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By Greg Maki
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On the business side, it might be harder for a band to exist now than it ever has been. But in the world of hard rock and metal, that hasn’t stopped countless acts from releasing album after album of quality material. Anyone who says there’s no good music today hasn’t looked past the FM dial. The previous year was one of the strongest in recent memory, highlighted by a number of veteran acts releasing albums that stand up to the best of their impressive back catalogues and newer bands still carving out names for themselves. Here are my favorites of 2016. (more…)

Alter Bridge

Since forming in 2004, Alter Bridge has seen its stock steadily rise in the hard rock realm, its prominence emphasized by a full-fledged arena tour of Europe to close out 2016. On Jan. 20, the band–vocalist/guitarist Myles Kennedy, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips–will kick off its first North American headlining tour in support of its latest album (see dates below), the superb 2016 release The Last Hero. Though the album is Alter Bridge’s first since 2013, the band members haven’t taken much time off. Kennedy fronts Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash’s solo band and has been working on his own solo material; Tremonti leads his eponymous, speed metal-influenced band; and Phillips hits the skins for Projected, featuring members of Sevendust and Tremonti’s band. Live Metal’s Greg Maki recently caught up with Kennedy to discuss the new album, tour and more. (more…)

Disturbed

Disturbed

Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin today announced tour dates and venues for their upcoming co-headlining summer amphitheater tour, with more still to come. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will see the two rock bands hit the road starting July 9 in Syracuse, New York, and will include stops in more than 20 cities across North America. Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia will join as special guests. (more…)

Mark Tremonti

Mark Tremonti

Tremonti, the band led by Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, will release its third album, Dust, on April 29 via Fret 12. The cover artwork can be seen below. According to a teaser video featuring a clip of the new song “Catching Fire,” which also can be seen below, new tour dates will be announced soon, as well.

Dust was recorded during the same sessions as last year’s Cauterize. It features Tremonti on vocals and guitar, Eric Friedman on guitar, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Garrett Whitlock on drums. (Tanner Keegan replaced Van Halen last year in the touring band.) Michael “Elvis” Baskette produced both albums.

“I wanted both records to flow nice within themselves,” Tremonti told Live Metal in an interview last year. “If I had two slower songs, I’d put one on one record and one on the other, and try and make the records evenly.” (more…)

Seether has announced the fourth annual Rise Above Fest will take place Saturday, Aug. 6, at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. The lineup features Disturbed, Volbeat, Seether, Alter Bridge, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Memphis May Fire, We Came as Romans, Beartooth, I Prevail and more to be announced.

Proceeds from the festival will go to SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). The goal of the festival is to bring awareness to this global epidemic and reduce the stigma surrounding depression and mental illness. (more…)

DisturbedDisturbed and Breaking Benjamin today announced a co-headlining summer amphitheater tour. Produced by Live Nation, the two rock bands, along with Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia, will hit the road starting in July and will stop in more than 20 cities throughout North America, including Boston, Toronto, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Detroit. More information on the tour, including dates and venues, will be announced over the coming weeks.

A Facebook post by Disturbed listed the following the cities for the tour: (more…)

Tremonti, from left: Eric Friedman, Mark Tremonti, Wolfgang Van Halen and Garrett Whitlock

Tremonti, from left: Eric Friedman, Mark Tremonti, Wolfgang Van Halen and Garrett Whitlock

After conquering the world with two bands (Creed and Alter Bridge), Mark Tremonti is on his way to doing it again leading a third, the appropriately named Tremonti. The group—which, in addition to its namesake on lead guitar and vocals, features guitarist Eric Friedman, drummer Garrett Whitlock and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen—is an outlet for Mark’s heavier side, a nod to the music on which he grew up. Its second album, Cauterize, will be released June 9 via Fret 12, and record number three, Dust, is already in the can, too. As the band wrapped up a U.S. tour and prepared to head to Europe, Tremonti called in to Live Metal’s Greg Maki to discuss his eponymous band, the new album and more. (more…)

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Mark Tremonti

Mark Tremonti

Tremonti, the band formed by Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, has unveiled the cover art for its upcoming sophomore release, Cauterize, due June 9 via Fret 12. The album, which follows the band’s 2012 debut, All I Was, was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who has worked with both Alter Bridge and Slash. (more…)