ALTER BRIDGE has set October 9 as the release date for the band's second album, called "Blackbird". The group, featuring three former members of CREED, signed a new deal with Universal Republic after leaving Wind-Up Records last year. The album's first single, "Rise Today", is scheduled to go for radio adds on July 31.
ALTER BRIDGE's Universal Republic debut will be the follow-up to their debut album, the gold-certified "One Day Remains", which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in its first week of release. The album featured three consecutive hits on rock radio: ("Open Your Eyes", "Find The Real" and "Broken Wings").
The recording of the new album was completed in Nashville, TN last month with famed producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (INCUBUS, CHEVELLE, THREE DAYS GRACE). The band has also brought on a new management team, with Paul Geary and Steve Wood for Azoff Music Management taking the reigns.
ALTER BRIDGE has kept a conspicuously low profile in the United States since a brief tour in October of 2005. The band toured Europe during the summer and fall of 2005 and the summer of 2006 performing at mostly festival shows with the likes of METALLICA, TOOL, GUNS N' ROSES, ALICE IN CHAINS, AUDIOSLAVE, VELVET REVOLVER, and BLACK SABBATH.
The band will be hitting the road upon the release of their second album this fall. Touring details and more information on the new album will be released at a later date.