“Dust”, the third album from Tremonti the band led by Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, was released on April 29 via Fret 12.
Mark‘s audio track-by-track commentary detailing the songs that comprise “Dust” can be watched below.
“Dust”, which was recorded during same sessions as “Cauterize”, features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Garrett Whitlock on drums. Longtime friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette produced “Dust”.
Tremonti released its second album, “Cauterize”, last June. “Cauterize” followed up Tremonti‘s 2012 debut, “All I Was”, and was the first of two new albums that Tremonti recorded.
Our review of “Cauterize” can be found here.
Mark Tremonti told The Pulse Of Radio that both “Dust” and “Cauterize” feature the same level of quality material. “We went in there with the goal of recording twenty songs, and then when it came time to release the songs, I didn’t want to put thirteen songs on one record and then have seven B-sides,” he said. “I wanted all these songs to be thought of as songs that were meant to be on an album. None of these are throwaway songs. So we cut ’em into two ten-song albums that are kind of two dynamic records. If there was two chill songs, one would go on the first, one would go on the second and so on.”
Mark elaborated in a separate interview: “At first I just wanted to record as many songs as possible. But when I stepped back and listened to it, I was, like, ‘You know what?! Let’s make two records.’ So I left some of my favorite songs on the second record, just so people aren’t gonna buy the first record and then go, ‘Okay, this is the good record and this is the bad one. These are the bad songs.’ My brother Dan likes the second record better than the first record. Some of my favorite songs are on the second record. The title track, ‘Dust’, I think, has the best chorus of the whole recording process. ‘Dust’ has my favorite solo. The opening track, ‘My Last Mistake’, is one of my favorite songs. It’s got the big ballad of the two records. It’s definitely not the ‘b-sides’ of this album.”
Although Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen was part of Tremonti‘s touring band in 2013 and played on “Dust” and “Cauterize”, he sat out Tremontis tour schedule because of commitments with Van Halen.
Tremonti recruited Tanner Keegan to play bass on its most recent tour.
“Dust” track listing:
01. My Last Mistake
02. The Cage
03. Once Dead
05. Betray Me
06. Tore My Heart Out
07. Catching Fire
08. Never Wrong
09. Rising Storm
10. Unable To See
May 27 Westfalenhalle 1 Dortmund, Germany
May 29 Olympiastadion Munchen, Germany
May 31 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
Jun 01 Jazzhaus Freiburg Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany
Jun 05 Vienna Vienna, Austria
Jun 07 Garage Saarbrücken, Germany
Jun 08 Columbia Theater Berlin, Germany
Jun 10 Donington Park Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 13 Glasgow Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jun 14 The Limelight 2 Belfast, Ireland
Jun 16 Theater Heerlen Heerlen, Netherlands
Jun 17 Rue du Champ Louet Clisson, France
Jun 19 Graspop Metal Meeting Hasselt, Belgium
Jun 21 Debaser Gamla Stan, Sweden
Jun 22 Parkteateret Oslo, Norway
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Lyric video: ‘Dust’