A 30-second video clip in which Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti introduces his solo band — comprised of Eric Friedman on guitar, Brian Marshall [Creed, Alter Bridge]on bass, and Garrett Whitlock on drums — can be seen below.
Tremonti‘s debut solo album, All I Was, is tentatively due late spring/early summer.
Tremonti handles all lead vocals on the CD, with additional contributions from Eric Friedman [backing vocals, guitar, bass] and Garrett Whitlock [drums].
Tremonti recently said that his upcoming solo album will be heavier than both Creed and Alter Bridge — and contain even more lead guitar solos than he does with either group. Speaking with ARTISTdirect,Tremonti explained, “It’s a dynamic record. It’s probably heavier than either Creed or Alter Bridge, but it’s still melody-driven. Most of the stuff is more up-tempo and heavy-riffing though. I had to write eleven solos for this record so it took me a long time. There’s lots of soloing.”
With regards to his vocal performance on the CD, Tremonti told IHeartGuitarBlog.com, “It’s the first time I’ve ever sang on a record, so it was a good challenge for me. . . I’ve always been a songwriter, so I’ve sung while I was playing, but I write in my falsetto, so I’m hitting very high notes and all over the place, but I’ve always had a low range, so for my solo stuff I tune it way down. Y’know, I just never had the confidence before. I think the more I’ve sang over the years, the more I’ve developed the confidence in my voice, and I’m finally ready to do it on my own. But it’s a whole different world.”
Working songtitles set to appear on the CD:
* All I Was
* So You’re Afraid
* You Waste Your Time
* New Way Out
* Leave It Alone
* Wish You Well
* Don’t Claim
* All That I Got
* Giving Up
* Doesn’t Matter
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