ALTER BRIDGE // MARK TREMONTI 'FORTRESS' TRACK-BY-TRACK
Posted on September 5, 2013
Alter Bridge guitarist & vocalist Mark Tremonti sat down with the guys at MusicRadar.com to discuss in-depth each track on the bands forthcoming album 'Fortress'. Mark had this to say about the records opening track 'Cry Of Achilles';
"When Myles and I were throwing ideas back and forth, he played me a fingerpicked bit on a nylon-string guitar. It was really great, and I just said to him, ‘Man, we've got to use that for an intro or incorporate it into one of the songs somehow.'
"We kind of put it on the back burner - things like that always seem to happen - but it was too good to forget about. The bulk of the song came about in pre-production; we sat down for a few days and worked on it, and in the end we felt like we caught lightning in a bottle.
"Myles and I both take solos in the song. He takes the first one, the more elastic solo, and I take the second one. He's a great improvisational player; his bends and vibrato are so striking. My solo is more ‘stingy,' I guess, which is a nice complement to what he does."
'Fortress' is released in the UK on 30//09//2013