Metal Allegiance at the House of Blues (NAMM 2018)

January 25, 2018 - HOB, Anaheim, CA

Metal Allegiance
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Metal Allegiance put on a show during the week of Winter NAMM 2018 in Anaheim at the House of Blues.

The show was opened up by Forgotten Legion, SuperfixEdge of Paradise and the commander of darkness himself, Wednesday 13! These bands delivered a great infusion of energy to get the fans riled up for the decimation that Metal Allegiance came to deliver.

Fans of all ages showed up to see Metal Allegiance perform.  The band has 4 core members that make up the group and as in years past, they invited out a number of other musicians to perform with them and change up their sound. Throughout the show, guests joined and left the stage every few songs allowing fans to get a taste of all kinds of amazing talent.

After a very long evening of music that started out with the opening support, the show came to a close at the dismay of the audience.  Every artist who performed gave their all and left all their energy on the stage. I can confidently say that this star studded event left no one disappointed and metal fans begging for more music.  Hopefully we will see Metal Allegiance return again during the 2019 Winter NAMM.

This year’s Metal Allegiance line up:
Vocals: Chuck Billy (Testament), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), John Bush (Armored Saint) and Christina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil).

Guitars: Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), and Alex Skolnick (Testament).

Bass: David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance)

Drummer: Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo)

Metal Allegiance Setlist:
Hit The Lights
Can’t Kill The Devil
Mandatory Suicide
Fast As A Shark
Mother of Sin
Room For One More
Bound By Silence
Lights Out
Into The Pit
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Bonded By Blood
Metal Militia
Pledge Of Allegiance
Number Of The Beast

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