By: Gary Graff
Todd Kerns, the bassist in Slash's Conspirators has posted a blog entry about the group's new album, promising that the material is "more serious and more fun at the same time."
The group -- led by the former Guns N' Roses guitarist and fronted by Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy -- has convened in Los Angeles with producer MIchael "Elvis" Baskette to record its third album, the follow-up to 2012's "Apocalyptic Love."
In his blog, Kerns writes that, "So here we are. Like prize fighters training and training for the fight of our lives. Now the big fight is upon us. We are lean. We are mean and we are, most assuredly, fighting machines. I have to admit that, conceptually, I felt 'Apocalyptic Love' would be a tough act to follow. Not only do I feel the material surpasses it, I think we're ten times the band we were when it was recorded....The songs are sleazier, tougher and more dangerous. Exactly where I feel most comfortable. We are all very excited to unleash the monster upon you as soon as we can."
Kerns estimates that Slash and company will take "a few months" making the album. No release date has been set, though fall has frequently been mentioned. Kennedy, meanwhile, is splitting time between the studio and Alter Bridge live dates, which resume January 23 in Spokane, Washington, with upcoming shows in San Francisco and Japan a swell as the Australia's Soundwave Festival tour that begins February 22 in Brisbane.
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