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ALTER BRIDGE‘s fourth album, “Fortress”, is available for streaming in its entirety in the YouTube clip below. Due on October 8 via EMI Label Services, the CD was helmed by longtime ALTER BRIDGE producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with FALLING IN REVERSE, STORY OF THE YEAR and INCUBUS, to name a few.

“Fortress” track listing:

01. Cry Of Achilles
02. Addicted To Pain
03. Bleed It Dry
04. Lover
05. The Uninvited
06. Peace Is Broken
07. Calm The Fire
08. Waters Rising
09. Farther Than The Sun
10. Cry A River
11. All Ends Well
12. Fortress

In a recent interview with Kill Your Stereo, ALTER BRIDGE bassist Brian Marshall stated about “Fortress”: “I think it’s definitely a little bit more cerebral. I think every record we try to kind of better ourselves, and I think this record definitely shows that we’ve progressed, and the arrangements of the songs, we didn’t think about too much, rather just letting them evolve. In the end, I think it shows all of that as well. We would just try things out all the time, and eventually, some of the songs would get pretty lengthy and well, we didn’t care. We’ve got a couple of 6-7 minute songs on the record, and our fans like that, and we like it too. We like those journeys that we can take with a piece of music when we can really hit it hard and that’s just something ALTER BRIDGE has become accustomed with and it’s just kind of where we’ve gone. Consistently we’ve just kind of been pushing ourselves. The songs on the record are a bit more up-tempo as well. I think this is our epic. It’s our hardest rock record to date.”

Asked if there was any particular sound ALTER BRIDGE was going for when writing and recording “Fortress”, Marshall said: “There was no real pretense of how we wanted it to sound. We just got in there on several different occasions while Myles [Kennedy, vocals] was out with Slash. He would fly into Orlando when he could, and we would have set up at Mark‘s [Tremonti, guitar] house, and we had three different writing sessions, all of which were about a week a piece, and we just went with it and sort of pieced it together. There was no pretense, we just went with a lot of our different ideas for different parts. We just got in together and kinda went through the process. It was more or less the same as we always do it. The songs are just an evolution of where we are and that’s just how it is, really.”

Marshall also elaborated on the songwriting process for “Fortress”, telling Kill Your Stereo: “I think, like, Mark did a solo project, and he put forward some more up-tempo stuff, because I think when he was writing his own record he had a lot of material that he was writing for that in particular that was put aside and either not shown or not recorded, and I think there was some very heavy stuff. I think that kind of filtered its way into ALTER BRIDGE. Some of it was a bit over the top, but it was like, he would just bounce some of those ideas off of us, and then we would kind of try them together. We just tried to walk away from each writing process with a sense of satisfaction in the songs, even if it’s just a work in progress. So it was really just a lot of ideas that hadn’t seen the light of day yet. All of us have a lot of different influences. Like Myles has got his whole Jazz and blues influences. The combination of all of our influences kind of comes together and that’s how we get the ALTER BRIDGE sound.”

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60minuten.net recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH singer Myles Kennedy in Berlin, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.

ALTER BRIDGE‘s fourth album, “Fortress”, will be released on October 8 via EMI Label Services. The CD was helmed by longtime ALTER BRIDGE producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with FALLING IN REVERSE, STORY OF THE YEAR and INCUBUS, to name a few.

In a recent interview with Kill Your Stereo, ALTER BRIDGE bassist Brian Marshall stated about “Fortress”: “I think it’s definitely a little bit more cerebral. I think every record we try to kind of better ourselves, and I think this record definitely shows that we’ve progressed, and the arrangements of the songs, we didn’t think about too much, rather just letting them evolve. In the end, I think it shows all of that as well. We would just try things out all the time, and eventually, some of the songs would get pretty lengthy and well, we didn’t care. We’ve got a couple of 6-7 minute songs on the record, and our fans like that, and we like it too. We like those journeys that we can take with a piece of music when we can really hit it hard and that’s just something ALTER BRIDGE has become accustomed with and it’s just kind of where we’ve gone. Consistently we’ve just kind of been pushing ourselves. The songs on the record are a bit more up-tempo as well. I think this is our epic. It’s our hardest rock record to date.”

Asked if there was any particular sound ALTER BRIDGE was going for when writing and recording “Fortress”, Marshall said: “There was no real pretense of how we wanted it to sound. We just got in there on several different occasions while Myles was out with Slash. He would fly into Orlando when he could, and we would have set up at Mark‘s [Tremonti, guitar] house, and we had three different writing sessions, all of which were about a week a piece, and we just went with it and sort of pieced it together. There was no pretense, we just went with a lot of our different ideas for different parts. We just got in together and kinda went through the process. It was more or less the same as we always do it. The songs are just an evolution of where we are and that’s just how it is, really.”

Marshall also elaborated on the songwriting process for “Fortress”, telling Kill Your Stereo: “I think, like, Mark did a solo project, and he put forward some more up-tempo stuff, because I think when he was writing his own record he had a lot of material that he was writing for that in particular that was put aside and either not shown or not recorded, and I think there was some very heavy stuff. I think that kind of filtered its way into ALTER BRIDGE. Some of it was a bit over the top, but it was like, he would just bounce some of those ideas off of us, and then we would kind of try them together. We just tried to walk away from each writing process with a sense of satisfaction in the songs, even if it’s just a work in progress. So it was really just a lot of ideas that hadn’t seen the light of day yet. All of us have a lot of different influences. Like Myles has got his whole Jazz and blues influences. The combination of all of our influences kind of comes together and that’s how we get the ALTER BRIDGE sound.”

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The Iron Man might be rocking all over the world, but he’s having to fly back to the UK for on-going treatment.

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In 2012, one of the greatest Brazilian heavy metal bands rejoined forces with its original lead singer after 22 years. VIPER reunited with vocalist André Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN) in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the group’s album “Soldiers Of Sunrise”. For the first time ever, VIPER played its first two LPs, “Soldiers Of Sunrise” and “Theater Of Fate”, in their entirety during a short run of dates in Brazil.

VIPER‘s July 2012 concert in São Paulo was professionally filmed and will be released on DVD. Entitled “Live in São Paulo”, the set is currently being edited and finalized by DOGS CAN FLY producer Maurice Cersosimo.

In other news, “Soldiers Of Sunrise” and “Theater Of Fate” will be made available in deluxe remastered editions.

In addition to Matos, VIPER‘s 2012 lineup included Pit Passarell (bass, vocals), Felipe Machado (guitar) and Guilherme Martin (drums). Hugo Mariutti replaced Yves Passarell during the trek.

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Stray From the Path hit up the politics on their new single "False Flag," and it's pretty interesting to say the least. Before you accuse me of not liking this because it's punk or whatever, just don't. Stop. "False Flag" is one of those songs where you're all like, "hell yeah, this is going to …

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West of Hell has released its latest “Fly On The Wall” vlog through KNAC.com . Check it out below. This week, West of Hell buys some special road pies (delicious) and demonstrates the sheer amount of butt sweat that drummer Andrew generates while sitting on his drum stool

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KNAC.COM has posted a brand new “Fly On The Wall” vlog from Vancouver, BC’s West of Hell.

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Trent’s Back, BayBay!

Nine Inch Nails have announced an intimate pre-Reading date at the London Scala on Tuesday August 20! Holy fuck!

Needless to say, tickets will fly, so get involved as soon as is humanly possible, which is 5pm this Friday (August 9) from tour.nin.com

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Today, KNAC.com posts a brand new “Fly On The Wall” vlog from Vancouver, BC’s West of Hell. Check out the second part of “Give Me A Break!” in the player below

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A whole host of space cowboys, gangsters of love and legendary music icons from around the globe gather together to pay special tribute to classic rock legends the STEVE MILLER BAND! Now available on Purple Pyramid Records, “Fly Like An Eagle” features performances by members of YES, ASIA, XTC, DREAM THEATER, SURVIVOR, THE TUBES, CURVED AIR, DEEP PURPLE, GONG, NEKTAR and others! With exciting rend

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