Fan-filmed video footage of METAL ALLEGIANCE performing the METALLICA classic “Seek & Destroy” on October 10 at the Loud Park festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan can be seen below.
METAL ALLEGIANCE is an all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH and TESTAMENT.
METAL ALLEGIANCE’s lineup for the “Seek & Destroy” performance consisted of the following musicians:
* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
* Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX)
* Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT)
* Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
* Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL)
* Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER)
* David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
METAL ALLEGIANCE‘ self-titled debut album was released on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Brought together by METAL ALLEGIANCE principal partner Mark Menghi, the project’s original material came together from the creative minds of David Ellefson of MEGADETH, Mike Portnoy of THE WINERY DOGS, and Alex Skolnick from TESTAMENT, alongside Menghi. The four writers then reached out through their metal rolodexes to a diverse lineup of performers, each adding their own personal musical stamp to the collection of nine original songs.
The standard edition CD of “Metal Allegiance” features nine original songs. A digipak edition is available that features an all-star tribute to Ronnie James Dio with a cover of his classic song “We Rock” as well as a 45-minute behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the album. A double vinyl version is also available that features all 10 songs.
Stemming from an initial idea in 2011, METAL ALLEGIANCE was born as a way to unite a collection of hard rock and heavy metal’s most notable musicians in a setting born under one ideal, a love of music and performing. In 2015, that ideal still holds true and has become the foundation for everything METAL ALLEGIANCE; furthered with the release of the debut album. While the lineup may change, the passion, the energy and the emotion all remain the same. METAL ALLEGIANCE is more than just a record or a concert — it’s an experience and a lifestyle.