Alter Bridge announce new album Pawns & Kings with epic title track

Alter Bridge
(Image credit: Chuck Brueckmann)

Alter Bridge have made the title track from their forthcoming album Pawns & Kings available on all streaming platforms.

Their seventh full-length album – produced by longtime collaborator Michael 'Elvis' Baskette – will be released on October 14 through Napalm Records, and is described by the band as their "most aggressive collection of songs to date". 

The title-track certainly ramps things up in the heavy stakes, Mark Tremonti's guitars sounding almost percussive with his pounding riffs. Chuck Myles Kennedy's soaring vocal over the top and its fair to say, even if Pawns & Kings is the band's heaviest effort to date, it hasn't lost any of the magic touch that has propelled the band into arenas and sold-out shows around the world. 

Watch the official lyric video below:

Along with the single's release, the band have also revealed the titles for the 10-track album

01. This Is War                                                    
02. Dead Among The Living
03. Silver Tongue
04. Sin After Sin
05. Stay
06. Holiday
07. Fable Of The Silent Son
08. Season of Promise
09. Last Man Standing
10. Pawns & Kings

The band will also visit the UK later in the year as part of their wider European tour. Support comes from Halestorm and Mammoth WVH. The full itinerary is as follows:

1/11: Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
2/11: Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
4/11: Gothenburg, Sweden – Partille Arena
5/11: Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
7/11: Katowice, Poland – MCK
9/11: Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
11/11: Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
12/11: Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Universum
14/11: Budapest, Hungary – Arena
16/11: Paris, France – Palais des Sports
18/11: Madrid, Spain – Vistalegre
20/11: Barcelona, Spain – Razzmataz 1
22/11: Munich, Germany – Zenith
23/11: Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
25/11: Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
26/11: Zagreb, Croatia – Dom Sportova
28/11: Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
30/11: Cologne, Germany – Palladium
1/12: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
05/12: Nottingham, England – Motorpoint Arena
06/12: Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro Arena
08/12: Dublin, Ireland – 3 Arena
9/12: Manchester, England – AO Arena
11/12: Birmingham, England – Resorts World Arena
12/12: London, England – O2 Arena

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Rich Hobson

Staff writer for Metal Hammer, Rich has never met a feature he didn't fancy, which is just as well when it comes to covering everything rock, punk and metal for both print and online, be it legendary events like Rock In Rio or Clash Of The Titans or seeking out exciting new bands like Nine Treasures, Jinjer and Sleep Token.