Alter Bridge unleash new single “Addicted To Pain”

Hard rock all-stars Alter Bridge are back in business with their new single, “Addicted To Pain”, which is currently making it’s rounds on rock radio. The track is the lead single off the band’s upcoming fourth studio album, Fortresswhich is due out on October 8 via EMI Music. The album is now available for pre-order oniTunes, Amazon, and While their last album, 2010′s AB IIIhad good balance between riff and melody, word on the street is that Fortress will be a much heavier, more aggressive outing for the band. Alter Bridge once again worked with their long-time producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, (Incubus, Falling In Reverse, Story Of The Year). The band only has one U.S. show planned for 2013 at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL on October. After that, they head across the pond to embark on a world tour that will run through November 16, with support from Shinedown and Halestorm on select dates.

Alter Bridge formed in 2004 when Creed members Mark Tremonti,Alter Bridge press shot 2010Shot on July 17, 2010July 17, 2010.© Ashley Maile Scott Phillips, and Brian Marshall joined up with vocalist Myles Kennedy. The quartet began writing, and released their debut album, One Day Remains, later that same year via Wind-Up Records. The album hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200, and eventually was certified gold. The band toured hard from 2004-2006 and then began writing new material for their next album. They inked a deal with Universal Republic Records, and released their sophomore effort, Blackbirdin 2007. The disc hit #13 on the Billboard Top 200 #4 on US Top Rock Albums, and #2 on UK Rock Albums. It sold over 47,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. The band embarked on an extensive world tour to support the record, and recorded the live DVD, Live In Amsterdam, in Germany on December 7, 2008. In 2009, Alter Bridge took a break, as Tremonti, Phillips, and Marshall reunited with Scott Stapp for a Creed tour, and Myles Kennedy went to work with Slash. In 2010, they returned triumphantly with their third studio LP, AB III. The album debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200, and the album’s lead single, “Isolation”, hit #1 on Active Rock Radio. The band toured relentlessly, with appearances at some of the world’s biggest festivals including Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Nova Rock Festival, Hellfest Summer Open Air, Download Festival, and Soundwave. In the summer of 2011, the band co-headlined the Carnival of Madness Tour alongside Theory of a Deadman, with special guests Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way, and Emphatic. On November 29, 2011, Alter Bridge recorded their show at Wembley Arena for the live DVD Live at WembleyIt was the largest headlining show of the band’s career.

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