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), and Troy Sanders (MASTODON).

 

 

In celebration of the release, the band announced a special release show presented by Revolver at The Gramercy in New York on September 6th. In true METAL ALLEGIANCE fashion, the night will include an all-star line-up that will not disappoint!

The night will feature the core four - David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, and Mike Portnoy - as well as  Mark Osegueda, Andreas Kisser, John Bush and Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. The night will also include Trevor Strnad and  Mark Tornillo who are making their METAL ALLEGIANCE debut onVolume II - Power Drunk Majesty.

Direct support for the show is VENOM INC, WEAPONS OF ANEW, FOLLOW THE AWAKENED andTERRORBYTE.

Tickets for the show can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/MetalAllegianceNYC2018

Attendees have the option to purchase a very limited and exclusive VIP Meet & Greet package
VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Early access into the venue

  • Exclusive pre-show Meet & Greet with members of Metal Allegiance

  • Personal photograph & autograph signing with members of Metal Allegiance

  • Collectible show poster (which they'll happily sign for you)

  • Metal Allegiance Power Drunk Zombie T-Shirt (sizing from Small to 3XL)

  • Metal Allegiance Embroidered Logo Patch

  • Official Meet & Greet VIP laminate

  • (1) One Pair of Tascam Professional Audio Studio Monitoring Headphones

  • Crowd-fee access to the merch booth

 Purchase your VIP package here: http://metalallegiance.bigcartel.com/product/vip-meet-greet-sept-6-2018-the-gramercy-theatre-nyc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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