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Tremonti make their thunderous return on new single, If Not For You

Mark Tremonti performs live in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2019
(Image credit: Gonzales Photo/Nikolaj Bransholm/PYMCA-Avalon/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

When Tremonti – the band led by Alter Bridge/Creed guitar-slinger Mark Tremonti – announced their fifth studio album, Marching in Time, a couple weeks ago, they promised “thrash-induced fret fireworks, wrecking ball grooves, and searing melodies.”

From the sounds of the album's lead single, the newly-released If Not For You, Tremonti's a man of his word.

Armed, as always, with his signature PRS electric guitar, Tremonti unleashes a bounty of sledgehammer rhythm work, with Eric Friedman delivering some cascading leads in turn.

It's Tremonti though, who lights up the song with a climactic solo that blends speed, his blues influences and a keen melodic sense. You can give the tune a spin below. 

Set for a September 24 release via Napalm Records, Marching in Time was produced by Tremonti's longtime collaborator, Michael “Elvis” Baskette. It follows the band's 2019 concept album, A Dying Machine.

You can preorder the album here (opens in new tab), and check out its cover art and track list below.

Tremonti – Marching In Time

(Image credit: Napalm Records)

Tremonti – Marching In Time:

  1. A World Away
  2. Now And Forever
  3. If Not For You
  4. Thrown Further
  5. Let That Be Us
  6. The Last One Of Us
  7. In One Piece
  8. Under The Sun
  9. Not Afraid To Lose
  10. Bleak
  11. Would You Kill
  12. Marching In Time

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.