METAL ALLEGIANCE: Discuss the recording and mixing of "Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty"

METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond […]
September 5, 2018

METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. Their upcoming sophomore album, Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty, will be released on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Only 3 days until the release of Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty. Today, the band discusses the recording and mixing. The album was.produced by Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick while Mark Lewis of MRL Studios handled the mixing and mastering.

Watch the trailer where the band details the journey to creating Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty here:

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Mark Menghi states:

"The tracking was different this time around. We were all busy this past year tracking - Mike at his home studio and Dave in Arizona while Alex and I tracked in New York where we did the bulk of the recording."

Mike Portnoy comments:

"Working at my home studio and having the guys at my place was such a great environment."

"It is easy to forget when you hear the finished product that it's really a lot of work from start to finish - all the writing, the lyrics, the vocals, the back-up vocals, guitars, harmony guitars and guest guitars," states Alex Skolnick. "The mixing was a really fun part of the process because musically everything had been done and we got to hear it back, it all sounded good. There were very few musical changes and edits that Mark Lewis wanted; you can probably count them on one hand. But the music just felt so solid."

This Thursday, METAL ALLEGIANCE will celebrate the upcoming album with a special release show presented by Revolver at The Gramercy Theater in New York!. In true METAL ALLEGIANCE fashion, the night will include an all-star line-up that will not disappoint!

The night will feature the core four - David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, and Mike Portnoy - as well as Mark Osegueda, Andreas Kisser, John Bush and Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. The night will also include Trevor Strnad and Mark Tornillo who are making their METAL ALLEGIANCE debut on Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty.


Tickets for the show can be purchased here:

Attendees have the option to purchase a very limited and exclusive VIP Meet & Greet package
Early access into the venue
Exclusive pre-show Meet & Greet with members of Metal Allegiance
Personal photograph & autograph signing with members of Metal Allegiance
Collectible show poster (which they'll happily sign for you)
Metal Allegiance Power Drunk Zombie T-Shirt (sizing from Small to 3XL)
Metal Allegiance Embroidered Logo Patch
Official Meet & Greet VIP laminate
(1) One Pair of Tascam Professional Audio Studio Monitoring Headphones
Crowd-fee access to the merch booth

Purchase your VIP package here:

Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty will be available in the following formats:

CD Digipak
Orange with Black splatter vinyl ' limited to 500
Beer with Blue splatter vinyl ' limited to 500
Yellow Tint Cassette
T-shirt + CD digi + Patch bundle

Below is the Track list:

1. The Accuser (feat. Trevor Strnad)
2. Bound by Silence (feat. John Bush)
3. Mother of Sin (feat. Bobby Blitz)
4. Terminal Illusion (feat. Mark Tornillo)
5. King with a Paper Crown (feat. Johan Hegg)
6. Voodoo of the Godsend (feat. Max Cavalera)
7. Liars & Thieves (feat. Troy Sanders)
8. Impulse Control (feat. Mark Osegueda)
9. Power Drunk Majesty (Part I) (feat. Mark Osegueda)
10. Power Drunk Majesty (Part II) (feat. Floor Jansen)

The thrash worshiping album merges old-school legends with the modern metallers of the scene to produce groove driven, adrenaline soaked anthems while tackling the frustrating state of the world.

The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, HATEBREED) and Rafael Tavares.

The list of musicians for Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty include Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), Bobby "BLITZ" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Joe Satriani, Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH), Johan Hegg (AMON AMARTH). It also marks the return of Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL), Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), and Troy Sanders (MASTODON).

Pre-order your copy of Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty, here:


News reported by:Jean-François 'Thrashing Assault' Briard


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