Metal Allegiance under Nuclear Blast Label they brought their 3rd consecutive show to the House of Blues in Anaheim CA on January 25th, 2018.
The core four of David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi and Mike Portnoy has been working on their second full-length album. Joining them, the two newly announced guests will be Death Angel‘s Mark Osegueda, Slayer and Exodus‘ Gary Holt, Testament‘s Chuck Billy and Sepultura‘s Andreas Kisser will all be joining them in for the fun. This Show included the introduction of Overkill‘s Bobby Blitz and Armored Saint‘s John Bush to their lineup.
The gathering of Metal fans from all parts of southern California seems like it will be a yearly tradition that will keep on going strong as long as we have amazing talented artist that will perform for us because of their passion for metal music.
The show was phenomenal, every song from beginning to end was sensational. The amazing talent shared on stage that night was truly an unforgettable experience. The energy these guys had on stage definitely fed the crowd, it was an all-around cyclone of brutality and passion for metal. Newcomers Bobby Blitz and John Bush acted like they have always been a part of MA since day one, they fit right in with the abundance of talent that is Metal Allegiance. Being confident and making the stage their playground executing their performance.
Metal Allegiance – Thursday, January 25, 2018
Hit the Lights (Metallica cover) | Can’t Kill the Devil | Mandatory Suicide (Slayer cover) | Fast as a Shark (Accept cover) | Grinder (Judas Priest cover) | Elimination (Overkill cover) | Mother of Sin | Room for One More (Anthrax cover) | Bound By Silence | Lights Out (UFO cover) | Into the Pit (Testament cover) | Refuse/Resist (Sepultura cover) | Scars | Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath cover) | Bonded By Blood (Exodus cover) | Prowler (Iron Maiden cover) | Metal Militia (Metallica cover) | Pledge of Allegiance | The Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden cover)
Wednesday 13 also under Nuclear Blast Label was the direct opening act for Metal Allegiance. Their haunting sound and sinister looks caught the attention of many of the concert goers. The music is a bit different from your normal metal band, a bit more industrial combined with horror and haunting sounds that would expect to hear in a haunted house on Halloween. Lead singer Joseph Michael Poole is no stranger to the stage, he was frontman for Murderdolls and participated in several other bands including Maniac Spider Trash, Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13, Bourbon crow just to name a few. His experience on stage definitely shows on his performance it was almost like watching a theatrical horror music show. The whole band was mysterious and did an astounding job.
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– Gloria Skulls, Go Venue Magazine Photojournalist (All photos by Gloria Skulls)