Hear Alter Bridge’s Hard-Hitting, Soaring New Song “Take the Crown”

Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti may have said to expect the band’s new album Walk the Sky to be “kinda like a John Carpenter movie – this old school synth-wave kind of vibe” in an interview with Kerrang earlier this year. But with their latest single, “Take the Crown,” the hard rockers prove they’ve still got riffs for days and the kind of songs to get a whole stadium on its feet.

Featuring Tremonti’s soaring guitar licks holding up Myles Kennedy’s powerful vocal performance, the track is primed to join the band’s other singles from this record cycle on a climb to the top of the charts. Radio-ready but still chock full of meaty, staccato riffs, “Take the Crown” perfectly pairs the catchy sounds of popular rock with a bit of power-metal bombast.

The accompanying lyric video features an interesting mélange of cool-toned imagery dancing about the screen while the lyrics scroll across in sleek script. From Greco-Roman statues to an angelic figure rising up into the air, the video is one long fist raised to the sky to match the mood of the music.

Alter Bridge’s Walk the Sky will be out October 18th via Napalm Records. Check the band out on their extensive tour this fall:

September 19 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
September 21 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
September 22 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
September 24 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
September 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
September 27 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
September 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
September 30 – Toronto, On @ Rebel
October 1 – Montreal, QC @ M-Telus
October 3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
October 6 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
October 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live
October 10 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
October 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
October 13 – Manchester, TN @ Exit 111 Festival
October 14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 16 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
October 17 – Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company
October 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
October 20 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
October 22 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
October 24 -Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
October 25 – Orlando, FL @ House Of BluesNovember 12 – Copenhagen, DEN @ KB Hallen
November 14 – Helsinki, FIN @ Ice Hall Black Box
November 16 – Stockholm, SWE @ Hovet
November 17- Oslo, NOR @ Sentrum Scene
November 19- Hamburg, GER @ Sporthalle
November 20 – Berlin, GER @ Columbiahalle
November 22- Leipzig, GER @ Hause Auensee
November 23- Warsaw, POL @ Hala Kolo
November 26- Cologne, GER @ Palladium
November 27- Munich, GER @ Zenith
November 29- Vienna, AUS @ Gasometer
December 1 – Zurich, SWI @ Halle 622
December 2 – Milan, ITA @ Mediolanum Forum
December 4 – Barcelona, SPA @ St. Jordi Club
December 6 – Lisbon, POR @ Sala Tejo
December 7 – Madrid, SPA @ Palacio Vistalegre
December 9 – Paris, FRA @ Olympia
December 10 – Amsterdam, HOL @ AFAS Live
December 12 – Brussels, BEL @ Cirque Royal
December 14 – Nottingham, ENG @ Motorpoint Arena
December 15 – Manchester, ENG @ Manchester Arena
December 17 – Glasgow, SCO @ SSE Hydro Arena
December 18 – Birmingham, ENG @ Birmingham Arena
December 20 – Cardiff, WAL @ Motorpoint Arena
December 21 – London, ENG @ O2 Arena