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31st July 2017

alter bridge

To coincide with the launch of digital pre-order for Alter Bridge's upcoming 'Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities' album, set for release on September 8th via Napalm Records, the band have released a video for the live version of 'The Other Side'.

The video is a montage of performance footage from Alter Bridge's 2017 appearance at Download Festival and from their sold-out show at the O2 Arena. The video contains rare backstage footage alongside live performance content and can be seen here:

'Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities' is a thirty-track collection and is now available via all digital retailers. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an immediate download of the live version of 'The Other Side'. The album captures one of the biggest moments of the band's career, when they played their monumental show at London's famous O2 Arena on November 24th 2016.

Alter Bridge also recently announced another career milestone. The band will play two nights at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London on October 2nd and 3rd, backed by The Parallax Orchestra - a fifty-two piece ensemble conducted by Simon Dobson. Both shows sold out in under seven minutes.

The three-disc album was announced last month and contains the double live recording showcasing a variety of fan-favourites including 'Show Me A Leader', 'Rise Today', the Tremonti sung 'Waters Rising', the acoustic-driven 'Watch Over You' and their mighty signature anthem 'Blackbird'.

In addition, the full-length 'Rarities' CD features the never-before released tracks 'Cruel Sun' and 'Solace' that were recorded during the 'One Day Remains' sessions. In addition, fans can order the limited deluxe version which also includes an exclusive Alter Bridge documentary featuring interviews with the band, their crew, and family, giving the fans an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at London's O2 Arena' Check out the trailer here:

The full list of UK/IRE dates is as follows:
Monday 2nd October: London, Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday 3rd October: London, Royal Albert Hall
Thursday 5th October: Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Saturday 7th October: Dublin Olympia
Sunday 8th October: Belfast Ulster Hall

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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