U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine met up with Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE for an in-depth interview on the guitar playing behind all 12 songs on the band's fourth studio album, titled "Fortress". Check out the chat below.
"Fortress" will be released on October 8 via EMI Label Services. The CD was helmed by longtime ALTER BRIDGE producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, known for his work with FALLING IN REVERSE, STORY OF THE YEAR and INCUBUS, to name a few.
Kennedy told The Pulse Of Radio that the band took a different approach to writing and recording this time around. "I think that 'Fortress' is probably the most musically adventurous record we've made to date," he said. "There was definitely an awareness when we went into this of what we would not do, which was to touch on approaches that we'd used in the past a number of times. So I think that people will hear that we took some chances on this album."
Tremonti 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 4 in Orlando, Florida, before the band jets off to Europe for a month of shows starting on October 16.