During an interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, Mark Tremonti revealed that Alter Bridge are planning to work on new music before returning to the road. The group are currently scheduled to enter the studio in April 2022.
Tremonti said the following:
“We’re doing new music first [before going back on the road]. An then me and Myles [Kennedy] will probably get together on our break in January to go over what we’ve written at that point, and then we’ll go in the studio. We have April scheduled for some studio time. I don’t know if we’ll finish things up in that time or what, but we need to get new music out before we go back on tour. It’s just been too long.”
He also added the following when asked if he has started writing new music:
“Oh, yeah. I’ve written just a few ideas, but just kind of gotten started.”
Alter Bridge have teamed up with Z2 Comics to create a new graphic novel called “Alter Bridge: Tour Of Horrors.” The effort will be released in November and it can be pre-ordered HERE. There are various options available including deluxe editions with a red vinyl pressing of “One Day Remains“ and more.
Here’s a synopsis for the book:
“When one of Alter Bridge’s roadies goes missing, they find a GHOULISH replacement! And what better way to pass the time between gigs than with four terrifying tales that are sure to keep you up all night! Join Alter Bridge, writer Emily Ryan Lerner (Marvel, HBO) and artist Annapaola Martello (Captain Marvel), along with Clay McLeod Chapman (Venom), Nelson Blake II (Spider-Man), Lalit Kumar Sharma (Daredevil), Beni R. Lobel (Blacklist), and Carlos Olivares for a spine-tingling ride through the supernatural!”
Alter Bridge added:
“After 17 years making music and touring the world, there aren’t many opportunities for a rock band to do something they’ve never done before. After partnering with Josh and the whole Z2 staff to create ‘Alter Bridge: Tour Of Horrors‘, we can now check create a horror comic off our bucket list. We can’t wait for people to read this original story we came up with. It is equally exciting we are finally getting to release ‘One Day Remains‘ on vinyl thanks to this incredible partnership.”
Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) recently performed some acoustic versions of his songs “Get Along” and “In Stride” on HardDrive Radio. You can see footage of that below. Both tracks are from Kennedy’s new album “The Ides Of March,” which will be released on May 14.
Numerous rock and metal guitarists will be teaming up to raise money for legendary guitarist Jason Becker, who has been battling ALS for over 30 years. The fundraiser will take place throughout March and April and it will be hosted by DragonForce‘s Herman Li.
Here’s what the fundraiser will include:
“1) A livestream telethon-style fundraiser on Twitch: special guests will appear on Herman Li’s Twitch channel to play, jam and participate in fan-generated challenges with all money raised going directly to Jason’s medical trust. Over $13,000 has been raised so far. Visit Jasonbecker.com or twitch.tv/hermanli for a full schedule of livestream guests.
2) Artists will donate signed guitars, merch and other rare items which will be sold via a special Reverb shop to benefit Jason. Details to be announced.
3) Three of Jason’s most important guitars will be auctioned off later this year, including the guitars seen on the covers of “Perpetual Burn”, “Speed Metal Symphony” and the original “Numbers” guitar played by Eddie Van Halen. Details to be announced.”
Here’s the musicians that will be taking part:
Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth)
Steve Lukather (Toto)
Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Tremonti)
John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper)
David Ellefson (Megadeth)
Michael Angelo Batio
Tim Henson (Polyphia)
Alex Skolnick (Testament)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch)
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses)
Satchel (Steel Panther)
John 5 (Rob Zombie)
Gus G (Firewind)
Nili Brosh (The Iron Maidens)
Jason Richardson (All That Remains)
Ola Englund (The Haunted)
Tyler Larson (Music is Win on YouTube)
Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
Sam Totman (DragonForce)
Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth)
Federico Mondelli and Fabiola Bellomo (Frozen Crown)
Alex Lee (Holy Grail)
Elliot Easton (The Cars)
Daniel Dekay (Diemonds)
“I’ve been a huge fan of Jason Becker since I was young, and it’s one of the biggest honors of my life to be able to help organize this tribute and raise money for him. I still have a Jason Becker poster in my studio in London. It’s been very inspiring to see everyone coming together to celebrate Jason.”
“I am so grateful for all the love and support everyone has given to me and my family. As far as selling my guitars being sad, and that I shouldn’t have to do it, I just want you to know that isn’t how I feel. It makes me happy to see others playing my music. I feel good about passing on my guitars, thinking they mean something to others. I can’t play them now, but other folks can. That’s a good thing. And, I want myself and my family not to have to worry about money, if possible. Thank you for all the love, I send it right back to you.”
Alter Bridge have premiered a new song titled “Last Rites ” This track is from the band’s new EP “Walk The Sky 2.0,“ which will be released on November 6. In addition to the aforementioned song, the effort will also feature various live tracks.
“My producer lives here in Orlando, Florida, and Myles [Kennedy] has been here the last two months recording his solo album. 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.”
He continued when asked how far along he is with the songwriting process:
“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.”
He also added the following about the musical direction as it compares to Alter Bridge:
“It has heavier elements, and it definitely has some of the moody, atmospheric stuff like Alter Bridge. The Tremonti band’s rhythm section stands apart from Alter Bridge, and any type of speed metal that I bring into Tremonti might not necessarily fit into Alter Bridge. Our vocal couldn’t be any more different. Myles is a seasoned tenor, and I’m almost a baritone. That’s the big difference in how the two bands sound different.”
Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) has officially finished the recording process for his new solo album. The effort is expected to be released in 2021.
Kennedy said the following:
“‘Turn up the Flux Capacitor!!’
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”
Alter Bridge will be releasing a new EP titled “Walk The Sky 2.0” on November 6. The effort will feature one new song titled “Last Rites,“ as well as live versions of “Wouldn’t You Rather,” “Pay No Mind,” “Native Son,” “Godspeed,” “In The Deep,” and “Dying Light.” Pre-orders can be found HERE. With this news, the band have also premiered a new stop-motion animated video for “Native Son”: