Official "The Last Hero" Thread (pre-release discussion)

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Official "The Last Hero" Thread (pre-release discussion)

Postby AB23 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:04 pm

Confirmed at a Q&A. Discuss...


last hero=last album?
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:08 pm

Doubt it.

They say so often how much music means to them in their lives that I'm pretty sure they'll continue to do Alter Bridge for many years to come.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby AB23 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:09 pm

I had a feeling that'd get a rise out of Shea
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby anguyen92 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:10 pm

Well, that's certainly a fitting name, because I feel like this album is probably their last chance to gain any traction in terms of attaining new fans that has never heard of AB before.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Dolo » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:11 pm

Show Me a Lig-- is the opening track?

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby AB23 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:11 pm

Show me a Liger

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:12 pm

Show Me A Leader
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Timotheus » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:13 pm

Quote from Myles about the title:
One of the reasons we went with that title was that a lot of the themes on The Last Hero evolve around the hero concept and the need for heroes in our society and bleeders and what we do to our leaders and heroes or role models and how we tend to build them up, tear them down. Also, there's a song, actually one of Brian favorite songs, that pays tribute to heroes, whether it's someone who serves the country, serve the community. So yea, that theme runs throughout quite a bit of the record and that's why we thought that title would bring it together.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby anguyen92 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:13 pm

AB23 wrote:Show me a Liger


This guy can certainly be a last hero.

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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:18 pm

Even if there's going to be a listening party in a few hours with lots of more information about the album to follow after reviews and such; Here's what I gathered from that small Q&A

-"Show Me A Leader" song title
-"This Side of Fate" song title
- Two 6.5 minute songs, the rest are above 4 mins minimum with more 5 min songs than usual
- 3 new tunings used on the record
- 7 string guitar
- acoustic guitars in the mix but not as prominent or singled out.
- No Mark lead vocals, lots of harmonies though
- October 6th/7th release date
-"Cradle To The Grave" song title (5+mins) - Thanks psycosquirrel789
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby psycosquirrel789 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:19 pm

Mark also said Cradle To The Grave is a song title and is 5+ minutes.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby anguyen92 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:19 pm

October 7th is on a Friday, so that's going to be a most likely release date.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Timotheus » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:22 pm

psycosquirrel789 wrote:Mark also said Cradle To The Grave is a song title and is 5+ minutes.

Nice! Missed that. Heard it the second time. So we know three titles for sure already. Only the fate/faith one remains unsure...
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Ubik » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:23 pm

Definitely sounded like This Side of Fate to me.

So much news! And the party's not even started yet. Or has it? I don't know. Bring me more news.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby One Drew Remains » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:27 pm

Awesome. I'll be in Tulsa on the first day of the tour then (probably).
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby Timotheus » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:28 pm

Yea, ok. It's This Side of Fate. I hear it now.

So we have Show Me A Leader, Cradle To The Grave, The Last Hero and This Side of Fate.

Let's put money on which one Myles won't be able to deny something :D
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby AB23 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:28 pm

This side of fate sounds kewl
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby AHart96 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:29 pm

Timotheus wrote:Yea, ok. It's This Side of Fate. I hear it now.

So we have Show Me A Leader, Cradle To The Grave, The Last Hero and This Side of Fate.

Let's put money on which one Myles won't be able to deny something :D

Why not all of them? :lol
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby One Drew Remains » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:29 pm

I sent them a question of weather or not there with be tradeoff solos like in CoA or FttS. But I didn't get in there until the last two questions, so we won't know until the listening party.

We should feel special, we know more than the LP people for a few minutes.
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Re: ABV named "The Last Hero"

Postby psycosquirrel789 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:31 pm

^ HAHAHA That makes me feel a little better about not being there right now.
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