Alter Bridge return with their long awaited new album entitled 'Fortress' on October 2, 2013.
(Band photo courtesy of Austin Hargrave)
It has been three years since Alter Bridge’s last studio album, ABIII, was released in the US, but it is clear their fans have been waiting for them to return. Now the rock juggernaut band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals, Mark Tremonti on guitar, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums return with their fourth album, Fortress slated for release on October 8th via EMI Label Services. The latest record builds upon the sound that Alter Bridge has been known for with their uncompromised vocal melodies, untouchable dueling guitar work and pounding rhythm section. The album was produced by long-time Alter Bridge producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with Falling In Reverse, Story Of The Year and Incubus to name a few.
“When we started pre-production on this album, we pushed ourselves harder and further than we ever have previously in order to make the most out of every individual arrangement. We wanted this album to be our most unpredictable and exciting one yet. From the early feedback we have received, it looks like we have achieved what we set out to do,” exclaims Tremonti.
From the opening acoustic guitar work on “Cry Of Achilles” through the other 12 songs on Fortress, it is clear Alter Bridge are back to reclaim their place as one of hard rock’s marquee bands. The band showcases some of their heaviest material ever in tracks like “Bleed It Dry” and “Farther Than The Sun,” but also shows their signature softer side with songs like “All Ends Well” and the epic title track “Fortress.” Fortress is 13 tracks of unapologetic, searing hard rock that Alter Bridge has come to be synonymous with around the globe.