Alter Bridge's latest studio album, Fortress, is available in the United States starting today, but has been making waves around the globe since it was released last week to the rest of the world.

The album is being released via Alter Bridge Records through Caroline in the US and via Roadrunner Records throughout the rest of the world.  The latest release from the rock juggernaut band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitar, Mark Tremonti on guitar/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums, has been burning up the charts and getting rave reviews around the world.  The Guardian newspaper recently called Fortress: "As epic as prime Led Zep and as thunderous as peak-form Sabbath…" and ARTISTDirect declares "It's metal at its finest. It's also Alter Bridge at their best."  The album has already hit #1 on the iTunes Rock Album chart and #8 on the iTunes Top Album chart.  The album debuted in the UK as the #1 Rock Record and the #6 record overall on the charts this week.  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" has been making waves on the US Rock Radio charts since it was released last month.  It is currently in the Top 25 landing at #23 on the Mediabase Active Rock Charts and #20 on the BDS Active Rock Charts. The song is also Top 20 on the both the Mediabase and BDS Heritage Rock Charts. Stations such as WMMR in Philadelphia, WRIF in Detroit, KTBZ in Houston and KQRC in Kansas City just to name a few, have all been supporting the single to date. WGRD in Grand Rapids has had Alter Bridge in their "Roctagon" battles for over a month now and the band has notched 15 consecutive wins with "Addicted To Pain" to date.  The video for the single can be viewed at:


Alter Bridge recently played their only US show in 2013 in Orlando, FL on October 4th at the House of Blues.  The sold out-show was the band's first concert in over 18 months and was met with fan and critical acclaim.  The band 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. 


Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains.  In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band's profile worldwide.  The epic solo in the title track "Blackbird" was voted "Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time" by Guitarist Magazine.  ABIII was released in 2010 and the single "Isolation" gave the band their first #1 single.  Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few.  When Alter Bridge is on hiatus, singer Myles Kennedy can be found fronting Slash's band, Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.  Guitarist Mark Tremonti recently released his fist solo project All I Was that found Wolfgang Van Halen playing bass with Mark on the road. Scott Phillips formed Projected with John Connolly and Vinnie Hornsby of Sevendust and released their debut in 2012.

Bob Zerull
Managing Editor/Contributor for Zoiks! Online
Owner of ZPNetwork - A Podcasting Network
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