Alter Bridge continues to demonstrate their ability to push their career to new milestones. Their newest release, The Last Hero, marks a return to the Top 10 on the Billboard charts for the band in the United States; their first since their debut release, 2004’s One Day Remains. The band landed at #8 this week on the Billboard 200 with over 27,800 units consumed via sales and streaming. The band also hit #4 on the Top Current Albums chart selling almost 27,000 (26,955 sold), landed at #2 on the Rock Chart and the band’s first-ever #1 album on the Independent Albums Chart. The Last Hero topped charts around the globe as well landing at #6 in Australia, #5 in Germany, #8 in Italy, #2 in Scotland, and #3 in the United Kingdom. The album is available at all physical and digital retailers via Caroline in the United States/Canada and Napalm Records throughout the rest of the world. The Last Hero was produced by longtime friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Tremonti, Trivium, etc) and mastered by GRAMMY® award winner Ted Jensen.
The first single from The Last Hero is the politically-charged rocker “Show Me A Leader.” The song has been climbing the Active Rock charts with a bullet where it currently sits at #18. The official video for the single was released last month and has been viewed over 718,000 times since it was released.
From the first notes of album opener “Show Me A Leader” to the final notes of the epic title track “The Last Hero,” it is clear that Alter Bridge are back with their most complete musical work to date. While exploring musical influences and styles from throughout the band’s twelve-year history, The Last Hero has a unifying thread starting with the idea of timeless heroism. Songs like “Poison In Your Veins” and “Losing Patience” capture the signature sound that have recruited Alter Bridge fans around the world. The band also explores their softer side with the heartfelt rocker “My Champion” and the emotional ballad “You Will Be Remembered.” The latest album has received almost unanimous critical acclaim with Revolver declaring, “With The Last Hero, Alter Bridge have shattered preconceptions, stretched previous boundaries and created a deluxe fortress armed with more firepower than many bands that are far more aggressive.” Kerrang Magazine also proclaimed,“BIG, BOMBASTIC, BRILLIANT – Rock’s most consistently thrilling heroes ride again!” and Rock Revolt praising, “Your next Iron Maiden or Metallica is here; it’s Alter Bridge.”
Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ABIII was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few.