Video Premiere: METAL ALLEGIANCE’s ‘Dying Song’ Featuring PHILIP ANSELMO

The official video for the track “Dying Song” from METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH and TESTAMENT — can be seen below. The concept clip was directed by Vicente Cordero of Industrialism Films.

“Dying Song” features Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) on vocals, Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) on guitar, Mark Menghi on bass and Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) on drums.

“It’s always my pleasure to jam with such esteemed musicians and brothers, and my contribution to this project is further proof of that fact. Hail to all heavy metalers the world over!” states Anselmo.

“Dying Song” is taken from METAL ALLEGIANCE’s self-titled debut album, which will be 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.

“Metal Allegiance” contains appearances by:

* Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN)
* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
* Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
* D. Randall Blythe (LAMB OF GOD)
* Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN, KILL DEVIL HILL)
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES)
* Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
* Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY)V
* Matthew K. Heafy (TRIVIUM)
* Gary Holt (EXODUS)
* Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED)
* Chris Jericho (FOZZY)
* Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA)
* Misha Mansoor (PERIPHERY)
* Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL)
* Tim “Ripper” Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH)
* Doug Pinnick (KING’S X, KXM)
* Troy Sanders (MASTODON)
* Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL)
* Steve “Zetro” Souza (EXODUS)
* Ben Weinman (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN)

The standard edition CD of “Metal Allegiance” will feature the nine original songs. A digipak edition will be 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 will also be available that will feature all 10 songs as well.

“Metal Allegiance” track listing:

01. Gift Of Pain

Vocals: D. Randall Blythe
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums: Mike Portnoy
Additional Lead Guitar: Gary Holt

02. Let Darkness Fall

Vocals: Troy Sanders
Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums & Percussion: Mike Portnoy
Additional Bass: Mark Menghi & Rex Brown
Additional Screams: D. Randall Blythe

03. Can’t Kill The Devil

Vocals: Chuck Billy
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums: Mike Portnoy
Additional Lead Guitar: Phil Demmel & Andreas Kisser

04. Dying Song

Vocals: Philip H. Anselmo
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: Mark Menghi
Drums: Mike Portnoy

05. Scars

Vocals: Mark Osegueda & Cristina Scabbia
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums: Mike Portnoy

06. Destination: Nowhere

Vocals: Matthew K. Heafy
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums: Mike Portnoy
Additional Lead Guitar: Matthew K. Heafy

07. Wait Until Tomorrow

Vocals: Doug Pinnick & Jamey Jasta
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums, Percussion & Additional Vocals: Mike Portnoy

8. Triangulum I. Creation II. Evolution III. Destruction

Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums: Mike Portnoy
Additional Lead Guitar: Misha Mansoor, Ben Weinman, Charlie Benante, Phil Demmel, Matthew K. Heafy & Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

09. Pledge Of Allegiance

Vocals: Mark Osegueda
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums: Mike Portnoy
Additional Lead Guitar: Charlie Benante, Gary Holt & Andreas Kisser

10. We Rock (DIO cover) (deluxe edition only)

Vocals: Mark Osegueda, Chris Jericho, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Alissa White-Gluz, Chuck Billy &
Steve “Zetro” Souza
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: David Ellefson
Drums: Mike Portnoy
Additional Lead Guitar: Andreas Kisser, Phil Demmel & Gary Holt

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Source: Blabbermouth

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