Metal Allegiance

Metal Allegiance Joined Onstage By Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Overkill, Etc. Members At NYC Show


Metal Allegiance, the supergroup comprised of members of Megadeth, Testament and more, have debuted a visualizer for their new song “The Accuser“. The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad takes on the guest vocal duties on this track and he had the following to say of that:

“I am super honored to have been asked to join Metal Allegiance as a guest vocalist for the track ‘The Accuser‘! The list of greats that have contributed to this union of might and metal over the course of these two albums is truly staggering. To be considered a peer to any of these musicians is a high bench mark for achievement. I spit out my coffee when I saw that they chose the song I contributed to to be the opening track for the album… I was simply shocked!”

Metal Allegiance‘s Alex Skolnick (also of Testament, etc.), commented:

“We’d been searching all over for a vocalist on our opening track ‘The Accuser‘ – someone who fit the tune but who could also kick off this album right. One day, while getting ready to go on at Ozzfest/Knotfest, I heard The Black Dahlia Murder way off in the distance – Trevor Strnad was using many vocal tones and a few felt perfect for the song. I suggested him to Mark, and as it turned out, we not only found the right guy for our most aggressive track yet, we also got to bring someone from a new generation of metal into the fold; it’s great to have him on board.”

Metal Allegiance‘s Mark Menghi added:

“The vocalist for ‘The Accuser‘ had to fit a certain mold and sing these lyrics with honest conviction – he or she had to be willing to dig deep and understand what we were speaking of lyrically. Enter Trevor Strnad, who absolutely nailed it.

It seems that in today’s society, it’s very easy to blame a person (or persons) for something in order to save their own ass and cover-up their own lies with heinous accusations. Someone once told me that the greatest fiction novels are the ones with the most detail; unfortunately that’s how society works today and it’s sad for the people that truly need the help.”

Metal Allegiance‘s sophomore album “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty” hit stores today, September 07th, and features guest appearances from members of Mastodon, Soulfly, Amon Amarth and more. You can find more details on that here.

Meanwhile, Metal Allegiance made a rare live appearance last night, September 06th, at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY. Special guests included Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Overkill‘s Bobby Blitz, The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Trevor Strnad, Armored Saint‘s John Bush, Death Angel‘s Mark Osegueda and more.

In addition to material from the Metal Allegiance albums, the collective also ran through covers of Eagles (“Life In The Fast Lane“), Black Sabbath (“Electric Funeral“), Dio (“Stand Up And Shout“), Anthrax (“Room For One More“), Metallica (“Hit The Lights“) and others. Fan-filmed footage from that show can be seen below:

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