Alter Bridge 'Fortress' Pre-Order Goes Live

Meanwhile debut single "Addicted to Pain" impacts radio.

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The wait is over for the US fans of Alter Bridge as the pre-order for their long-awaited fourth album "Fortress" has gone live. The album is available for pre-order via iTunes, at Amazon at and the official website.

The album, which is slated for release via EMI Label Services on October 8th, is the band's most aggressive record to date. From the opening acoustic guitar work on "Cry of Achilles" to the closing riff of the epic title track "Fortress," it is clear Alter Bridge are back to reclaim their place as one of hard rock's standout bands. 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 debut single "Addicted to Pain" is currently impacting radio and is looking to continue the chart topping success Alter Bridge has come to know around the world. The debut single "Isolation" from the band's last album "ABIII" went all the way to #1 on the Rock chart giving the band their first career chart-topper.

"Addicted to Pain" has already received adds at WIIL in Chicago, WRTT in Philadelphia, WJJO in Madison and on SiriusXM's Octane channel. The band released a visualizer video on YouTube on August 7th so fans could hear the new single and that has been viewed over 250,000 times to date. The video can be seen below. The official video for "Addicted to Pain" is being shot by award winning director Dan Catullo and will be released worldwide in September.

Alter Bridge recently announced their only US show in 2013 in Orlando, FL on October 4th at the House of Blues. Tickets for this show are going fast and can be purchased at The band then heads over to Europe where they will begin an extensive headlining world tour that will run from October 16th through November 16 and will feature Shinedown and Halestorm joining the band on select dates. Alter Bridge will also make a triumphant return to Wembley Arena in London on October 18th, a venue they sold out on ABIII and documented with the CD/DVD, Alter Bridge Live At Wembley.

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Alter Bridge 2013 tour dates:

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, It - Atlantico 11/12 - Milan, It - Mediolanum 11/14 - Barcelona, Sp - Razzmatazz 2 11/15 - Madrid, Sp - Arena 11/16 - Lisbon, Por - Coliseum

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    Wow, Alter Bridge have changed they're style pretty hard. They are far away from main stream now. I have mixed feelings about it... One part of me misses the "blackbirdy" songs, but the other one is glad, that they didn't go the main stream way. Summing up I have to say, that I really like "Addicted To Pain" and I am looking forward to the rest of the album.
    Just like the two bonus songs from the Tremonti album, this song is a damn bore. Im worried for this album.
    I have hope. Honestly I didn't really like isolation either but then there were great songs like make it right and life must go on, on ABIII. they usually have a good mix.