Orlando metal band Alter Bridge is about to release their fifth album titled The Last Hero on October 7th via Caroline Records in the U.S and Canada and Napalm Records throughout the rest of the world. Since their last album, the band members of Alter Bridge have been busy with different projects. Lead Guitarist Mark Tremonti has been busy with his solo project which just released two albums, Cauterize and Dust. Vocalist Myles Kennedy has also been busy working with Slash’s solo band which released the album World on Fire in 2014. Both Tremonti and Kennedy went on worldwide tours with their distinctive projects.
Myles Kennedy states that the new album will not push any agenda or political views but it does deal with themes such as political leadership and global warming. For example, the second track, Writing on the Wall, deals with Kennedy’s frustration with those who deny global warming.
This album sees a first for Alter Bridge. Guitarist Mark Tremonti uses a seven string guitar for the first time. In previous albums, Tremonti has always used a six string guitar. This change now allows for heavier riffs from lower guitar tunings.
So far, two songs on The Last Hero have been released to the public, Show Me a Leader and My Champion.
Unless any more singles are released within a few weeks, you will have about a month to wait till you here the rest of the album, unless you were able to attend the listening party at the Beacham earlier this summer.
“Every time we do a record, my only goal is for people to simply think it’s better than the previous one”, - Mark Tremonti. Every Alter Bridge album continues in this pattern. The Last Hero is full fantastic guitar riffs, lyrics, and solos. Some of my favorite songs on the album include, Twilight, Poison In Your Veins, and Show Me A Leader
You can currently pre-order the new album here. Purchase the album and support the band.
Check out upcoming tour dates below
Sep 22: Destin Club LA, FL
Sep 24: Houston Open Air, TX
Sep 25: San Antonio Aztec Theater, TX
Sep 28: Minneapolis Skyway Theatre, MN
Sep 29: Lincoln Bourbon Theatre, NE
Oct 01: Janesville Sonic Boom, WI
Oct 02: Louisville Louder Than Life, KY
Oct 04: Charlotte Fillmore, NC
Oct 05: Nashville War Memorial Auditorium, TN
Oct 07: House of Blues Dallas, TX
Oct 08: Tulsa State Fair, OK
Oct 10: Mississippi State Fair, MS
Nov 04: Bilbao Santana 27, Spain
Nov 05: Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain
Nov 08: Paris Zenith, France
Nov 09: Brussels AB, Belgium
Nov 10: Amsterdam MHM, Netherlands
Nov 13: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
Nov 14: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Nov 16: Katowice Spodek, Poland
Nov 20: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Nov 21: Copenhagen Vega Main Hall, Denmark
Nov 23: Manchester Arena, UK
Nov 24: London O2 Arena, UK
Nov 26: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 27: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Nov 28: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Dec 01: Glasgow Hydro, UK
Dec 02: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Dec 04: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Dec 05: Cologne Palladium, Germany
Dec 06: Hamburg Mehri Theater, Germany
Dec 09: Bolognia Unipol Arena, Italy
Dec 10: Munich Zenith, Germany
Dec 11: Basel Jakobshalle, Switzerland
Jan 16: Shiprocked, FL