As the new year gets under way, the musical event of 2015 is slated to take place next Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Metal Allegiance will be bringing their musical crusade stateside after its critically acclaimed debut on the inaugural voyage of Motörhead’s Motörboat. Joining the already impressive lineup of musicians is Pantera/Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown and Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt. The complete lineup for Metal Allegiance is Frank Bello (Anthrax), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Chris Broderick (Ex-Megadeth), Rex Brown (Pantera/Kill Devil Hill), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy (the Winery Dogs), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Alex Skolnick (Testament) and John Tempesta (the Cult). The show will stream live around the globe on the website of acclaimed instrument retailer The Music Zoo at themusiczoo.com/metalallegiance. Sirius/XM DJ and musical personality Jose Mangin will host the evening’s festivities.
“What better way to kick in the new year than with a Metal Allegiance show? House of Blues in Anaheim barely survived the last time! Get it loud and tear it down!” said Pantera/Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown. “If you can’t get your ass out to Anaheim, get it in front of a computer and head over to The Music Zoo’s website to watch it all go down.”
Promising to be a show that is not to be missed, Metal Allegiance will be performing selections from some of rock and metal music’s most notable names. Fans can expect songs from the likes of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kiss and Sepultura as just a small example of what these musical masters will annihilate at the show. There will also be a special segment of the show dedicated to the seminal debut album by Van Halen.
“It's a great privilege to be a part of the Metal Allegiance celebration and an honor to share the stage with my idols which I can call friends today! I’m so happy and excited to play with them and I’m sure it will be an unforgettable night!” said Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser. “It’s awesome to represent the South American metal among all those legends! Thank you MA for the invitation, see you all at the House of Blues stage!”
“I’m fired up to participate in Metal Allegiance at the Anaheim House Of Blues on Jan. 21. Always awesome to jam with, so many musicians I know and admire as well as some I've never had the chance to jam with before despite having known some for ages. Almost time to rage!" said Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt.
First time performer with Metal Allegiance, Mastodon bassist and vocalist Troy Sanders said, “Holy Shit! I’ve been invited to the All-Star Game.”
Kicking off the night will be Scott Ian – Speaking Words, the successful spoken word event which Ian recounts stories from throughout his legendary career. Ian recently released his autobiography I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax and has been performing these spoken word events around the globe in support of that release.
The Metal Allegiance show is sponsored by Jackson Guitars, EVH Gear, The Music Zoo, Sinister Guitar Picks and Jägermeister. Tickets for Metal Allegiance are $29.50 in advance/$32.50 day of show and are on sale now.
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com/event/09004D3EC1ADA724 or at the House Of Blues Anaheim box office.