Alter Bridge Post First 'Fortress' Studio Clip Online

Listen to the snippet from "The Uninvited."

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The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Fortress," the long-awaited fourth album from Alter Bridge, can be seen below. Listen to the clip of "The Uninvited" here.

Due on October 8 via EMI Label Services, "Fortress" is Alter Bridge'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, it is clear Alter Bridge are back to reclaim their place as one of hard rock's standout acts. The album was helmed by longtime band's 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 track 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 7 so fans could hear the new single and that has been viewed over 250,000 times to date.

The official video for "Addicted to Pain" is being shot by award-winning director Dan Catullo and will be released worldwide in September.

"Fortress" track listing:

01. Cry of Achilles 02. Addicted to Pain 03. Bleed It Dry 04. Lover 05. The Uninvited 06. Peace is Broken 07. Calm the Fire 08. Waters Rising 09. Farther Than the Sun 10. Cry a River 11. All Ends Well 12. Fortress

Alter Bridge recently announced its only U.S. show of 2013, set to take place on October 4 at the House Of Blues in Orlando, Florida. The band will then head over to Europe where they will begin an extensive headlining world tour that will run from October 16 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 18, a venue they sold out on the "ABIII" tour cycle and documented with the CD/DVD "Alter Bridge Live at Wembley."

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    Would you guys suggest a good album for me to listen to by Alter bridge. I haven't heard any of their music and would really like to.
    All three are good. My personal favourite is Blackbird. I'd say that one and ABIII to start off with them.
    I would agree completely. Blackbird is one my favorite albums period, no Alter Bridge qualifier needed.
    I agree with the people above me. I'd start with Blackbird. They didn't really have their own sound on One Day Remains yet (still a really good album though!). And AB III sounds more like a continuation of Blackbird so it might be interesting to start there.
    Why does it come to America later?!
    They've got 2 different labels. One for America and one for the rest of the world. The American label decided to keep it a week back. Nobody knows why, not even the band, lol.
    D4CE is right. The band responded to fan criticism on facebook saying pretty much that.
    This sounds absolutely amazing. But how could you expect anything less from guys that consistently churn out unreal work?
    First date of the European tour in my home town - Nottingham! I got excited when I heard Addicted to Pain, am positively on the verge of peeing myself now...damn! 2013 has been a good year for music so far. I doubt this will be the last good album of this year.