Alter Bridge/Creed axesmith and songwriter, Mark Tremonti, will be unleashing his first ever solo album, "All I Was," on July 17th under the name Tremonti.
The album is being released via Fret12 Records, a company Mark started with Daniel Tremonti and Tom Stanley. The release will be available at Best Buy and WalMart as well as via all digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon.
Tremonti features Eric Friedman on rhythm guitar and Garrett Whitlock on drums. Mark's Alter Bridge/Creed bandmate, Brian Marshall, will be stepping in for the bass duties when Tremonti performs live. Long time friend and collaborator Michael "Elvis" Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge, Chevelle and Trivium, produced the album.
Tremonti has also just announced the band's first ever-public appearance. They will be playing in Mark's hometown of Orlando FL on July 17. The already sold-out show will take place at The Social and Tremonti will be performing the entire album "All I Was" at the record release celebration. The band will also be creating a video that will include content submitted by the fans documenting their night at The Social.
Tremonti's loyal fan base has also bonded together to create the Army of 12. The Army of 12 is an online community that is being used to support the debut album in territories all around the world. Various chapters of the Army of 12 have sprung up in places such as Russia, Canada, Jordan and in cities such as Virginia Beach, Milwaukee and Tallahassee to name a few. The main Army of 12 page can be found here.
The first single is "You Waste Your Time" and has been creating quite a stir online. The song shot to #10 on the iTunes Rock Singles chart when it was released.