Metal Allegiance’s self-titled debut album, featuring some prominent metal bassists, has arrived. The core group includes Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and songwriter/bassist Mark Menghi, drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) and guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament).
The metal supergroup pulled in some bass heavyweights for a little extra thunder. Rex Brown (Pantera/Kill Devil Hill) appears on the bass-heavy track “Let Darkness Fall,” which also features Ellefson and Menghi, and has Mastodon vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders singing lead:
Then, the track “Wait Until Tomorrow,” brings in King’s X vocalist/bassist dUg Pinnick to share lead vocals.
Metal Allegiance is available in a CD/DVD edition, including an all-star cover of Ronnie James Dio’s “We Rock” and a 45-minute “making of” feature. The album is also available as a vinyl double album and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).
Metal Allegiance Track Listing:
- Gift of Pain (feat. D. Randall Blythe)
- Let Darkness Fall (feat. Troy Sanders)
- Dying Song (feat. Philip H. Anselmo)
- Can’t Kill the Devil (feat. Chuck Billy)
- Scars (feat. Mark Osegueda & Cristina Scabbia)
- Destination: Nowhere (feat. Matthew K. Heafy)
- Wait Until Tomorrow (feat. Dug Pinnick & Jamey Jasta)
- Triangulum (I. Creation II. Evolution III. Destruction)
- Pledge of Allegiance (feat. Mark Osegueda) (Deluxe Version)
- We Rock (feat. Mark Osegueda, Chris Jericho, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Alissa White-Gluz, Chuck Billy & Steve “Zetro” Souza) [Bonus Track]