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Re: Welcome to TheAlterBridgeNation.com - Introduce yourself!

Postby gbruin » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:52 pm

Well it's about time!

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Welcome back!
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Re: Welcome to TheAlterBridgeNation.com - Introduce yourself!

Postby AnybodyListening.net » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:04 pm

Hey people. I joined the forum a couple years back, but didn't really post much (I tend to lurk). But in the excitement of pre-ordering the Royal Albert Hall release, I figured why not.

So here are some details on my "fandom" of AB:

Discovered them through a friend in 2004, right as ODR was released. A buddy sent me an mp3 of Metalingus, and I was immediately hooked and bought the album. AB didn't come through my neck of the woods on the ODR tour, which sucked. But I've seen them five times (all headline appearances):

Blackbird - 1x (Spokane)
AB III - 2x (Seattle, San Francisco)
Fortress - 1x (San Francisco)
TLH - 1x (Spokane)

Some of my favorite tracks:

ODR - The End is Here, Metalingus, ODR, In Loving Memory (for the same exact reason Mark wrote it)
Blackbird - Blackbird, Ties That Bind, Wayward One
AB III - Words Darker Than Their Wings, Show Me a Sign, Slip to the Void
Fortress - Cry of Achilles, Fortress, Calm the Fire
TLH - Cradle to the Grave, Show Me a Leader, My Champion

Favorite bands of all-time: Queensryche (the original lineup), Fates Warning (Alder-era), Alter Bridge. Many more, but those are the top-three for sure.

Anyway, I mostly lurk, but I'm around. Really looking forward to the new live album, and eventually, a new AB studio record.

:cheers

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Re: Welcome to TheAlterBridgeNation.com - Introduce yourself!

Postby gbruin » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:38 am

AnybodyListening.net wrote:Hey people. I joined the forum a couple years back, but didn't really post much (I tend to lurk). But in the excitement of pre-ordering the Royal Albert Hall release, I figured why not.

So here are some details on my "fandom" of AB:

Discovered them through a friend in 2004, right as ODR was released. A buddy sent me an mp3 of Metalingus, and I was immediately hooked and bought the album. AB didn't come through my neck of the woods on the ODR tour, which sucked. But I've seen them five times (all headline appearances):

Blackbird - 1x (Spokane)
AB III - 2x (Seattle, San Francisco)
Fortress - 1x (San Francisco)
TLH - 1x (Spokane)

Some of my favorite tracks:

ODR - The End is Here, Metalingus, ODR, In Loving Memory (for the same exact reason Mark wrote it)
Blackbird - Blackbird, Ties That Bind, Wayward One
AB III - Words Darker Than Their Wings, Show Me a Sign, Slip to the Void
Fortress - Cry of Achilles, Fortress, Calm the Fire
TLH - Cradle to the Grave, Show Me a Leader, My Champion

Favorite bands of all-time: Queensryche (the original lineup), Fates Warning (Alder-era), Alter Bridge. Many more, but those are the top-three for sure.

Anyway, I mostly lurk, but I'm around. Really looking forward to the new live album, and eventually, a new AB studio record.

:cheers


Yes, a fellow Rycher! Welcome! QR doesn't get enough love around here, which has always been a bit surprising to me since I feel there are a lot of similarities between the two bands. I've been a massive fan from the start (which shows my age - meh) and had the EP on vinyl even before The Warning was released. Operation: Mindcrime might be the greatest album of all time, and Take Hold Of The Flame is still one of my top 5 songs ever. That original lineup with DeGarmo and a young Geoff was incredible, but I love that Todd can keep their original sound alive and that the band is still making new music. Really looking forward to their next one.

Great to see you here! :rockon :cheers
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Re: Welcome to TheAlterBridgeNation.com - Introduce yourself!

Postby AnybodyListening.net » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:37 am

gbruin wrote:
Yes, a fellow Rycher! Welcome! QR doesn't get enough love around here, which has always been a bit surprising to me since I feel there are a lot of similarities between the two bands. I've been a massive fan from the start (which shows my age - meh) and had the EP on vinyl even before The Warning was released. Operation: Mindcrime might be the greatest album of all time, and Take Hold Of The Flame is still one of my top 5 songs ever. That original lineup with DeGarmo and a young Geoff was incredible, but I love that Todd can keep their original sound alive and that the band is still making new music. Really looking forward to their next one.

Great to see you here! :rockon :cheers


Thanks for the welcome. Yes, there are, to my ears, many similarities between the original QR and AB. Myles is essentially Tate/DeGarmo, whereas Mark is Wilton. Great balance of hard rock/metal, some prog and moody moments. Good stuff. If you're a diehard of QR's original lineup like I am, take a peek at my site when you have time. Hopefully it'll be something you'll enjoy reading.

See ya on the boards!


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