Tremonti is an American heavy metal band founded and fronted by lead vocalist and guitarist Mark Tremonti, best known as the guitarist of the American rock band Creed, and the lead guitarist of American rock band Alter Bridge. The band also consists of rhythm guitarist Eric Friedman and drummer Garrett Whitlock. Bassist Wolfgang Van Halen was in the band between 2012 to 2017.
What originally started as a Mark Tremonti solo project evolved into a fully fledged band after the release of the group’s first album, All I Was, in July 2012. That album featured Tremonti himself playing guitar in addition to lead vocals, and the band was joined by Tremonti’s Creed and Alter Bridge band mate Brian Marshall playing bass on tour until his departure later that year. He was replaced by Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, who contributed to the band’s second album, Cauterize, which was released on June 9, 2015. The band also has another album, entitled Dust, in April 2016, serving as a continuation to Cauterize.
Tremonti began expressing interest in releasing a solo album in 2010. “The bands are so different,” he said of his two current main projects. “And I write so much. I’m going to do a solo record because there are some songs that I’d hate to think wouldn’t see the light of day because they don’t work for Creed or Alter Bridge.”He is playing guitar and singing lead on all of the songs himself, and former Submersed members Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock perform on the record as well. Tremonti described the music as “melody driven,” and in a May 2011 interview, Tremonti said that it would be a “heavier-sounding” thrash metal album. He later said that the album is “probably heavier than either Creed or Alter Bridge,” and that it would have “lots of soloing”.
Mark Tremonti, in February 2018, announced the band’s new album A Dying Machine, produced by Michael Baskette, who produced all the band’s previous albums and the last four Alter Bridge records as well.
The band’s music is a departure from Mark Tremonti’s main bands, featuring more of a speed metal influence with melodic vocals.
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