Hello Alter Bridge Nation,
The band has been working hard over the past few months, writing pretty much non-stop and trying to make their third album the best that it can be. They have taken a huge step in the right direction by enlisting the talented Michael "Elvis" Baskette to produce their third album. For those that do not know… "Elvis" was the producer on the last album, Blackbird, so they already have an amazing working relationship with him. "Elvis" has spent the last few days with the band doing pre-production work. He is leaving soon but will be back with them again for more pre-production in a week, after they write some more material.
Right now, the band have about 17 songs finished with several more in various stages of being put together. They are not sure how many songs will actually make the album but they promise you only the best of the best. The band plan to get right back to the writing today and will not stop until they are satisfied. They are getting closer to the recording process but feel they are not quite ready yet. There are still a few exciting musical ideas they have yet to explore.
The band still hope to have this album finished by the end of the summer and we are looking at October to start touring. From what the band hear from management, Europe will be their first stop and they can not wait to get back. They also very excited to tour the USA and other places throughout the world that they have not been yet and when the band have more info on when and where this will occur, they will let you know.
But for now, they are solely focused on the writing and they need to get back to it. So we’ll leave you with a few photos of them jamming in their rehearsal space.
Spread the word that Alter Bridge will be back with a vengeance, later in 2010!
All photos taken by William "Wild Bill" Burkle