Metal Allegiance

Metal Allegiance To Celebrate Fifth Anniversary With West Coast Tour


Metal Allegiance (Megadeth, Testament, ex-Dream Theater, etc.) have announced a series of four West Coast shows to celebrate the band’s fifth anniversary. A number of special guests are planned for the performances with Chuck Billy (Testament), John Bush (Armored Saint/ex-Anthrax), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence/ex-Machine Head) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Killer Be Killed) expected to appear at all stops.

Further guests revealed thus far include Soulfly, etc. frontman/guitarist Max Cavalera at the Phoenix, AZ show while Exodus‘s Steve “Zetro” Souza and Gary Holt (also of Slayer) will appear at the San Francisco, CA show.

Superfix and Weapons Of Anew have been chosen to open the trek, dates for which include:

04/17 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/19 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
04/20 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Metal Allegiance‘s core members also commented on the milestone and upcoming tour:

Mark Menghi:

“Five years already? Geez… when I thought of the words ‘Metal Allegiance‘ in my local taco joint and the skeleton of a concept, I never imagined MA becoming what it has become. Only a few short months after that, we were on Motörhead‘s ‘Motorboat Cruise‘ and on that boat the future of MA as I knew it (well not at the time) is when everything changed as we thought ‘hey, lets write some music together’.

Well… 2 full-length albums, an EP and many memorable shows later we’re still intact and stronger than ever. I look forward to celebrating with everyone and hope to see many old faces and new ones at these special shows. Each gig is going to be different with some surprise guests planned for each city. In true MA fashion…Ya never know who is gonna show up?!?!”

Alex Skolinick:

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years! While MA has had some memorable one off concerts recently, tour dates have been relatively rare due to schedules. Now the stars have aligned to make this run of shows possible, including a strong lineup that’s touring together for the first time, some great venues and very special guests. Come celebrate with us!”

David Ellefson:

“Most bands barely survive one album and a tour. So to go from our debut all star jam on Motorboat in 2014, to having full length releases and accompanying world tour dates under our belt, five years has packed a big loud punch from Metal Allegiance. I think it shows that great music and friendship have always been at the heart of Metal Allegiance so this five year milestone finds us a perfect celebration for just that!”

Mike Portnoy:

“5 years of hanging, jamming, thrashing, ball crushing and ball busting with this wrecking crew! I love being able to write, record and perform this music with these guys…it’s always a blast!”

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