Heavy metal supergroup METAL ALLEGIANCE have announce they will release a brand new EP this August!
Titled Fallen Heroes, the three track EP will honour three fallen icons who sadly passed away recently; Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie and Glenn Frey. “The end of 2015 and most of 2016 has been a brutal year with many of our heroes passing,” says bassist Mark Menghi. “When Mike Portnoy called me in January to alert me that Glenn Frey had passed, I literally broke down. That night after having a few Tequila Sunrises in Glenn’s honor, a lightbulb went off… We’re going to record a few tunes to honor our fallen heroes. I called back Mike that evening and asked him what he thought and the next day we were in the studio recording. By weeks end, all guitars, drums and bass were complete. I can’t begin to explain the influence that Glenn Frey, Lemmy, and David Bowie had on me. Each of their music has helped me immensely during some real dark periods of my life and not to mention their influence on me as a musician and songwriter. Lemmy is God, Glenn is King and David is the Architect.”
Similar to METAL ALLEGIANCE‘s debut record, released last year, the EP will feature guest musicians handling the vocal duties. Troy Sanders [MASTODON], Mark Osegueda [DEATH ANGEL] and Alissa White-Gluz [ARCH ENEMY] will all lend their talents to fronting each of the three tracks. “I’m really excited to be a part of the Fallen Heroes EP” says Alissa White-Gluz. “I think we have all felt the weight of losing so many great musicians this year. I think these songs are a cool way to pay tribute to a few people who contributed so much to the world of music and showcase a different side of ourselves.”
Fallen Heroes is set for release on August 12th via Nuclear Blast Records.
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