In 2010 Mark Tremonti, lead guitarist of Alter Bridge, formed his solo project Tremonti as an outlet for the prolific songwriter’s material that was not suitable for his main band. Recruiting former Submersed members Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock, he went into the studio in 2011, recording his debut album, All I Was, during a period of three months when Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy was out on the road with Slash. The album, which was warmly received by critics, showcased a remarkably different sound from the guitarist’s previous work: heavy, fast thrash metal pronouncedly influenced by early Metallica, yet featuring a strongly melodic core with hints of the post-grunge sound that made his other bands so popular. Cauterize, his sophomore solo outing, arrived in 2015 and featured bass work from Wolfgang Van Halen.
After a visit to this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting we will welcome Tremonti to Trix Antwerp on Friday December 18.