Metal Allegiance, the supergroup comprised of members from various bands like Megadeath and Testament, were also recently joined on stage by members from Arch Enemy, Overkill and The Black Dahlia Murder.
Last night, the band made a rare live appearance at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. Special Guests included. The band brought up Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz, Overkill’s Bobby Blitz, Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder and much more.
Trevor Strnad, vocalist of The Black Dahlia Murder, said of the recent collaboration: “I am super honored to have been asked to join Metal Allegiance as a guest vocalist for the track ‘The Accuser‘! The list of greats that have contributed to this union of might and metal over the course of these two albums is truly staggering. To be considered a peer to any of these musicians is a high bench mark for achievement. I spit out my coffee when I saw that they chose the song I contributed to to be the opening track for the album… I was simply shocked!”
Metal Allegiance released a new song, “The Accuser.” They felt that Strnad was the perfect fit for the vocals. Metal Allegiance’s Alex Skolnick commented on the collaboration, “We’d been searching all over for a vocalist on our opening track ‘The Accuser‘ – someone who fit the tune but who could also kick off this album right. One day, while getting ready to go on at Ozzfest/Knotfest, I heard The Black Dahlia Murder way off in the distance – Trevor Strnad was using many vocal tones and a few felt perfect for the song. I suggested him to Mark, and as it turned out, we not only found the right guy for our most aggressive track yet, we also got to bring someone from a new generation of metal into the fold; it’s great to have him on board.”
Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi also said, “The vocalist for ‘The Accuser‘ had to fit a certain mold and sing these lyrics with honest conviction – he or she had to be willing to dig deep and understand what we were speaking of lyrically. Enter Trevor Strnad, who absolutely nailed it.
It seems that in today’s society, it’s very easy to blame a person (or persons) for something in order to save their own ass and cover-up their own lies with heinous accusations. Someone once told me that the greatest fiction novels are the ones with the most detail; unfortunately that’s how society works today and it’s sad for the people that truly need the help.”
Metal Allegiance’s second studio album, Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, hit the stands and the streams today. The album features guest appearances from members of Soulfly, Amon Amarth, and Mastodon. Listen to the new track below:
Volume II -Power Drunk Majesty Tracklisting:
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)