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A straight-ahead hard rock album with elements of funk, industrial, 70s rock, and Rock n Roll!!!

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Biography

A lifetime of music is the best way to describe my life. . Once I graduated High School, I purchased my first guitar. The first few years I was self taught. I eventually had a great instructor ( Thank you Kenny) and set on the right path. As with all things in life, life got in the way and the guitar was set aside. The desire to play never left. After I was set in my career as a Surgeon, I found myself being drawn back to the guitar. I have had the opportunity to play in multiple cover and original bands in the Richmond, VA area. I have had the opportunity to open for nationally touring bands. I have been blessed to have a new guitar teacher (Thank you Tavis for kicking my butt). Now, I am living in Charlotte NC and after all of this time, I released my first solo album of material, The Bitter Pill, which was released on 2/14/2020. My second solo album, Race to the Finish was released 12/5/2021. Each album was a reflection of where I was at in my life at the time. Since then,  I have been hard at work on my third solo album. I have grown as a song writer and improved as a music engineer. My third album, Did I Offend You? has been produced and mixed by Tavis Stanley of Art of Dying fame. The first single from the album, Insomnia was released on 10/27/2023, the second single, Snowflake was released on 11/17/2023 and the entire album, will be released on 12/15/2023. I can't wait to share the album with you all and hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

New Singles From Did I Offend You?

Review from Rising Artists  :   https://risingartistsblog.com/2023/10/27/insomnia-by-matt-alter/ 


Artist Matt Alter’s new song “Insomnia” is trippy, nostalgic, and the ultimate addition to your next party. Its upbeat yet somewhat creepy instrumental, vocals and singable chorus make for a perfect track for the upcoming Halloween weekend. Fans of 80s rock will also love the old-school feel of this unique track. “Insomnia” is the first single off Matt’s upcoming album, “Did I Offend You?” set to be released on December 15th. Matt’s vocal range throughout the song is shown; during verses, his voice is low, eerie, and monster-like, whereas when the chorus arrives, his voice becomes much more elevated and amusing to listeners.

Although the track isn’t necessarily a Halloween song, it has a sentimental feeling reminiscent of old-school Halloween music, such as “Monster Mash” or “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo. This is because they all have an ideal mix of spooky and fun.

“Insomnia,” as the title suggests, is about not being able to fall asleep. Matt is a remarkable artist and a surgeon, so he has his fair share of sleepless nights. According to him, Insomnia is “…like an unwanted mistress that would visit nightly and climb into bed with me and my wife. An odd menas a trois.” Using this taboo topic many deal with, Matt created an exhilarating track about the never-ending restlessness. With this small idea, he executed an extraordinarily catchy and entertaining song.

Take a listen to “Insomnia” today, available on all major music streaming platforms! 

 

Review from The Ark of Music:  https://thearkofmusic.com/matt-alter-insomnia-single/

Matt Alter, a Brooklyn native currently residing in North Carolina, continues his output as a solo rock artist with new single “Insomnia” – a cut from his forthcoming album, Did I Offend You?, releasing just in time for Christmas (December 15th). Maintaining that slightly diabolical alternative rock sound, “Insomnia” is another display of Alter’s ever-evolving musical ambitions. So, does “Insomnia” maintain the level of quality found on previous releases like Bitter Pill and Race to the Finish? Let’s talk about it.

Wait. What’s it about?
 

According to Alter, this very first taste of Did I Offend You? “is about the nightly struggle with sleep. I always imagined ‘Insomnia’ as a person that would creep into bed and keep me awake at night.” So, the song strikes an immediate connection due to its relatable subject matter.
 

Now…the music:

It starts with a rolling, almost phasing snare, ominous, dirty guitar chords, and a higher, ‘80s-style synth chime bobbing above the song’s suitably filled midrange. And then, the first verse introduces us to Alter’s vocals: they’re diabolical. Haunting. The unrelenting, pestering growls of half-formed phantoms taking pleasure in stealing peace from the exhausted living.

With synth pulses accenting those propulsive drums, we hit the chorus; it’s a cleaner, higher, and perhaps more innocent vocal delivery of “Insomnia,” answered with a lyric in the previously mentioned growling and torturous tone. And above a dexterous, angry guitar riff, that ‘80s-style synth chime returns, but in this regard, it produces an unsettling eeriness.

This is certainly a darker track; something expressing the voice of both the tortured and torturer – the dialog occurring when one aspect of Alter’s personality simply wants rest, but another aspect – utterly devoid of compassion – considers it undeserved.

And after a tasteful guitar solo, we hit the final verse and repeating chorus, leading to a somewhat abrupt ending with one heck of an unresolved feeling; like skidding to a stop inches before diving off an emotional cliff.
 

But is it good?

When it comes from pain, from conflict, or something unresolved and always pecking, an artist’s truth can never be considered anything less than good. And if this truth rocks? Well, that only makes it better. With “Insomnia” now gathering acclaim in the wild, and with more music coming from a place of genuine unease, we can’t wait to hear the rest of Alter’s forthcoming release.

 

Review From https://www.edgarallanpoets.com/insomnia-is-matt-alters-single-out-now/

INSOMNIA IS MATT ALTER’S SINGLE OUT NOW

Good Day Noir Family,
Matt Alter’s single “Insomnia” presents a truly captivating mood. With a modern sound that carries dark and twilight vibes, it’s perfectly suited for this time of year.

Insomnia is Matt Alter’s Single Out Now

This song serves as an intriguing introduction to his upcoming album, “Did I Offend You?” set to be released on December 15th.

The theme of insomnia is one that nearly everyone can relate to, and Matt Alter’s interpretation of the concept is exceptional.

He humanizes insomnia in a way that makes it feel like a relentless presence, haunting and almost gleeful in its persistence to disrupt your sleep. The song’s lyrical content provides a relatable anchor to the overall experience.

Matt Alter’s vocal interpretation adds a theatrical element to the song, enhancing its emotional depth. His performance gives life to the character of insomnia and adds to the song’s haunting allure.

The catchy melody is likely to echo in the listener’s head for a long time, creating an indelible impression.

While “Insomnia” is a captivating and unique addition to Matt Alter’s body of work, it may be advisable not to let its melody haunt your thoughts when you’re trying to sleep 🙂

Insomnia is Matt Alter’s Single Out Now!


 

 

 

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Race to the Finish

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Race to the Finish. An album that I have written, recorded, Played the instruments, mixed, and mastered, is a reflection on my life over the past year and a half. I think many of you can relate to the songs and theme of the album. I hope you enjoy it. The greatest compliment you can pay is telling your friends to check it out! Thanks!!!

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This work is full of definitive passion, clear insight, and musical vibrancy. The journey that Matt Alter has been on since the release of his first album is extremely apparent in the second. Race to the Finish is a collection of complex stories and hard-hitting musicality, tied together by an explorative, unrestrained rock sound. Stream Race to the Finish for yourself on 12/3/21, or check out the single Work below.” - Ark of Music

The Ark of Music

Now Matt Alter is coming back from more with the upcoming release of his next album Race To The Finish due out on December 5th, 2021. This is truly a solo project as he wrote all the songs and played all the instruments on the 10 track record. To show he is not aiming for a standard album, Matt opens with the 12 minute title track “Race To The Finish.” A wide assortment of distorted sounds and dark lyrics paint a picture to build the album around. Progressive rock influences can be heard.” - Keith Pro

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The introspective alt rock single, “Call Me,” from North Carolina musician and surgeon Matt Alter has an almost impossible-to-ignore vibe. The track is Alter’s first single from his commendable debut album, The Bitter Pill.”

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