Alter Bridge Signs With Universal Republic

After severing ties with Wind-Up in April 2006, rock act Alter Bridge has signed a new deal with Universal Republic. The band's next, as-yet-untitled, album is due in the fall.

After severing ties with Wind-Up in April 2006, rock act Alter Bridge has signed a new deal with Universal Republic. The band's next, as-yet-untitled, album is due in the fall.

The set was recorded in Nashville with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette. It will be the follow-up to Alter Bridge's lone album for Wind-Up, 2004's "One Day Remains." That effort debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 and spawned the rock radio hits "Open Your Eyes" and "Find the Real."

Alter Bridge members Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips previously played with Creed, whose contentious split was a factor in the dissolution of the Wind-Up deal.

A tour is expected to coincide with the new album's release. "The material we've been working on is really aggressive and I think it's the best work we've ever done," Tremonti says. "We can't wait to get back in front of our loyal fans later this year."