Today, the band has released the fourth album trailer. Watch as Mike Portnoy chats about drumming on Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, which you can watch in the video below;
Portnoy comments, “METAL ALLEGIANCE is the ultimate metal outlet for me as far as metal drumming. That style of drumming is huge for me as I grew up with the thrash scene. That was a big part of my background but I never had an outlet for it.”
Their upcoming sophomore album, Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty, will be released on September 7th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
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. 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).
Listen to the first single ‘Mother of Sin’ featuring Bobby ‘BLITZ’ Ellsworth (OVERKILL):
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.