Tremonti Announce May Release for New ‘Cauterize’ Album
Tremonti's second album has a release date — and a name.
The band went back into the studio last fall, re-enlisting Wolfgang Van Halen to lay down bass and background vocals. Van Halen, who stepped in as Tremonti's touring bassist in 2012, kept fans in the loop with a series of tweets and Instagram photos from the studio — just one part of an extremely active social media campaign for the new LP.
Titled Cauterize, the album is scheduled to arrive in May. Last month, Tremonti posted an assortment of samples from the record, and they've also uploaded a Cauterize teaser video, which you can watch at the top of this post.
"It's an exciting process," frontman Mark Tremonti said of the sessions for the new record during a 2014 interview with Cryptic Rock. "I’m trying to make it more dynamic; make the heavier stuff heavier and make the atmospheric stuff more atmospheric. I'm trying to do the best with what I've got."
Tremonti alluded to touring plans for 2015, either for his solo band or for Alter Bridge, but they could be complicated by Wolfgang's budding solo career: During his recent Q&A session at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Eddie Van Halen announced that Wolfgang was hard at work on his own album, which he expects to see out "probably end of the year."
"Wait until you hear his record," said Eddie. "This is not Pop talking, this is real talk. It blew my mind."