All-Star Band Metal Allegiance at NAMM 2019

Metal Allegiance's special guests Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and Doyle W. Von Frankenstein (Doyle) at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Photo credit: Maurice Nunez

BY MAURICE NUNEZ | Go Venue Magazine

Metal Allegiance 2019 – Anaheim House of Blues

Thursday night January 24, 2019 at the Anaheim House of Blues called for a round of pure heavy metal. This evening Metal Allegiance was here to rock the crowd during the NAMM 2019 convention. Metal Allegiance is a heavy metal supergroup, formed in New York in by Mark Menghi while recruiting bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth), guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Mike Portnoy on drums. However the group does not have an official lead singer, they usually hire guest musicians to contribute vocals to their studio and live activities. This was my first time shooting this event and very glad I did!

The all star line up included special guests Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Chuck Billy (Testament), John Bush (Armored Saint), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Steve Zetro Souza & Jack Gibson (Exodus), Phil Demmel (X- Machine Head), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and Doyle W. Von Frankenstein (Doyle).

The set list was full of great songs ranging from Black Sabbath to Sepultura, Slayer, and even The Misfits. See set list and photos below!

Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath cover) (with Mark Osegueda)
The Wizard (Black Sabbath cover) (with Mark Tornillo)
Wasp/Behind the Wall of Sleep/Basically/N.I.B. (Black Sabbath cover) (with Bobby Blitz)
Can’t Kill the Devil (with Chuck Billy)
Roots Bloody Roots (Sepultura cover) (with Chuck Billy, Andreas Kisser and Eloy Casagrande)
Gift of Pain (with Trevor Strnad)
South of Heaven (Slayer cover) (with Trevor Strnad)
Stand Up and Shout (Dio cover) (with Mark Tornillo)
Terminal Illusion (with Mark Tornillo)
The Toxic Waltz (Exodus cover) (with Steve Souza and Jack Gibson)
The Accuser (with Trevor Strnad)
Bound By Silence (with John Bush)
Only (Anthrax cover) (with John Bush)
Voodoo of the Godsend
Mother of Sin (with Bobby Blitz)
Power Drunk Majesty (Part I) (with Mark Osegueda)
Power Drunk Majesty (Part II) (with Alissa White-Gluz)
Last Caress (Misfits cover) (with Doyle and Alyssa White-Gluz)
Pledge of Allegiance (with Mark Osegueda)

Aces High (Iron Maiden cover) (with John Bush and Alissa White-Gluz)
The Trooper (Iron Maiden cover)

All images © Maurice Nunez.

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