Nov 042020
 

Alter Bridge releases a lyric video for their original song ‘Last Rites’ from the upcoming EP “Walk The Sky 2.0.” The video uses a dark and mystical aesthetic utilizing a fortune teller making a prediction based on the song’s lyrics. The song was born from an idea that bandmembers Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips began sharing after the cancellation of their entire 2020 touring schedule and written, recorded and completed entirely during the Covid-19 lockdown. ‘Last Rites’ is available on all streaming partners and the lyric video can be seen below.

The new Walk The Sky 2.0 EP – available November 6 via Napalm Records – is comprised of ‘Last Rites’, along with live versions of ‘Wouldn’t You Rather,’ ‘Pay No Mind,’ ‘Native Son,’ ‘Godspeed,’ ‘In the Deep’ and ‘Dying Light‘ all recorded during the band’s US tour at the beginning of the year. The new EP is available for pre-order in various configurations including a Jewelcase CD (available worldwide), Jewelcase CD + T-Shirt (Napalm Records exclusive worldwide except North America), and CREAM-colored Vinyl Gatefold LP (available worldwide). The album will also be available in a digital bundle with the original Walk The Sky and Walk The Sky 2.0 together as well as a limited edition 2-CD Earbook with both versions included (Napalm Records Mailorder only).

Pre-order “Walk The Sky 2.0” via Napalm Records HERE

In other news, Alter Bridge’ slatest single ‘Native Son, which has racked up over five million worldwide streams to date, has broken in to the US Top 40 at Active Rock radio. The band released a video for the single – an animated short created completely using stop-animation techniques and incorporating origami to create a unique visual effect. The video for “Native Son” was created by Stefano Bertelli and can be seen HERE.

Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day RemainsIn 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ABIII was released in 2010 and the single ‘Isolation’ gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from BillboardThe GuardianLoudwireUltimate Guitar, and many more.

In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.”
2016’s The Last Hero gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut. Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few. 

The band also released the video and audio of their career highlight, Live At The Royal Albert Hall, featuring Alter Bridge backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson.

Alter Bridge released their latest album Walk The Sky (Napalm Records) to critical acclaim and career milestone chart success. The latest album brought the band their first ever #1 on Top Current Albums chart. The band’s newest release found a home at #1 on over a dozen charts around the globe and in December 2019, Guitar World magazine voted Mark Tremonti the Guitarist of the Decade. Alter Bridge are showing no signs of slowing down.

Oct 142020
 

Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti has confirmed to Myglobalmind that he has used the downtime during the Covid-19 pandemic to begin work on a new solo album

“My producer lives here in Orlando, Florida, and Myles [KennedyAlter Bridge singer] has been here the last two months recording his solo album,” he said. “He just finished tracking it a day or two ago, so I’m next on deck to go into the studio for mine in November/December. Once that’s done, Myles and I will start to work on writing the next Alter Bridge album while touring for our solo projects. That’s when we start compiling ideas for the next Alter Bridge album.”

Asked how far along he is with the songwriting process for the next Tremonti album, Mark said: “I’m pretty very far along; I would say I’m 14 songs deep. I would get to about 20 songs before deciding which ones will make the final cut. It’s not a question of which songs are good or bad; it’s which work and have a good dynamic range.

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Sep 282020
 

Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy has completed recording his second solo album. He used the same team that worked on 2018’s “Year Of The Tiger”, including producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, engineer Jef Moll, as well as drummer Zia Uddin and bassist Tim Tournier.

On Saturday (September 26), Myles posted an Instagram photo of him behind a recording console, and he included the following message: “After spending the last 7 months writing and recording, the 2nd solo record is tracked and ‘in the can’ as they say. The process, which started with me writing and demoing for the first half of the year merged into connecting with @zznuddin @timothysonoftimothy and driving nearly 3000 miles to Florida with gear in tow to meet up with the legend that is @elvisliberace at his fine studio. We all lived in a state of lockdown for 7 weeks with no outside world and nothing to focus on but recording music and acting like a bunch of 7th graders hopped up on vast amounts silly juice. It was an incredible experience….Rock n Roll summer camp at it’s finest. Thanks to my band and Elvis as well as his merry men @1f_jef and @joshuasaldate for helping bring yet another record across the finish line in best way possible. Love to y’all. #solorecord #MKII”.

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Sep 162020
 

Since the band announced the cancellation of its entire 2020 touring schedule, Alter Bridge has taken time to do what they are known best for — creating. Never a band to take a lot of personal time off, the band reviewed live recordings from their shows in January/February 2020 to pick a few of its live favorites of songs from its latest album, “Walk The Sky”. This led bandmembers Myles KennedyMark TremontiBrian Marshall and Scott Phillips to begin sharing ideas for a new studio song. Those collective ideas would yield an original track titled ‘Last Rites‘ — a track written, recorded and completed entirely during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The final version of “Last Rites”, along with live versions of ‘Wouldn’t You Rather’‘Pay No Mind‘, ‘Native Son‘, ‘Godspeed‘, ‘In The Deep‘ and ‘Dying Light‘, will form a new seven-song EP, “Walk The Sky 2.0”, out November 6 via Napalm Records.

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