Metal Allegiance Posts “Pledge Of Allegiance” Live Video

Metal Allegiance recently gathered at the City National Grove of Anaheim for an unforgettable tribute to our fallen heroes.

Hosted by Jackson, Charvel & EVH as well as sponsored by Loudwire, Monster Energy and Musician’s Institute, the night was filled with many special performances as well as an appearance and early birthday celebration for Ray Burton.

Today, the band releases an exclusive 360 video of the opening song of the night, “Pledge Of Allegiance.” This night marked the first time in a year that the core four, David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, and Mike Portnoy have played together.

They shared the stage with Mikkey Dee, Vinny Appice, Richie Faulkner, Mike Inez, Eddie Hermida, Arejay Hale, Carla Havey, Chris Jericho, Mark Osegueda, Phil Demmel, Gary Holt, Charlie Benante, Chuck Billy, and Billy Sheehan.

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Judas Priest Posts New Song Online, Reveals Album Title And Artwork

Iconic British heavy metal band, Judas Priest has posted the title track from their forthcoming new studio album, “Redeemer of Souls” online. You can check it out below. The band has also revealed the artwork for the album, which can also be seen at the bottom of the page. A release date for the record has not yet been confirmed, but it will likely be out by September time. This will also be the first Judas Priest album to feature guitarist, Richie Faulkner, who replaced founding member KK Downing in 2011.

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Judas Priest Rumored to Perform on Tonight’s American Idol

Judas Priest is rumored to play the season 10 finale of “American Idol” tonight (May 25, 2011) at 8 PM EST on Fox.

Eliminated contestant James Durbin previously performed a cover of the Judas Priest track “You Got Another Thing Coming” on the March 1 edition of “Idol.” Aerosmith singer and “American Idol” judge, Steven Tyler stated this was the first time a contestant performed a Priest cover.

In other Judas Priest news, the members of Judas Priest participated in a press conference yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, May 24) in Los Angeles. The group, which includes newest addition Richie Faulkner (Lauren Harris, Dirty Deeds), answered questions concerning their forthcoming “Epitaph” U.S. tour, as well as formally introducing Faulkner.

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