METAL ALLEGIANCE: Announce West Coast Dates

The gentlemen of METAL ALLEGIANCE are proud to announce FOUR intimate West Coast shows to […]
December 8, 2015

The gentlemen of METAL ALLEGIANCE are proud to announce FOUR intimate West Coast shows to start off 2016! With the recent release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album under their belts, they are bringing their legendary live experience back to where it began! The West Coast run starts in San Diego on January 7th hits Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and wraps up in San Francisco on January 10th. Don't miss your chance to watch David Ellefson, Mark Osegueda, Phil Demmel, Mike Portnoy, Troy Sander, Alex Scholnick and Mark Menghi do what they do best ' play some heavy metal music!

As they prep for their momentous trek to Soundwave Festival in Australia, they are bringing along american power metal kings CAGE as direct support as well as Arizona-based all-female rock quartet DOLL SKIN to get the night started!

Check out the West Coast tour trailer here:

"The entire Allegiance concept started on the West Coast back in 2011 and I'm stoked to bring it back there", comments Mark Menghi. "The last time we played out there, no one knew we were secretly writing and recording an album, well, a year later, we're back! Can't wait to see all of our West Coast friends."

Mike Portnoy adds, "We are so excited to bring the mighty Metal Allegiance experience to Australia for Soundwave... but we are also stoked to announce that we'll be doing 5 exclusive warm-up shows in the US before heading down! First we'll be ushering in 2016 with a special New Year's Eve show on Long Island for our East Coast friends and then head over to CA & Las Vegas for 4 very intimate club shows on the West Coast before heading Down Under for the mammoth Soundwave Festivals"

"Beyond excited to kick off 2016 playing MA originals and specially chosen covers - the first time with this unique lineup", states Alex Skolnick. "Since unleashing the album a short while back, we've brought our live festivities to the East Coast, Mexico & Japan. West Coast: You're next!"

"This has been an incredible ride with some amazingly talented friends. Glad to see the Allegiance now thrashing back on the West Coast in the New Year!" comments David Ellefson.

Classic, hard-hitting metal is what CAGE delivers, as heard throughout their new, killer release, Å'Ancient Evil. Check out the lyric video for "The Procedure" off the recent album:

Known for their aggressive style which they coined "glitter punk", DOLL SKIN is currently on tour supporting their recent release of their debut EP In Your Face. Check out their video for "Family Of Strangers" here:

Advanced VIP packages which include a Meet & Greet, early entry, a VIP tour laminate, a limited edition poster and a shot glass are now available exclusively at

All tickets as well as VIP upgrades will go on sale this Friday, December 11!

Visit to purchase your tickets.

Below are the confirmed METAL ALLEGIANCE west coast shows:
1/07/2016 Ramona Main Stage - San Diego, CA
1/08/2016 Count's Vamp'd - Las Vegas, NV
1/09/2016 Whisky A Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
1/10/2016 The Regency - San Francisco, CA

Order your copy of Metal Allegiance here:

Or digitally:

The long-awaited debut from Metal Allegiance is now available via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album hit the Top 10 of the Amazon Metal charts when it was released and shot up to the top of the iTunes charts as well. Metal Allegiance has been receiving rave reviews with Revolver declaring in a 4-star review "!Metal Allegiance towers above other albums of its ilk. Metal Allegiance is equal parts reverence and reference. While the songs are solid with remarkable performances and solos (performed by a host of guests), the real star here is the metal genre itself and the bands that influenced these eclectic tracks." Wicked Channel recently praised the album in a 10 out of 10 review by stating, "The sales pitch is easy, this is our Bible." The self-titled album contains appearances by Philip H. Anselmo, Charlie Benante, Chuck Billy, D. Randall Blythe, Rex Brown, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Phil Demmel, David Ellefson, Alissa White-Gluz, Matthew K. Heafy, Gary Holt, Jamey Jasta, Chris Jericho, Andreas Kisser, Misha Mansoor, Mark Osegueda, Tim "Ripper" Owens, dUg Pinnick, Mike Portnoy, Troy Sanders, Cristina Scabbia, Alex Skolnick, Steve "Zetro" Souza and Ben Weinman. The standard edition CD of Metal Allegiance features 9 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 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 upcoming 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.

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