Metal Allegiance -- the supergroup of Alex Skolnick (Testament), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (Dream Thaeter) and Mark Menghi who do a lot of covers but also have originals -- are planning to release a new album this year and they've also announced a NYC show with Venom Inc, the version of the legendary Venom with Mantas and Abaddon (but no Cronos). The show happens September 6 at Gramercy Theatre and tickets are on presale now (password = PLAYLIST). It's the only show announced for Metal Allegiance, and the only US show announced for Venom Inc besides Psycho Las Vegas. Perhaps more dates are TBA.

Watch Metal Allegiance cover Slayer in California earlier this year, alongside a Venom Inc video, below.