Metal Allegiance have found a second home in Anaheim, and they’ll return to the cozy confines of Orange County on Jan. 25 for their annual metal assault. The group has just revealed details for their upcoming concert at Anaheim’s House of Blues, which will include the introduction of Overkill’s Bobby Blitz and Armored Saint’s John Bush to their lineup.
The core four of David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi and Mike Portnoy have been working on their second full-length album and all four are expected to be part of the Anaheim show in January. Joining them, and the two newly announced guests, will Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, Slayer and Exodus’ Gary Holt, Testament’s Chuck Billyand Sepultura‘s Andreas Kisser will all be chipping in for the fun.
The night will also feature support from Nuclear Blast labelmates Wednesday 13 and the Musician’s Institute-formed band Superfix. General admission tickets will go on sale this Friday (Oct. 27) at 1PM ET / 10AM PT and can be purchased at this location. There are also VIP packages that include early access to the show, meet-and-greets, photo opportunities and autograph signings, several collectibles and more. VIP packages are available here.
Mark Menghi comments, “SoCal should prepare for a full thrash assault. We’ve assembled a band that includes some of the Bay area’s finest mixed in with the East Coast thrash attack while adding a sprinkle of L.A. and a dose of Brazil. This show is going to be a no-frills, no-bull shit throw down. With all that’s going on in the world, down to our personal lives, a statement needs to be made and thrash is in all of our hearts, so no better place to do it than with our friends in Southern California.”
“We’ve been doing Metal Allegiance shows in Anaheim at the end of January almost every year and it is always THE metal event of the year,” adds Mike Portnoy. “Each year the show gets bigger and better and I look forward to another metal extravaganza in January!”
“The January gathering of Metal Allegiance friends in Anaheim has become an annual tradition, with each concert promising a special lineup and set list that’s different from before,” comments Alex Skolnick. “This time around, we have an abundance of fresh original material to add to the mix, as well as familiar classics, and it’s always a fun time. Join us if you can!”
John Bush says, “Real excited that I’m jamming with the Metal Allegiance guys for the upcoming show at the House Of Blues. I’m breaking my cherry! See you all there.”
David Ellefson states, “It’s time for our annual Metal summit in Anaheim” With new songs and album in the works we’re looking forward to bringing the tribe back together to celebrate all things Metal in January!”
“I always look forward to playing with all my brothers and sisters involved in Metal Allegiance. But! The show that I look forward to playing with them the most every year is The Metal Allegiance show in January in Anaheim! Always an amazing set! Always special guests! And always a guaranteed unforgettable night for everyone on stage, and in the crowd! Once again I am honored, and excited to once again be a part of it!” comments Mark Osegueda.
“I’m very happy to jam with MA again in January 2018,” adds Andreas Kisser. “Always great vibes with amazing musicians and playing the music that inspired all of us to be metal warriors today! A lot of fun! Long Live Metal Allegiance!”
“We are really excited and looking forward to being a part of this year’s Metal Allegiance show in January 2018,” says Wednesday 13. “This will be such a different audience for us, and we are excited to be included alongside such legendary musicians. It’s gonna be a great show.”