ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti spoke to Niclas Müller-Hansen of RockSverige about the progress of the recording sessions for the band’s new album. He said: “Drums are done and bass is starting today [April 19]. I go in next week. We all went in to do pre-production. Myles [Kennedy, vocals] and I write demos and then one by one we’ll go through the demos until we’re satisfied with the record. We arranged 14 songs and then the producer’s, like, ‘Hey, here’s the moment of truth: we have to cut two of them.’ That’s the worst thing, so me and Myles were, like, ‘We’ll both cut one of the songs that we brought.'”

Tremonti went on to say that the follow-up to 2019’s “Walk The Sky” “should come out in September,” with a European tour set to kick off in October.

ALTER BRIDGE released a seven-song EP, “Walk The Sky 2.0”, in November 2020 via Napalm Records. The effort contained live versions of a few of the band’s favorites from “Walk The Sky”“Wouldn’t You Rather”, “Pay No Mind”, “Native Son”, “Godspeed”, “In The Deep” and “Dying Light” — as well as one new studio track, “Last Rites”, which was written, recorded and completed entirely during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Tremonti issued the fifth album from his solo band TREMONTI, titled “Marching In Time”, last September via Napalm Records.

Myles released his sophomore solo album, “The Ides Of March”, last May via Napalm Records.

Tremonti recently partnered with National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to release an album of Frank Sinatra covers titled “Tremonti Sings Sinatra”. The LP of selections from Frank Sinatra‘s catalog will be made available as part of a new charity initiative created by Tremonti called Take A Chance For Charity. Proceeds from the album — scheduled for release on May 27 — will go to support NDSS and the work they do to advocate for and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families.