venerdì 1 marzo 2013
Alter Bridge fourth album News
Mark Tremonti is spending plenty of time on the road these days with his own band and promoting his first-ever solo album, "All I Was." But his mind is also on Alter Bridge, which started work on its fourth studio album last month.
The guitarist tells Billboard the quartet has "about five songs outlined" for the set so far, and he reports that "all of them are kind of real high-energy, just real fun rock/metal. We want to not be predictable; we want to make it a little surprising, and we're having fun with it."
Tremonti says Alter Bridge plans to return to the studio during late April "and record throughout the summer," with the band planning to hit the road in September.
He might also line up some Tremonti shows during that time, however, while frontman Myles Kennedy plays dates with Slash. "It's always good when you're recording a record to go take a break and come back," Tremonti says. "That way you can make sure it's still exciting and fresh to you."
Tremonti, meanwhile, is happy with the reception he's getting for "All I Was" and his solo band, which now includes Wolfgang Van Halen on bass, replacing Tremonti's Creed/Alter Bridge mate Brian Marshall, who had to drop out for personal reasons.
"I feel like it's really gotten some traction now," he says. "I think doubling back, doing a few tours on it now, the crowds are growing. People are becoming more familiar with the songs. It's exciting to see things spreading." Tremonti, he adds, "is a completely different feel. Each band, to me, feels like a new band and a new challenge. It's definitely keeping me on my toes, especially having to keep recreating new sounds for each band."