Mark Tremonti Solo Record Is 'Heavier Than Creed Or Alter Bridge'

Mark Tremonti recently said his solo material is heavier than Creed or Alter Bridge and has a lot of soloing .

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Mark Tremonti recently said his solo material is heavier than Creed or Alter Bridge and has a lot of soloing - that says a lot coming from a guy who plays lead guitar for a living.

Guitarist Mark Tremonti is currently writing material for Creed's next record and simultaneously finishing his first solo album while on a planned break with Alter Bridge. Artist Direct recently caught up with the busy axe-slinger and got an update on how his debut album was coming along:

"I'm going off to the NAMM convention. When I get home, I'll hopefully get into the studio to finalize all of the tracking. I've done all my parts; I just have to go make sure what I hear back is exactly what needs to be there. I may rewrite a chorus or verse I have to re-sing. Other than that, my tracking is done. We have to get Eric, the other guitarist and backing vocalist, to do all of his vocals. In February, we mix for a couple of weeks, try to get it mastered, and hopefully out in March or April. I'm singing all of the stuff. Hopefully it turns out alright [Laughs]."

Tremonti also spoke about the direction of his record compared to what he does in the studio with either of his other bands:

"It's a dynamic record. It's probably heavier than either Creed or Alter Bridge, but it's still melody-driven. Most of the stuff is more up-tempo and heavy-riffing though. I had to write eleven solos for this record so it took me a long time. There's lots of soloing."

Creed is still in the writing process for their next album and will hit the road to perform their first two albums in their entirety in April (click here for dates). Alter Bridge may be on hiatus but their "Live At Wembley" concert film will debut this summer at theaters in 3D and will later be available on DVD and Bluray.

Thanks for the report to the Banana1015.com.

25 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Vauxite
    Cannot wait. This is going to be an incredible record. Tremonti really knows how to write a good song. Been looking forward to this since he announced it!
    james1210
    I was never a big fan of creed, but my buddy gave me the first alter bridge album after he bought it expecting it to be like creed. I must say I pop it in occasionally and the guitar is banging! I never knew the guys name, but I might just check this out.
    D4CE
    Witt1975 wrote: PatVanHalen5150 wrote: Hopefully he ditches the godawful PRS/Mesa combination & gets some good metal tone. Yeah, those PRS guitars sound awful...lol So what's he supposed to play, a Warlock? PRS is a great sounding guitar, and who said its a metal album? Sounds like a hard rocker to me, anyone who's heard him sing would know he's not really a metal singer.
    Yea it'll be a hardrock album, with some cool metal riffs throughout and a lot of shredding
    CrazyAce#7
    AxleSteele wrote: If you gave Creeds last record a shot you'd see that they've come along way. It was a really good album easily 8/10. Creed has gotten a lot heavier since Alter Bridge let Tremonti showcase his talents. Tremonti=most underrated guitarist of the current era.
    You mean Tremonti does what he wants with Alter Bridge? haha "I'm just gonna do this right here," *Riffing and soloing effortlessly* "and well, there's that." I love both Alter Bridge and Creed. Both are melodic although in the older Creed albums, Tremonti didn't do what he does now, they still wrote amazing songs and he was still a great guitar player.
    Witt1975
    PatVanHalen5150 wrote: Hopefully he ditches the godawful PRS/Mesa combination & gets some good metal tone.
    Yeah, those PRS guitars sound awful...lol So what's he supposed to play, a Warlock? PRS is a great sounding guitar, and who said its a metal album? Sounds like a hard rocker to me, anyone who's heard him sing would know he's not really a metal singer.
    AxleSteele
    If you gave Creeds last record a shot you'd see that they've come along way. It was a really good album easily 8/10. Creed has gotten a lot heavier since Alter Bridge let Tremonti showcase his talents. Tremonti=most underrated guitarist of the current era.
    <<I>>
    rechris06 wrote: Well wouldn't you have to be heavier than Creed or Alter Bridge to be considered "rock"?
    You never actually listened to Alter Bridge did you? Alter Bridge is a decent rock band.
    rechris06
    Well wouldn't you have to be heavier than Creed or Alter Bridge to be considered "rock"?
    lordofrandomnes
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: This is going to be heavier than Creed? If Creed can scare away wolves, his solo album is going to scare away the eye of Sauron.
    Yes...just yes.
    JBailey23
    @minivirus...i think his vocals are gonna be alright. from the last creed and alter bridge records his vocals are fine, its just live performance if he decides to tour with this material is gonna worry me....i havent heard a live recording of his more prominent vocals parts really impress me yet.
    Pagan_Poetry
    This is going to be heavier than Creed? If Creed can scare away wolves, his solo album is going to scare away the eye of Sauron.
    Minivirus2
    mlukeroberts222 wrote: One of the best shredders on the planet. severely underrated
    The only reason he's underrated is because of his association with Creed, which is total crap. Am I a fan of Creed? Hell no! I love me some AB and I really enjoy his playing, so a full length of his own is definitely called for. Really hoping the vocals are up to par however.
    MegaGreg
    It's gonna be heavier than Alter Bridge? That's something, even coming from a band that's basically a better version of Creed. I will be interested to hear what this guy's got. As I'm not much of a Creed fan, I love Alter Bridge.
    SIEGE312
    Probly will be similar lyrically to the first AB record considering he pretty much wrote all of it before Myles came in. Solos are always fun though.
    Monkeylover
    I can't wait for this album. I loved Creed's and Alter Bridge's last albums but this is the one I've been looking forward to hearing the most. Roll on March/April. I was lucky enough to see Mark in action with Alter Bridge several years ago and he makes it look so easy and effortless!