Metal Allegiance

Metal Allegiance (Megadeth, Testament, Etc.) Will Now Cover Black Sabbath’s Self-Titled Debut At Upcoming Anaheim, CA Show


Megadeth, Testament, etc. supergroup Metal Allegiance have announced that their upcoming January 24th show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA on January 24th will find them covering Black Sabbath‘s 1970 self-titled debut album in addition to a set of their own. The band previously performed a similar set in Brooklyn around Halloween earlier this fall. Numerous guests have been tapped to join the band at this upcoming performance, including:

Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
Mark Osegueda (Death Angel)
John Bush (Armored Saint)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Bobby Blitz (Overkill)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Mark Tornillo (Accept)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankstenstein (Misfits)

Metal Allegiance‘s Mark Menghi commented:

“This past October we had the idea of covering the first Sabbath record while dressing up in costume for a one-time only (scaled down) MA show.

However, we had way too much fun and decided to bring it to Anaheim and incorporate the ‘scaled down’ four piece into the massive MA Anaheim show at our home away from home in SoCal. We’ll be doing a full MA set filled with the MA thrash attack you all know and love, covered by a few sprinkles of select gems and guests dosed with the first Sabbath record.

This show is NOT to be missed and will certainly be one for the ages.”

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

“It is a fun challenge to play Black Sabbath’s debut album – the music has as much in common with Cream and other psychedelic jam rock of the period as the future metal genre it inspired. Playing it live for Halloween (in full early 70s Sabbath regalia) for a packed house in Brooklyn was so special that we just had to bring this experience to friends at our annual Anaheim HoB bash!”

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