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Metalingus.de recently conducted an interview with Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE in Berlin, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.

ALTER BRIDGE‘s long-awaited 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.

Regarding the overall sound of the new album, Kennedy told the “Classic Rock Magazine Show”: “A lot of the material initially was very intense, so the lyric to go along with that and keep it congruent touches on subject matter like betrayal quite often. That wasn’t so much an emotion I was feeling, but I was seeing it with people around me in my life, things that were happened to people, so I essentially chose to write about that.”

Kennedy also revealed that ALTER BRIDGE took some risks on “Fortress” and experimented with the arrangements of the songs a lot more than they had in the past.

“During the process of taking chances, it’s very risky because when you fall, you fall hard,” he explained. “I think some of it was luck on this record. We allowed ourselves a very short window of time to arrange the record. As writers, we’d been stockpiling ideas for the better part of a year, but as far as the way we arranged the songs and the twists and turns we took, we weren’t really sure how that was going to turn out. Fortunately, we feel like we landed on our feet.”

He added in an another interview: “‘Fortress’ is a musical snapshot of a specific period of time. We didn’t allow ourselves the luxury of over-thinking and over-analyzing. That is what makes this record so special to me. When I listen to these songs, everything sounds fresh and unencumbered by the sound of beating arrangements into the ground. There is spontaneity.

“We try to push ourselves musically with each record, but we opted to veer further from some of the standard approaches we’d used for writing and arranging songs in the past. That said, we still tried to maintain the ALTER BRIDGE sound.”

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Hungarian female fronted, symphonic metal band Sorronia (formerly Thristana) has signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of debut album “Words Of Silence.” First conceived in 2011 by vocalist Anna Király and keyboardist István Biró, Sorronia released a promotional video for the song “Enemy Of Yourself” in January 2013. Bakerteam Records also comments: “The band combines a wide range of influences which resulted in a striking symphonic album made of grandiose melodies and hard rockin’ riffs, neo-classical solos and Gothic elements, with unique twists and plenty of groove.

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On August 25, “Forrest On V100” conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

MEGADETH has just completed a headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 61,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

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The members of MEGADETH were interviewed earlier in the month by Fuse TV at the studios of SiriusXM satellite radio in New York City. You can now watch the chat below.

MEGADETH has just completed headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 61,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

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The members of MEGADETH were interviewed earlier in the month by Fuse TV at the studios of SiriusXM satellite radio in New York City. You can now watch the chat below.

MEGADETH has just completed headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 61,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

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The members of MEGADETH were interviewed earlier in the month on the Liquid Metal channel on SiriusXM satellite radio. You can now watch video footage of their appearance below.

MEGADETH has just completed headlining run at this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s installment of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 61,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

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Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH recently took a few minutes to show LoudGuitars.com his jam-room gear on this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Mustaine. Check out the clip below.

In addition to MEGADETH, this year’s edition of Gigantour featured BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 61,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

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Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH‘s August 10 performance at the Heavy MTL festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below.

MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Super Collider”, has sold 61,000 copies in the United States since its June 4 release. The CD arrived in stores via Mustaine‘s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). It marks MEGADETH‘s first release since the band’s split with Roadrunner Records.

MEGADETH filmed a video for the “Super Collider” title track on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”

“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” Mustaine told Guitar World magazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me, ‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”

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New York City rockers THE COMPULSIONS continue to hole up in the studio as they record the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed album “Beat The Devil”. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD include “Hellbound Babies”, “Silly Li’l Woman” and “House Of Rock”, the latter of which was inspired by shuttered New York nightclub Don Hill’s.

Comments THE COMPULSIONS frontman Rob Carlyle: “Like our other records, there’ll be plenty of dirty rock ‘n’ roll on this new one plus a few musical twists and turns to keep you guessing. You’ll hear all kinds of influences: funk, punk, blues, rockabilly and this time around, there’s even a little Indian flavor on there.”

In addition to Carlyle, THE COMPULSIONS feature Richard Fortus on guitar and Frank Ferrer on drums, both from GUNS N’ ROSES, as well as Sami Yaffa of HANOI ROCKS and NEW YORK DOLLS fame on bass.

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After being a member of many different bands such as Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual, Phil Anselmo just released his first solo album. Walk Through Exits Only is an intense and aggressive effort with a lot of twists and turns. I spoke with the legendary frontman about the writing of the album, how he put together the album’s band The Illegals, the upcoming Housecore Horror and Music Festival he’s putting on in Texas, the progress on his autobiography and take on Rex Brown’s book and other topics.

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