Tremonti — “My Last Mistake”
Album: A Dying Machine
Release Date: June 8, 2018
Standout Tracks: “Desolation,” “Traipse,” “A Dying Machine,” “Trust,” “The First The Last,” “As the Silence Becomes Me,” and “A Lot Like Sin”
I have labeled half of the album as “standout,” if that is any indication of my love for Tremonti’s A Dying Machine. I had a pretty good idea from the moment the title track, which is the core of this rock opera, was released that I was going to adore this record, but nothing could have prepared me for the perfection that would soon be gracing my ears. A Dying Machine kicks off with the hard-hitting “Bringer of War” and carries the listener on an intriguing musical journey, concluding with the instrumental “Found.” In the middle is some of the best work I have heard from Tremonti.
While staying true to their metal influences with such songs as “From the Sky” and the blistering “The Day When Legions Burned,” Tremonti also takes a left turn into the unexpected (“Take You With Me”) and the emotional (“Desolation”). They have used everything in their creative arsenal to tell us this story.
A Dying Machine is the perfect lovechild of its predecessors, yet it surpasses all of them. With each album, the band — consisting of Mark Tremonti, Eric Friedman, and Garrett Whitlock — has evolved. Their musical prowess has reached new levels, enabling them to take chances that certainly have paid off. Mark has grown as a lyricist, and his vocals on this latest effort are magnificent. His performance on the title track from Dust, as well as “Unable to See,” heralded what was to come; however, he pushes himself further on A Dying Machine, using his voice to evoke emotion more than he ever has before.
I can’t praise Tremonti enough for their unwavering dedication to this new wave of metal, heavy and melodic, unafraid to include a softer, more vulnerable side, or to bring in elements that supposedly have no place in the genre (something Mark has been doing with Alter Bridge for years). These unique inclusions are what make Tremonti stand out. In fact, they make the band rise above many of its contemporaries.
Offering a breath of fresh air to the hard rock/metal scene, A Dying Machine is my pick for Album of the Year. I’m sure it’s no surprise that I rate this record 5/5 stars.
And keep your eyes open: there will be a book based on A Dying Machine.
I shouldn’t love this as much as I do. Mark Tremonti and Eric Friedman play “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” on a Hello Kitty guitar and ukulele, respectively.
I woke up to several tour announcements this morning, and I am excited!
1. Starting at the end of this month, Amerakin Overdose will be bringing The Great Amerakin Tour 2018 to several cities. Here’s a full list of dates:
2. Mushroomhead is headlining the first inaugural Summer of Screams Tour. The other acts vary by date. The Browning and Psychostick will be accompanying them from 8/17 to 8/31. Kissing Candice, Unsaid Fate, and Voodoo Terror Tribe will be openers from 8/17 to 8/30. Earthcaller is on the bill from 8/31 to 9/15, and Powerman 5000 from 9/2 to 9/15.
3. Godsmack and Shinedown are extending their tour into the fall and adding Asking Alexandria to the lineup! (They have From Ashes to New during the summer.) Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8th.
- 9/21/2018 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SC
- 9/22/2018 – Greensboro Coliseum Complex – Greensboro, NC
- 9/24/2018 – Von Braun Center – Huntsville, AL
- 9/26/2018 – BancorpSouth Arena – Tupelo, MS
- 10/2/2018 – Swiftel Center – Brookings, SD
- 10/5/2018 – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark – Billings, MT
- 10/7/2018 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA
- 10/9/2018 – Taco Bell Arena, Boise State University – Boise, ID
- 10/10/2018 – Angel of the Winds Arena – Everett, WA
- 10/11/2018 – Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
4. The lineup for Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky, has been released! Bands include Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Breaking Benjamin, Godsmack, Shinedown, Tremonti, Black Stone Cherry, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Billy Idol, Asking Alexandria, Blacktop Mojo, and more. The three-day festival will take place September 28th through the 30th.
5. Cane Hill, King 810, and The Last Ten Seconds of Life are touring in July and August. Dates below:
Sisters Doll: “Strutt”
Asking Alexandria: “Someone, Somewhere” (Acoustic)
Wayward Sons: “Don’t Wanna Go”
Gwenmarie White: “Skjemt Blod” (Bad Blood)
BrokenRail: “Ghosts of Tomorrow”
Trophy Eyes: “You Can Count On Me”
Veld: “Hatred Forever Dispersed”
Coheed & Cambria: “The Dark Sentencer”
Good Charlotte: “Actual Pain”
Bad Wolves: “Change (In the House of Flies)”
Slightly Stoopid ft. Chali 2na: “Higher Now”
Tremonti: “As the Silence Becomes Me”
Jesus Piece: “Curse of the Serpent”
Bury Tomorrow: “Knife of Gold”
Leprous: “Golden Prayers”
Hollywood Undead: “Gotta Let Go”
Atrocity: “Bloodshed and Triumph”
The 1975: “Give Yourself a Try”
Chelsea Grin: “Hostage”
Bad Wolves: “Remember When”
Fit For a King: “Tower of Pain”
Mayday Parade: “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning”
At Most Fear ft. Fronzilla: “Wicked”
Virgil: “Will It Blend?”
Aloe Blacc: “Brooklyn in the Summer”
Deafheaven: “Near” (preview)
Bastille: “Quarter Past Midnight”
August Burns Red: “King of Sorrow”
10 Years: “Burnout”
Bleeding Through: “Fade Into the Ash”
Jonathan Davis: “Basic Needs”
Attila: “Still About It”
Selena Gomez: “Back To You”
The Veer Union: “Save Yourself”
LSD ft. Sia, Diplo, and Labrinth: “Audio”
John Mayer: “New Light”
Meghan Trainor: “Let You Be Right”
Charlie Puth (ft. Kehlani): “Done For Me”
Dave Matthews Band: “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”
Tremonti: “Bringer of War”
Snakebite: “Beyond the Rust”
Graveyard: “The Fox”
Aelonia: “Zombie” (The Cranberries cover)
I am so stoked because Tremonti has released their first single from their upcoming album. Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the title track from A Dying Machine:
Let me know what you think in the comments!
As I’m sure most of my followers know, I love all things Mark Tremonti. He is just so talented and a humble sweetheart. Ever since I listened to 2012’s All I Was, I have been a huge fan of his side project, Tremonti. It goes without saying that I have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up to Dust (2016) … And the wait is almost over.
This week, the announcement came that the next album, entitled A Dying Machine, will be released on June 8th. You can go here to preorder the record.
The band also shared a teaser of the second track, “From the Sky,” on YouTube.
1. Bringer Of War
2. From The Sky
3. A Dying Machine
5. Throw Them To The Lions
6. Make It Hurt
8. The First, The Last
9. A Lot Like Sin
10. The Day When Legions Burned
11. As The Silence Becomes Me
12. Take You With Me
In case you’ve missed the fact that I’m obsessed with Mark Tremonti’s music, both with Alter Bridge and his side project 😉 Cauterize is the heaviest of the Tremonti Project’s albums, so if that’s what you’re hunting for, look no further! Aside from “Fall Again,” my favorite track is “Flying Monkeys.”
Oh. My. God.