Aug 142019

Craft Recordings has announced a vinyl reissue of Creed‘s “Human Clay”, in celebration of the best-selling album’s 20th anniversary. In stores October 11, the two-LP set is housed in a gatefold jacket and marks the first vinyl availability of the album since a limited edition pressing in 1999. “Human Clay”, which has sold over 20 million units worldwide, includes hits ‘Higher’, ‘What If’, ‘Are You Ready?’ and the Grammy Award-winning single ‘With Arms Wide Open’.

After the success of its grunge-imbued debut album, “My Own Prison”Creed went back into the studio with producer John Kurzweg (Puddle of Mud, Godsmack) to record material for their follow-up. Though the Tallahassee, Florida-based band had already found enormous success on the rock charts with their multiplatinum-selling 1997 debut, 1999’s “Human Clay”would make them mainstream stars. Driven by the anthemic, first single ‘Higher’, ‘Human Clay’ debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and Creed quickly became one of the biggest bands in the world. ‘Higher’ spent a whopping 57 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 7. In July of the following year, the band scored their first No. 1 hit on the pop charts with the third single, ‘With Arms Wide Open’. The track — which frontman Scott Stapp wrote when he found out that he was going to be a father — earned the band a Grammy for “Best Rock Song” in 2001. To date, “Human Clay” has sold well over 11 million copies in the U.S., earning a rare diamond certification from the RIAA, joining the ranks of The Beatles “Abbey Road”Prince‘s “Purple Rain” and Nirvana‘s “Nevermind”. It remains one of the top-selling albums of all-time in the United States. Continue reading »

Apr 082016

Malchus Evil HousePolish based progressive melodic metal band Malchus have released a promo video for their upcoming album, “The Evil House”, an English version of “Dom zły”. (They are looking for a label). The Polish version of “Dom Zły” has been released on Dec. 15th. 2014. The song ‘Creed’ can be streamed below.

The new album of Malchus is full of powerful sounds with no less powerful lyrics. ‘I tried to reflect that heavy sound and band’s message graphically. Due to Radosław‘s suggestion the foreground figure on the cover is a XVI-th century physician dressed up in a protective gown worn during the times of plague, also known as ‘black death’. The theme of long-forgotten epidemics had been repeatedly used by metal musicians through lyrics or graphics. As for Malchus, we have decided to use this theme as a metaphore for modern times, modern world. This time the plague that’s eating our earthly tabernacle is not the ‘black death’ itself but an almost omnipresent evil. The seven deadly sins have been written on “The Evil House‘s” floor in latin – superbia, avaritia, luxuries, invidia, gula, ira and acedia, as they are the basis for all that’s evil. The physician trying to fight off the plague spread by rats is an allegory of a man who opposes the pressure of modern world propaganda, mass-media – ‘how to live, what’s good and what’s evil, what’s true and what’s a lie. Continue reading »

Apr 122012

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]. Continue reading »

Mar 282012

This week, Alter Bridge releases Live at Wembley, a 21-song, two-DVD set complete with a documentary. A 3D version of the new DVD/Blu-ray will be released this coming summer. The melodic greats pulled out all of the stops to create the complete Alter Bridge experience, recording their Nov. 29, 2011 headline appearance at the hallowed Wembley Arena. The DVD follows the band’s successful 2009 Live From Amsterdam concert film.

Noisecreep spoke to guitarist Mark Tremonti, also a member of Creed, about the differences between the two DVDs filmed in European locales, which songs fans must watch and if the band will ever film a DVD in its native U.S. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Continue reading »

Jan 272012

Mark Tremonti [guitarist for Creed / Alter Bridge] recently spoke toFret 12 about his upcoming debut solo album, All I Was, tentatively due this spring. You can now watch the chat below.

Tremonti handles all lead vocals on the CD, with additional contributions from Eric Friedman [backing vocals, guitar, bass] and Garrett Whitloc  [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.” Continue reading »