Monday, October 5, 2015

Alter Bridge to record fifth album in 2016

Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti says the band will hit the studio in the New Year to record a new album.

"We're gonna go in the studio in January, February and March to finish the fifth Alter Bridge album,” Tremonti tells the Metal Hammer Magazine Show on Team Rock Radio. "It takes three or four months to set up an album, so after we've recorded the Alter Bridge record, me and [singer] Myles [Kennedy] will go off and tour for four months doing Tremonti and Slash, then come back for a fall Alter Bridge fiesta."

The guitarist is looking for the group to stretch their wings on the follow-up to 2013’s “Fortress.”

"It could go in any direction,” explains Tremonti. “I've got a ton of ideas in all different styles. Last time it was just one heavy idea after another and hopefully this time we can branch out and bring something new to the table."

“Fortress” debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart following first week sales of 30,000.

Tremonti has been spending 2015 on the road with his namesake side project in support of their second album, “Cauterize.”

See also:

Tremonti announces European tour
Alter Bridge offshoot Tremonti announces North American tour
Tremonti issue Cauterize live video
Alter Bridge to regroup for fifth album
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