TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, recently finished recording its second album for an early 2015 release. The follow-up to 2012’s “All I Was” was helmed by producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH.
Video footage from the studio can be seen below.
A listening party and live performance for the second TREMONTI album will be held on January 31, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen joined Tremonti‘s solo band for touring purposes after ALTER BRIDGE bassist Brian Marshall dropped off the project.
With ALTER BRIDGE and CREED both still active, The Pulse Of Radio asked Tremonti a while back how he knows which songs are right for each project. “I’ve just gotten this filter, this intuition that tells me what songs go to which band, and with my solo stuff, the rhythm section is so different from the other bands, I think it really stands apart,” he said. “I think it’s a little more aggressive than both the other bands.”
Tremonti recorded “All I Was” using ideas rejected by his ALTER BRIDGE bandmates, who felt some of the material was too “speed metal” for their sound. Tremonti revealed, “I tried it with them about 10 times and it would never stick. I didn’t want those ideas to go to waste . . . Now it’s a living, breathing band so we gotta keep it going.”
Tremonti‘s other act, ALTER BRIDGE, released its fourth album, called “Fortress”, last year.