On Friday, METAL ALLEGIANCE released their newest EP, entitled Fallen Heroes, which pays homage to the 3 legends – Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey – who impacted not just their lives but the world as well.
To celebrate the band’s new EP, they released the fourth video trailer which features Mark Osegueda talking about his cover of “Suffragette City” by David Bowie. Check it out on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:
Mark Osegueda comments about David Bowie: “He transcended so many more things then just the word musician. He was a true original and made people feel as if they were apart of something. He made you feel comfortable within your own skin about being different and apart from the masses.”
If you missed any of the previous trailers, please see below:
Trailer 1 – Alex Skolnick discusses the loss of the 3 legends as well as how the songs were chosen:
Trailer 2 – Alissa White-Gluz chats about her vocal cover of “Life In The Fast Lane” by The Eagles
Trailer 3 – Mark Menghi talks about how the EP came into fruition
Below is the track list for Fallen Heroes:
1. Iron Fist featuring Troy Sanders
2. Suffragette City featuring Mark Osegueda
3. Life In The Fast Lane featuring Alissa White-Gluz
– Guitar: Alex Skolnick
– Bass: Mark Menghi
– Drums: Mike Portnoy
Order the EP via iTunes now: http://nblast.de/MAiTunes
Recorded at Conclave Studios in New York City, Fallen Heroes was produced by Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy,and Alex Skolnick. The album was mixed by Jay Ruston in Los Angeles, CA and mastered at Sterling Soundin New York City by Ted Jensen. The initial sketch of the artwork was created by Mark Menghi and Stephen Thompson (Anthrax) and was later finalized by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer).
METAL ALLEGIANCE took the news of Lemmy’s passing very hard as the bands very first gig was onMotörhead’s first Motörboat cruise. It was on that boat where the idea to write a record together and carry the MA flag as a brand/band rather than a sporadic, special event. The band comment, “all of us in MA are humbly grateful for the opportunity that team Motörhead gave us“.
In late 2015, the band scheduled a West Coast string of intimate club dates with a stop as the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go. The year concluded with the band heartbroken saying goodbye to their beloved friend. They later found out that his funeral and memorial services would be held the day of their performance. The band was asked by their tour agent who is also Motörhead‘s agent, Lemmy‘s management, close friends of his, and the owner of the Rainbow & Whisky to incorporate a tribute which of course, they obliged. The day of their performance, Sunset Blvd. was shut down and their bus was parked on a street filled with tears, madness, partiers and a sea of mourning metal heads. They said goodbye to their friend that evening with help fromMotörhead drummer Mikkey Dee amongst a ton of other special guests.
The next day they played their final show at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Mid-set they were informed that David Bowie had passed. Mark Menghi comments, “I remember coming off stage to trade bass duties with David Ellefson (we would rotate songs) and he stopped me, looked me and Osegueda in the eyes and said ‘Dude, Bowie just passed away.’ Literally in mid-set we got that news. I looked at Mark and he was in tears. Not even a minute later, he was on stage telling the Bay area crowd of the news he just learned. I turned to the side and looked over at Mike Portnoy and he just had his head down with his hands over his head trying to comprehend what Mark was saying. The next few songs was our Lemmy tribute and tears rolled off all of our eyes while paying tribute to one while learning of the passing of another.”