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 Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian 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.