Alter Bridge is streaming its upcoming fourth album, Fortress, in its entirety at Loudwire. The disc is due out on October 8th and follows up the group's last release, 2010's AB III. With frontman Myles Kennedy spending his off time as the singer for Slash and the other three members of Alter Bridge also in Creed, we asked guitarist Mark Tremonti if it's difficult to switch gears: "I think when we're switching between our bands, you're busy touring, you know, on the last band you've been working on and it's always exciting to get back into writing new music. So you haven't necessarily been writing new music the whole time. We do write constantly, but as far as with one another, we'll have had a break for -- with us it had been two years since we'd written, so it's always new and exciting to come back and do it again."
- Tremonti recently told Music Radar that the quartet did everything they could to make the new disc as unpredictable as possible, explaining, "The last thing we wanted was verse-chorus, verse-chorus and all that. We messed with time signatures, tones, key changes. Everything we could throw at these songs, we did. They have you never knowing what you're getting next."
- The first single from the new album is called "Addicted To Pain."
- The arrival of the album will be accompanied by a single U.S. live date, on October 4th in Orlando, Florida, before the band jets off to Europe for a month of shows starting on October 16th.
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to the stream of Fortress:
LISTENERS' POLL: What do you think of Alter Bridge's new album if you have had a chance to hear it?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Loudwire -- agree or not?
Rob Furnish wrote: "I've said it before and I'll say it again. THIS IS THE BEST HARD ROCK BAND GOING TODAY. Each member of this band is loaded with talent and the song writing of both Myles and Mark is unmatched. There are so many generic and mediocre bands out there right now that dont even hold a candle to this band."
Anthony Squillaciotti wrote: "this album is a power house!!"
Josh Roach wrote: "This is like getting to open a present the night before Christmas!!! I already pre-ordered my copy but this will hold me over till then. They are the best!!!"
Jesse Bean Jr. wrote: "wow ,this album is clearly sonic alchemy! Both powerful and masterful. The songs are intricate and well written and the performances by Kennedy and Tremonti are no less than what we have come to expect and love.WELL DONE!"
Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti On Switching Between Bands
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