Today, the second album trailer breaking down the list of special guests is released. Watch as the core four discuss the long list of all-stars that came together on the record as well as the backstories of the collaborations, below;
“With this album, we are stretching out to some new places“, comments Mike Portnoy.
Dave Ellefson states, “We kinda have our big, long wish list and that starts to get narrowed down, largely as the tunes come together sometimes with peoples schedules and availability.”
Alex Skolnick adds, “Any time we’re doing one of these albums we put out fillers to see who might be interested in including some pretty A-list people. We don’t expect to hear back, that’s fine, but Joe Satriani came back to us.”
Mark Menghi comments, “Trevor (BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) vocals on this record is not what you would think of, of a typical BLACK DAHLIA song. He goes into his early Tom Araya, SLAYER thrash singing voice.”
The thrash worshipping 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.
Pre-order all formats of Metal Allegiance Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, here.
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 AMARTH). 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 see below.
The tracklist 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)