Tremonti’s sophomore release Cauterize is now available worldwide. The album has shot to the top of the iTunes charts where it is currently #1 on the Top Rock Albums and #7 on Top Albums Chart. The album is also #1 on the Amazon.com Hard Rock & Metal Chart. The album features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Garrett Whitlock on drums. Cauterize has been receiving critical acclaim across the board with Revolver recently stating “another successful fusion of thrash metal, soaring solos and Tremonti’s powerful post-grunge vocals.” ArtistDirect recently called the album a “…modern metal masterpiece.” A behind the scenes video recently went live and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/tue7tzMTZYw. Fans can order the album via iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/cauterizedigital and via Fret 12 here: http://smarturl.it/tremonticauterize. Cauterize was produced by long-time friend and collaborator, Michael “Elvis” Baskette.
From the first riffs of album opener “Radical Change” to the final notes of the epic closer “Providence,” it is apparent that Mark Tremonti is at a whole new level with his songwriting. His hard rock/heavy metal influences shine throughout the album on songs like “Flying Monkeys,” “Arm Yourself” and “Sympathy.” The debut single from Cauterize is the up-tempo track “Another Heart.” The song has been moving up the charts and is currently in the Top 40 at Rock radio. The song shot to the Top 5 of the iTunes Rock Singles Chart when it was released. A lyric video was also released and can be seen at: http://bit.ly/1CMQ0ih. A second companion album of all new material from Tremonti called Dust is also completed and more information will be available at a later date.
Tremonti is currently on tour in Europe in support of the new release. The band will be touring around the globe without bassist Wolfgang Van Halen due to the recently announced Van Halen tour. Tanner Keegan has been filling in on bass until Wolfgang returns.
Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in the critically acclaimed AlterBridge and in the multi-platinum rock juggernaut Creed. Having sold over 40 million records worldwide, this is the man behind massive hits like “My Own Prison”, “Higher”, “Isolation” and “Addicted To Pain.” His sound is recognizable and has garnered him a loyal fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him “Guitarist of the Year” three consecutive years in a row, and he ranked as the “fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever” in Total Guitar.