Loudwire – Alex Skolnick Of Testament And Metal Allegiance

Testament’s Alex Skolnick was recently interviewed by Jackie Kajzer for her Full Metal Jackie show. Among the topics discussed are Metal Allegiance debut album, Testament, and a bunch more.

Here is an excerpt:

Alex Skolnick was a recent guest on Full Metal Jackie’s weekend radio show. In the interview, the Testament guitarist talks all about the all-star project Metal Allegiance’s new album, recording with Mike Portnoy, David Ellefson and many other artists + the future of the project. Check out the interview below:

What is most important about the camaraderie about Metal Allegiance to the metal genre as a whole?

Well it’s something that came together very naturally. It’s something that all the musicians involved participated as fans and the four of us who wrote this record, myself, David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy and Mark Menghi. We got together and we wanted to create the album that we want to come out. And that we think a lot of fans want to come out. It’s not tied into any one band. You know bands establish a certain sound and especially bands that have been around for ten or more years, like most of us have. You have periods, you have this period with the band, and you have that period with the band. We wanted to do an album that is fresh. There’s no definition, it’s not tied to any expectations and it taps into the album that we want to come out as bands, the album that we think a lot of fans want to come out. And then, inviting a couple of dozen of our closest friends to help sing and do some guest musical parts on it. They all felt the same way. So it’s really, I think that the spirit is reflected in the music.

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