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The concept of an album consisting of a large ensemble of musicians is not anything new, usually for a special compilation or tribute album. However in this case, it's entirely different with the Metal Allegiance unleashes an album full of original material that will just thrash your fucking head off!!! 

The Metal Allegiance is the brainchild of Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and Mark Menghi (I'm not familiar with him, so forgive me here) and was inspired by the many shows and clincs (demonstrations) that began with Ellefson and Anthrax bassist Frank Bello who had been involved with since early 2011 during the Big Four show in California. Portnoy eventually got involved and it evolved from there. 

The line-up includes the following:
Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater)
Mark Menghi (???)
Phil Anselmo (ex-Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual)
Randy Blythe (Lamb of God)
Chuck Billy (Testament, Dublin Death Patrol)
Steve "Zetro" Souza (Exodus, Dublin Death Patrol)
Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer)
Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Rex Brown (ex-Pantera)
Bummblefoot (Guns n' Roses)
Troy Sanders (Mastodon, Killer Be Killed)
Matthew Heafy (Trivium)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Chris Jerico (Fozzy)
Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
Mark Osegueda (Death Angel)
Dug Pinnick (King's X)
Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth)
Christina Scabbia (Lucana Coil)
Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan)

This album is a hell of a lot of fun! I highly recommend it!! If you do, be sure to purchase the deluxe edition which features a large ensemble cover of Dio's "We Rock"!!

Score: 95/100

Musicians who are also part of the Allegiance, but not on the album:
Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D., The Damned Things)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax)
Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth, Act of Defiance)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
Kerry King (Slayer)
Phil Campbell (Motorhead)
Wolfgang Van Halen (Van Halen)
Mickey Dee (Motorhead)
Steve Vai

Musicians I would like to see in the Allegiance:
Terry Butler (ex-Death, Obituary, ex-Massacre, ex-Six Feet Under)
Shannon Hamm (ex-Death)
Richard Christy (ex-Death, ex-Iced Earth, Howard Stern Show)
Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome)
Mark "Barney" Greenway (Napalm Death)
David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel)
Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
Mille Petrozza (Kreator)
Denis "Snake" Bélanger (Voivod)
Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation)
Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal)
Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica, ex-Voivod, ex-Flotsam and Jetsam)
Steve Di Gorgio (ex-Death, Testament, Sadus)
Gene Hoglan (Testament, Dethklok, ex-Strapping Young Lad, Dark Angel, etc.)
Brendon Small (Dethklok)
John Tardy (Obituary)
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Hello, deviantArt!. The name's Derek, your average railroad enthusiast/metalhead from West Florida (as of 7/2/12 Kansas City) (And no way in hell am I a foamer!). I have been obsessed with trains since I was about 3 and it has grown from a hobby to working a for a life long career (that's right, working for my degree to become an locomotive engineer!). My obseesion with heavy metal began when I was about 15 and somedays just can't go five minutes without a screeching guitar solo blasting through my speakers.

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Il-Piccolo-Torero Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav man! have the rest of the day full of metal and awesomess
BrunoBlackened2112 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your :+fav: :D
mdizzle999872 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
wow. thanks for all the faves
metalheadrailfan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
You're welcome! When I have time I'll be sure to read the whole thing. 
mdizzle999872 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
okay, be sure to let me know what if you enjoyed it
HaYum1Ro Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the +fav it means a lot :'D
Emotional-Kale Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave! Don't be afraid to watch or check out my instagram or tumblr! :)

Have a wonderful week!
TheNastyW0rld Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
ty for the fave ;)
RuthaBear Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Thank you so  much for the Fave GIF Gravity Falls - Cute! 
metalheadrailfan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
You're welcome!! GIF Gravity Falls - Wowowowow 
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