On the heels of their recently-announced seventh studio album, Pawns & Kings, acclaimed rockers ALTER BRIDGE have released the debut single – the metal-leaning track “Silver Tongue.” Known for the signature dual-guitar attack that is backed by a driving rhythm section, “Silver Tongue” is one of the harder songs in the band’s recent catalog. The quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums have delivered an infectious metal song and an instant classic in the ALTER BRIDGE canon.
The song is currently available via all digital service providers and all digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the single along with the previously released album closer “Pawns & Kings.” The music video for “Silver Tongue” follows two characters who fall under the spell of a painting that comes to life. The painting drags the characters into a dark world and forces them to fight for survival in a classic battle of good versus evil. The animated music video for “Silver Tongue” was created and directed by Ollie Jones of Better Feeling Films (Myles Kennedy, Prodigy, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets) and is now available to view below.
Pawns & Kings – the band’s seventh studio album – is scheduled for worldwide release on October 14 via Napalm Records. The album is comprised of 10 all-new epic tracks that are sure to garner the band new fans around the globe while satiating their fervent supporters that have been patiently waiting for new music from the band. The band released a lyric video for the title track that was released and spawned over 250K views in less than 5 days. The lyric video for “Pawns & Kings” can be seen HERE. Pawns & Kings found ALTER BRIDGE reuniting with longtime collaborator and producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to create a collection of memorable new additions to the band’s impressive catalog.
From the opening riffs of “This Is War” to the title track album closer “Pawns & Kings,” ALTER BRIDGE returns with an album of intense tracks that were born after the cycle for their last album was cut short by the global pandemic. Songs like “Dead Among The Living,” “Silver Tongue” and “Holiday” showcase the signature songwriting the band is known for. The album offers numerous epic adventures, with three songs clocking in over six minutes each. The opus “Fable Of The Silent Son” clocks in at 8:29 and is the longest recorded song in the band’s catalog – a distinction held by “Blackbird” until now. Mark Tremonti steps out of his backing vocal role to take the lead on “Stay,” an introspective ballad that is sure to become a fan favorite live.
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Pawns & Kings track listing:
1. This Is War
2. Dead Among The Living
3. Silver Tongue
4. Sin After Sin
7. Fable Of The Silent Son
8. Season Of Promise
9. Last Man Standing
10. Pawns & Kings
ALTER BRIDGE will tour extensively in support of Pawns & Kings. The band has already announced a tour of Europe for November and December that will make 25 stops over the course of six weeks. The tour kicks off November 1 in Germany and will make stops in Denmark, Sweden, Spain and others before it wraps on December 12 at O2 Arena in the United Kingdom. Longtime friends Halestorm and Mammoth WVH will lend their support on the upcoming European tour. More information on all tour dates and links to tickets can be found at www.alterbridge.com.
Nov 1 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – Sporthalle
Nov 2 – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Falconer
Nov 4 – PARTILLE, SWEDEN – Partille Arena
Nov 5 – OSLO, NORWAY – Sentrum Scene
Nov 7 – KATOWICE, POLAND – MCK
Nov 9 – ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, LUXEMBOURG – Rockhal
Nov 11 – BERLIN, GERMANY – Columbiahalle
Nov 12 – HLAVNÍ MĚSTO PRAHA, CZECH REPUBLIC – O2 Universum
Nov 14 – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Budapest Arena
Nov 16 – PARIS, FRANCE – Palais Des Sports
Nov 18 – MADRID, SPAIN – Vistalegre
Nov 20 – BARCELONA, SPAIN – Razzmataz1
Nov 22 – MUNICH, GERMANY – Zenith
Nov 23 – ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND – Samsung Hall
Nov 25 – ASSAGO, ITALY – Mediolanum Forum
Nov 26 – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Dom Sportova
Nov 28 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Wiener Stadthalle
Nov 30 – KÖLN, GERMANY – Palladium
Dec 1 – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Ziggo Dome
Dec 5 – NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – Motorpoint Arena
Dec 6 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OVO Hydro Arena
Dec 8 – DUBLIN, IRELAND – 3 Arena
Dec 9 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AO Arena
Dec 11 – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Resorts World Arena
Dec 12 – LONDON, ENGLAND – O2 Arena
ALTER BRIDGE have steadily climbed to the forefront of hard rock worldwide. They’ve exceeded all expectations and benchmarks with over a billion streams, millions of units sold, glowing critical acclaim, real estate on the covers of Classic Rock Magazine and Guitar World, and storied sets at Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and Download Festival. On this journey, 2004’s debut LP One Day Remains bowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 and went gold. In 2007, Blackbird’s title track took flight on the wings of the “Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time,” as voted in Guitarist Magazine, while countless fans etched its lyrics and logo onto their bodies. That album also recently went gold in the United Kingdom. Critical plaudits surrounded the 2013 opus Fortress with “5-out-of-5 stars” from KERRANG! and Total Guitar, as well as Eddie Trunk’s declaration of, “A Top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero saw them return to the Top 10 on the Top 200. Maintaining this momentum, Walk The Sky made impressions around the globe when it reached #1 on the US Billboard Top Albums, Top 200 Alternative Albums, Top 200 Hard Rock Albums and Top 200 Rock Albums charts, as well as #1 on Canada’s Top Hard Music Albums chart. The album also hit #1 on the Swiss Album charts, landed in the Top 5 on the Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Scotland and Switzerland charts and closed out the year on Loudwire’s “The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019.” These musicians have unassumingly done all of this with a quiet dedication to writing meaningful songs and performing unforgettable shows (and they’ve delivered both with almost alarming consistency). Still, the influential quartet—Myles Kennedy [vocals, guitar], Mark Tremonti [guitar, vocals], Brian Marshall [bass], and Scott Phillips [drums]—ascend to yet another level on 2022’s Pawns & Kings [Napalm Records]. It is the culmination of almost two decades together soaked in blood, sweat, tears, and the triumph earned through never giving up. It represents the bandmates’ dedication to one another and their collective devotion to a devout fanbase.