Alter Bridge Premiere 'Addicted to Pain'

The song appears to be the lead single from the upcoming album "Fortress."

Alter Bridge Premiere 'Addicted to Pain'
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Alter Bridge have premiered "Addicted to Pain," the lead single from their forthcoming new album, "Fortress," Hennemusic reports.

Due October 8, the band's fourth studio album and first since 2010's "AB III" was overseen by long-time Alter Bridge producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Falling in Reverse, Story of the Year, Incubus).

"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," says guitarist Mark Tremonti. "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."

Alter Bridge recently announced their only US show in 2013 in Orlando, FL on October 4th at the House of Blues, following which the band will then head to Europe where they will begin an extensive headlining world tour; the first leg runs from October 16th through November 16 and will feature Shinedown and Halestorm on select dates.

Check out "Addicted to Pain" in the player below:

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    samer.bata
    Brilliant song. Not typical 'pop'wise if you listen carefully. Solo is very -start-stop-bluesy as well. I swear there is a John 5 type lick in there as well. Love it! roll Oct 16th Nottingham!
    igo147
    It sounds like a blend between solo Tremonti's speedier stuff and classic Alter Bridge, and it came out great ;]
    leony03
    This is my first thought when I heard it. I have absolutely no problem with this
    bjorn.gunstead
    Awesome song, can`t wait to hear rest of the album! Meet & Greet With the band the In Sweden 29th October!
    azrael667
    Dare I say... generic. And the only riff that made me go "cool" was only played for 3 seconds...
    crazysam23_Atax
    Yeah, but it is a single. I do hope the rest of the stuff is at least up to the level of ABIII, if not surpassing it.
    biff022
    Generic! What did you expect? This band defines the word! Boring music.
    DeadIdentity81
    Killer track with Mark's signature sound all over it. Can't wait for the Full Album so I can just sit back for days and play it nonstop, just like the previous 3. Also was fun to hear Flip actually use a more aggressive style on the drums. Im pretty sure Garrett's drumming on All I Was had a lot to do with that. 9/10
    mysticguitar77
    Expect dozens of covers to invade YouTube within the next week lol. I dig the track, it's not bad by any means, it's pretty typical Alter Bridge. Always been pretty indifferent to Myles' vocals though. He's got a very unique voice no doubt about it, I just don't particular like it that much and at times feels very out of place with the music AB plays, specifically some of the heavier songs. He sounds much better on slower rock songs rather than faster paced metal-influenced songs. Still really enjoy them though, really look forward to the album.
    AC0RN
    The song started off interesting but didn't seem very original, especially the chorus - but then the solo came in and knocked me to the floor. Amazing.
    UncleBluck
    Amazing?.....maybe by todays standards.....good solo but not amazing by any stretch of the word....
    westley23j
    theres more to solos than speed. mark can play fast, but he never seems to lose the feeling and personality in a solo.
    CoolMcAwesome
    Never been a big fan of AB (and certainly not a fan of Creed), but I have always recognized Tremonti as a great rhythm player. They guy has riffs!
    goon316
    Decent song. Not something I feel the need to listen to over and over again. Cool solo though.
    Alijonroth
    I'm a huge AB fan but frankly this song didn't do it for me at all, very ordinary, modern rock like
    Anjohl
    Such a great vocalist, and an amazing guitarist, as proven by "Tremonti", why is AB so generically modern?
    DeadIdentity81
    It is 2013 isn't it? AB has a lot more to offer, than the singles they put out. A lot of their music is borderline progressive and has a ton of variances. You just have to buy the albums to get the WHOLE product.
    Anjohl
    I dunno. Myles work with Slash and Marks so stuff are both much better IMHO.
    CJSchecter96
    no the earlier AB albums are awesome. I feel like Myles doesn't get as much input on the slash stuff. Like its anything slash has written in the past 10 years with myles singing. This song isn't the best but singles are supposed to be more mainstream sounding.
    D4CE
    This song blows every song on All I Was away imo. Not in terms of heaviness, but the quality overal is just a lot better. I like it better than most of the tracks on Apocalyptic Love too.
    crazysam23_Atax
    Try finding ABIII (full album) on youtube. Also, listen to Blackbird (full album). Their singles are usually their safe songs.
    BwareDWare94
    In order to sound as good as they do recorded, and to do world tours like they get to, they have to have a handful of accessible songs backing them. It's unfortunate, but when I hear Alter Bridge on the radio at work instead of some Three Days Grace bullshit, I'm happy.
    Azunaii
    Man it's good. It's solid! I just don't like it very much. I liked the less heavy stuff, like Down To My Last, Open Your Eyes, Broken Wings, Brand New Start.. Not a fan of the speedier heavier stuff. But it does sound very very solid as a song. Great vocals, cool solo... very curious about the rest of the album, although I fear it's going to be heavier than I'll like. We'll see.
    DyL_antihero
    Myles is in rare form on this track. Truly fantastic, can't wait for the album. Is Creed dead again yet? LoL
    Mainer
    I hope not! I still love Creed ^_^ haha. Scott Stapp's second solo album "Between Lust and Love" was shelved, so we won't be hearing that And AB is going across the pond to tour for Fortress. So it looks like it could be a while before we get a "Creed V" (If we ever do) :/
    Mainer
    Love it!! It definitely sounds like "All I Was" could be a big influence on 'Fortress'...People saying it's generic...Well...it's a single XD Can't wait for the rest of the album!
    rockerwannabe
    The only good thing about Creed is that it allows Myles to work with Slash and perhaps finish that solo effort of his.