Alter Bridge have announced their first album in three years since the release of "ABIII."
The new record "Fortress" will be released on October 8 on EMI Records, and has been produced once again by Michael Baskette.
"It has been three years since Alter Bridge's last studio album, 'ABIII,' was released in the US, but it is clear their fans have been waiting for them to return," says the statement on the official website. "Now the rock juggernaut band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals, Mark Tremonti on guitar, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums return with their fourth album, 'Fortress' slated for release on October 8th via EMI Label Services.
"The latest record builds upon the sound that Alter Bridge has been known for with their uncompromised vocal melodies, untouchable dueling guitar work and pounding rhythm section. The album was produced by long-time Alter Bridge producer Michael 'Elvis' Baskette, known for his work with Falling in Reverse, Story of the Year and Incubus to name a few."
The band promise some of their heaviest material of all time on the new album, with softer moments and brooding epics to enjoy in-between.
"When we started pre-production on this album, we pushed ourselves harder and further than we ever have previously in order to make the most out of every individual arrangement. We wanted this album to be our most unpredictable and exciting one yet. From the early feedback we have received, it looks like we have achieved what we set out to do," said guitarist Mark Tremonti.
The band have only one US tour date booked for 2013, at Orlando's House of Blues on October 4. From there, they'll tour across Europe until mid-November, with an appearance at London's Wembley Arena where they previously filmed their stunning live DVD.
Alter Bridge tour dates are:
10/04 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues (Only US show in 2013) 10/16 - Nottingham, UK - Arena 10/17 - Birmingham, UK - NIA 10/18 - London, UK - Wembley Arena 10/20 - Cardiff, UK - Arena 10/21 - Glasgow, UK - Hydro 10/22 - Manchester, UK - Arena 10/24 - Paris, FR - Zenith 10/25 - Brussels, BEL - AB 10/27 - Berlin, GER - Huxleys 10/28 - Copenhagen, DEN - Vega 10/29 - Stockholm, SWE - Arenan 11/03 - Amsterdam, HOL - Heineken Music Hall 11/04 - Dusseldorf, GER - Mitsbishi Electric Halle 11/05 - Wiesbaden, GER - Schlachthof 11/07 - Vienna, AUS - Gasometer 11/08 - Munich, GER - Zenith 11/09 - Zurich, SWI - Hallenstadion 11/11 - Rome, ITA - Atlantico 11/12 - Milan, ITA - Mediolanum 11/14 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz2 11/15 - Madrid, SPA - Arena 11/16 - Lisbon, POR - Coliseum
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