Now that Alter Bridge have gotten the first victory under their belt for “My Champion,” they don’t seem eager to relinquish the title of Cage Match champ. The song just bested Volbeat’s “Black Rose” and will now take on a new opponent. Can the uplifting rocker keep the momentum going?

Their opponent this week is a band who has also been known to move people with the power of music. Rise Against address the rising uncertainty in today’s world in the affecting new rocker “The Violence,” asking if we’re all destined for a violent fate. The song is the first single off their upcoming album Wolves.

Here’s your chance to have a say. Listen to both Alter Bridge’s “My Champion” and Rise Against’s “The Violence” in the players provided below. Then let us know which song you’d like to see advance to the next Loudwire Cage Match by voting in the poll provided.

(This Cage Match will run through May 29 at 2PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!)

Alter Bridge, “My Champion”

Rise Against, “The Violence”

Rules of Cage Match:
Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight Cage Matches, it is retired to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

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