TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, has released a performance video for the title track of its sophomore album, "Cauterize". The clip, which was filmed on May 15 at Chicago's Thalia Hall, can be seen below.
Speaking about the response to "Cauterize", Mark told Pop Culture Madness: "It's been the best feedback I've ever gotten on the solo stuff. I went over to Europe to do a press tour, and everybody who's heard the record were just so complimentary and… I think, as a band, we try to… The only goal we have in the studio is to make it sound better than the last record, and everybody is… The unanimous decision is that it's better than the last record so far."
"Cauterize" was released on June 9 via Fret12. The follow-up to 2012's "All I Was" was helmed by producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH.
TREMONTI actually recorded two albums' worth of material during the "Cauterize" sessions and will release another full-length disc called "Dust" "probably within a year."
Asked if it was challenging to pick what songs would be on each disc, Tremonti replied: "Yeah, it was really tough. One of my favorite songs from all 20 songs was a song called 'Dust'. It will be the last song on the second CD, so if we release a song at a time, it will be the last song anyone will get to hear, which is tough for me."
He continued: "My brother [Dan Tremonti, who runs the Fret12 record label and manages TREMONTI] couldn't believe that I did not have it on the first CD. We both feel it has the best chorus of all the songs.
"I don't want anyone to think this CD is the 'A' sides and the second CD will be 'B' sides. That's not the case, and I want everyone to like the second CD just as much as the first one."
TREMONTI has recruited Tanner Keegan to play bass on its current tour.
It was announced in March that bassist Wolfgang Van Halen would not hit the road with TREMONTI due to commitments with his main act, VAN HALEN.