ALTER BRIDGE Releases 'Words Darker Than Their Wings' Performance Clip From 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall'
August 3, 2018
Coming on the heels of the announcement of ALTER BRIDGE's career-defining set "Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring The Parallax Orchestra", the band has released another video from the live performance. The latest track, "Words Darker Than Their Wings", is a song from the group's 2010 "ABIII" album that, until those two shows in October 2017, had never been previously performed live. The longtime crowd favorite showcases the first time that Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti share lead vocal duties, something that would be repeated on "Waters Rising" from the "Fortress" release.
"'Words Darker Than Their Wings' was a song that we never played before ever and it's been one of our favorites, especially me and Scott Phillips," said Tremonti. "That's been one of our top three ALTER BRIDGE songs since we wrote it, and it's just one of those songs that we have been trying and trying and trying to play live, and Myles is always kind of pushing back about it. And finally, you know, with this orchestra, [Myles] said, 'This is the perfect time to do it.' We did and it was the biggest reaction of both nights."
After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, there aren't many items left on a band's bucket list. For ALTER BRIDGE, one of the remaining list items was crossed off in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Those career-defining shows were captured and combined in the upcoming Napalm Records worldwide release "Live At The Royal Albert Hall" on September 7.
"Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring The Parallax Orchestra" is a 21-song collection that features some of ALTER BRIDGE's biggest hits, fan favorites and even a couple of rarities including "Words Darker Than Their Wings" — a song the band had never played live previously. Songs like "Before Tomorrow Comes", "Ghost Of Days Gone By", "The Last Hero" and "Broken Wings" all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing alongside the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-ray, DVD, CD and vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organization that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with.
The track listing for "Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring The Parallax Orchestra" is:
01. Slip To The Void 02. Addicted To Pain 03. Before Tomorrow Comes 04. The Writing On The Wall 05. Cry Of Achilles 06. In Loving Memory 07. Fortress 08. Ties That Bind 09. The Other Side 10. Brand New Start 11. Ghost Of Days Gone By 12. The Last Hero 13. The End Is Here 14. Words Darker Than Their Wings 15. Waters Rising 16. Lover 17. Wonderful Life/Watch Over You 18. This Side Of Fate 19. Broken Wings 20. Blackbird 21. Open Your Eyes
ALTER BRIDGE is:
Myles Kennedy - vocals/guitars Mark Tremonti - guitars/vocals Brian Marshall - bass Scott Phillips - drums