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  • This Fortress track marked guitarist Mark Tremonti's vocal debut on an Alter Bridge record. The band's usual singer Myles Kennedy told Kerrang!: "It was a song that I felt had that Mark sound - the way he would play the melody and do his guitar thing - it really suited his vocal. It was the David Coverdale approach!"
  • Tremonti explained the song's lyrical content to MusicRadar.com: "I wrote this song about a fictional apocalyptic scenario. Just watching the news every day, every week, it seems as though there's always some way for somebody to end it all. After I'd written this song and I'd heard what Myles had done for 'Bleed It Dry,' I was like, 'Wow, we both went there coincidentally.'"
  • Tremonti's solo happened by mistake. He explained to MusicRadar.com: "I had written a riff that I wasn't feeling, so I was just improvising to see where I could take things. It was one of those situations where you fall down the stairs and you manage to land on your feet."


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