ALTER BRIDGE are set to release their seventh studio album, “Pawns & Kings”, on October 14 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2019’s “Walk The Sky” was once again recorded at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette.
The animated music video for the LP’s second single, the metal-leaning track “Silver Tongue“, can be seen below. The clip, which was created and directed by Ollie Jones of Better Feeling Films (Myles Kennedy, PRODIGY, PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS),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.
“Pawns & Kings” is comprised of 10 all-new epic tracks that are sure to garner ALTER BRIDGE new fans around the globe while satiating their fervent supporters that have been patiently waiting for new music from the band.
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” has a running time of 8:29 and is the longest recorded song in the band’s catalog — a distinction held by “Blackbird” until now. Guitarist 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.
ALTER BRIDGE “Pawns & Kings” track listing:
01. This Is War
02. Dead Among The Living
03. Silver Tongue
04. Sin After Sin
07. Fable Of The Silent Son
08. Season Of Promise
09. Last Man Standing
10. Pawns & Kings