ALTER BRIDGE To Begin Recording Seventh Studio Album Next Week
April 7, 2022
ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti has confirmed to Rock Titan that he and his bandmates have reconvened to record a new album. "I just got off [tour] with [my solo band] TREMONTI about… last week, maybe," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I hit the ground running. I had half a day off and went into the studio with ALTER BRIDGE. We're doing pre-production right now. Drum tracking will probably start in about four days. And then I hit the road [again], head to Europe on May 27th through July 3rd. And then we'll kind of see what happens between the window of that and our ALTER BRIDGE tour that kicks back off in November."
In March 2021, ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles Kennedy, who also sings for Slash's solo band, told the "Lipps Service With Scott Lipps" podcast that ALTER BRIDGE hadn't yet started working on material for the follow-up to 2019's "Walk The Sky" album. "I think everybody's kind of hunkered down in their own solo project," he said. "I know Mark Tremonti is in that world right now. Obviously, I've got [my second solo album coming out]. So I would say we'll start thinking about that more towards the end of the year, early next year. Speaking for myself as a writer, I need to refill the creative well. Having done the ALTER BRIDGE record, and then the second solo record, I need to get those creative juices built back up again."
ALTER BRIDGE released a seven-song EP, "Walk The Sky 2.0", in November 2020 via Napalm Records. The effort contained live versions of a few of the band's favorites from "Walk The Sky" — "Wouldn't You Rather", "Pay No Mind", "Native Son", "Godspeed", "In The Deep" and "Dying Light" — as well as one new studio track, "Last Rites", which was written, recorded and completed entirely during the COVID-19 lockdown.
"Walk The Sky" came out in October 2019 via Napalm Records.
Tremonti issued the fifth album from his solo band TREMONTI, titled "Marching In Time", in September via Napalm Records.
Myles released his sophomore solo album, "The Ides Of March", last May via Napalm Records.
Tremonti recently partnered with National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to release an album of Frank Sinatra covers titled "Tremonti Sings Sinatra". The LP of selections from Frank Sinatra's catalog will be made available as part of a new charity initiative created by Tremonti called Take A Chance For Charity. Proceeds from the album — scheduled for release on May 27 — will go to support NDSS and the work they do to advocate for and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
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