ALTER BRIDGE and CREED axesmith/songwriter Mark Tremonti is gearing up for his first-ever solo project this summer. “All I Was” is scheduled for release on July 10 via Fret 12 Records, a company Mark started with his brother, Daniel Tremonti, and Tom Stanley.
Mark‘s solo effort, being released under the name TREMONTI, showcases his acclaimed guitar playing and incomparable songwriting. The release also marks his debut on lead vocals.
TREMONTI features Eric Friedman on rhythm guitar and Garrett Whitlock on drums. Mark‘s ALTER BRIDGE and CREED bandmate Brian Marshal will be stepping in for the bass duties when Tremonti takes to the road later this year. Longtime friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with ALTER BRIDGE, CHEVELLE and TRIVIUM, produced the album.
From the first riffs of album opener “Leave It Alone” to the final notes of the closer “Decay”, it is apparent that Mark‘s playing and songwriting are at a new level. The metal music influences he grew up on ring throughout the album on songs like “So You’re Afraid”, “Wish You Well” and “Giving Up”. Mark finds his voice; literally, stepping up to the microphone for the first time in his career as a lead vocalist. The depth of his voice carries the melodies on songs like “New Way Out” and “Proof”. The first single, “You Waste Your Time”, will be unleashed at Active Rock radio over the next few weeks and will continue the success at the format that Mark has achieved with both of his other projects.
Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for hiswork in multi-platinum rock juggernaut CREED and with the critically acclaimed, fan favorite ALTER BRIDGE. Having sold over 40 million records worldwide, this is the man behind massive hits like “My Own Prison”, “Higher”, and “Isolation” — just to name a few. His sound is recognizable and has garnered him a loyal fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him “Guitarist of the Year” three consecutive years in a row, and he ranked as the “fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever” in Total Guitar.
“All I Was” track listing:
01. Leave It Alone
02. So You’e Afraid
03. Wish You Well
05. The Things I’ve Seen
06. You Waste Your Time
07. New Way Out
08. Giving Up
10. All I Was
11. Doesn’t Matter