Best known as the guitarist of the rock band Creed and progressive-metal band Alter Bridge, Mark Tremonti returns with his founded and fronted alternative-metal band Tremonti. The Orlando, Florida based band first debuted in 2012, signed to FRET 12 Records releasing ‘All I Was’ on July 17, 2012 and reaching the number five spot on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums. Tremonti’s follow up ‘Cauterize’, released June 8, 2015 at the same time recorded their third album ‘Dirt’, which was later released April 29, 2016. Now with Napalm Records, Tremonti is set to release ‘A Dying Machine’ in 2018.
‘A Dying Machine’ contains 14 power driven tracks varying in intensity with tracks like album opener Bringer Of War, title track A Dying Machine and closer Found. Each track gets stronger and stronger as the album progresses, the intensity drives the album beginning to end. Typical in fashion, Tremonti delivers with their new release. Their new 2018 release is Tremonti’s fourth full-length studio release as well as their first release since signing with Napalm Records, the album was produced by well-known producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette. The 2018 release showcases Mark’s unique songwriting and his signature vocal style, backed by punishing riffs and fiery solos heard throughout.
Make It Hurt opens with a muffled sound that quickly breaks into full-blown sound as thundering drummed beats keep the pace going. Mark’s clear and commanding vocals deliver a thrilling account accompanied by electrifying guitar riffs leading into a harmonic echoing power solo. As Make It Hurt intensifies, Mark breaks into a second ear piercing solo bringing the familiar in-your-face Tremonti sound.
The Day When Legions Burn keeps the progressive metal aggressiveness going with the track’s opening of thunderous drummed beats joined by hastened crunching guitar riffs. Pulsating drums follow alongside powerful guitars and dynamic vocals. Mark’s non-stop emphatic vocals vary from strident to melodic throughout as he begins his signature earsplitting solo. The Day When Legions Burn once again showcases the profound talent Tremonti possesses and delivers to the album.
‘A Dying Machine’ is solid album through and through embodying everything Tremonti has achieved since his time in Creed, as well as his time with current label mate Myles Kennedy in Alter Bridge. Vocal and musical talents go into overdrive as the album progresses, the detail and clarity flows from song to song, giving the listener the opportunity to take in each word and bring them into another state of mind. The heaviness of tracks like From The Sky and Throw Them To The Lions balance alongside catchy singles like Take You With Me and The First The Last. Tremonti will set off in June in support of their new album, they also will be opening for Iron Maiden throughout Europe in July. The band has also confirmed spots at Carolina Rebellion, Lunatic Luau, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest and Wacken Open Air. ‘A Dying Machine’ releases on Napalm Records everywhere on June 8, 2018.
You can pre-order your copy of ‘A Dying Machine’, out June 8th via Napalm Records HERE!