For this special night, the band will consist of Mark Osegueda, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Alex Scholnick, and Mark Menghi! Stay tuned as more members will be announced shortly!
Check out the show trailer on the Metal Allegiance YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Q6P8AJn-xgU
"It’s always a great time playing St. Vitus, which in just a few years has achieved a cult status a bit like a modern version of CBGB's," comments Alex Skolnick. "Last time there, we honored vintage Black Sabbath (with a bit of their ’78 support act, Van Halen, thrown in). This time around, in light of Deep Purple’s long overdue induction in the RnR HoF, METAL ALLEGIANCE will cover Purple’s classic Made in Japan, which inspired many albums to come (including Iron Maiden's Maiden Japan, which we may visit at some point) and featuring many of their greatest tunes, including 'Highway Star', 'Smoke on the Water' and 'Space Truckin'' etc..). Although MA has no keyboardist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal - with his unique double-neck - and I will collectively pay tribute to both Richie Blackmore and the great Jon Lord. It’s the perfect challenge for this particular MA lineup and a one-time thing, so I call upon my fellow Brooklyn residents and others in the Tri-State area and beyond to come down and help us honor the great Deep Purple!"
“Alex and I wanted to do something special as a warm-up before we cross the pond to the land that created metal," comments METAL ALLEGIANCE mastermind Mark Menghi. "After tossing around a few ideas, we decided to cover Deep Purple’s 'Made in Japan' in its entirety for a few reasons; 1) They were recently inducted into the RnR HoF in Brooklyn earlier this year, 2) They are co-founders of our beloved genre and 3) we are heading to their home turf right after this gig for our debut UK show. We are stoked about this and even more excited to have Loudwire partner up with us to host this mammoth of a show.”
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal comments, "Looking forward to playing together in Brooklyn! We had such a blast on our recent Destination (Almost) East Coast tour, can't wait to do it again!!”
Don’t miss your chance to catch the METAL ALLEGIANCE brethren doing what they do best – playing some heavy metal music! Joining the band for the night is CHAINS OVER RAZORS who opened for the recent Destination (Almost) East Coast tour as well as MARTYRD and MAGUS BEAST!
General admission tickets can be purchased on Ticketfly.com.
VIP packages that include a ticket, a meet & greet with the band, early entry into the show, an exclusive tee, a poster, and VIP laminate are now available for sale at ticketspin.com/metal-allegiance. ABOUT METAL ALLEGIANCE
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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