Alter Bridge Severs Ties With Wind-Up
Rock act Alter Bridge has split with Wind-Up Records, which released its 2004 debut, "One Day Remains."Rock act Alter Bridge has split with Wind-Up Records, which released its 2004 debut, "One Day Remains." Alter Bridge members Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips previously played with Creed, the most commercially successful artist in Wind-Up's history. Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp remains signed to the label.
"There are a lot of people who believed that Creed would get back together. It didn't help that some people tried to portray that to the public and even push for it behind the scenes," Tremonti says in a statement. "But with this termination, I think everyone will realize that Creed is officially in our past. Creed will never exist as a band again. We've moved on and we hope that everyone else can move on too."
Alter Bridge is eyeing a spring 2007 release for its next studio album but has yet to choose a new label partner. The band is also considering releasing a live album beforehand.
This summer, Alter Bridge will visit the European festival circuit, beginning May 31 in Essen, Germany. Two Florida warm-up gigs are on tap on May 23 in Ft. Walton Beach and May 26 in Tallahassee.
"We'd love to be able to share some of the new music with our fans," Tremonti says. "In the past, we've always had to consider leaks and label opinions with new material but there are very few rules for us right now so we're keeping all of our options open."