METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. Their upcoming sophomore album, Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, will be released on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Only 3 days until the release of Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty. Today, the band discusses the recording and mixing. The album was.produced by Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick while Mark Lewis of MRL Studios handled the mixing and mastering. Watch the trailer where the band details the journey to creating Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty here:

Mark Menghi states, “The tracking was different this time around. We were all busy this past year tracking – Mike at his home studio and Dave in Arizona while Alex and I tracked in New York where we did the bulk of the recording.”

Mike Portnoy comments, “Working at my home studio and having the guys at my place was such a great environment.”

“It is easy to forget when you hear the finished product that it’s really a lot of work from start to finish – all the writing, the lyrics, the vocals, the back-up vocals, guitars, harmony guitars and guest guitars”, adds Alex Skolnick. “The mixing was a really fun part of the process because musically everything had been done and we got to hear it back, it all sounded good. There were very few musical changes and edits that Mark Lewis wanted; you can probably count them on one hand. But the music just felt so solid.”

Pre-order Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, here:
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The thrash worshiping new album merges old-school legends with the modern metallers of the scene to produce groove driven, adrenaline soaked anthems while tackling the frustrating state of the world. The list of musicians for Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty include Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), Bobby “BLITZ” Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH) and Johan Hegg (AMON). It also marks the return of Mark Oseguesda (DEATH ANGEL) and Troy Sanders (MASTODON).

Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty was produced by Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick while Mark Lewis of MRL Studios handled the mixing and mastering. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, HATEBREED) and Rafael Tavares.

The track list racks up as follows:

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)

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