Alter Bridge's members have set aside all of their other projects and are currently in the midst of writing for their next record. The group has yet to reveal when their fourth studio album will arrive in stores, but given the discussion of a fall tour, it's likely that a late summer / early fall street date will eventually be revealed.

Guitarist Mark Tremonti recently stated that he expected the band's next effort to be packed with "high energy" songs, and now bassist Brian Marshall is giving fans a little more insight as to what's going down in the studio.

recording update

It was previously stated that the band was hoping to regroup in late April to begin writing, but it looks as though everyone has cleared their schedules to get an early jump on things. Tremonti previously explained that the plan was to start recording in earnest this summer, with a tour tentatively slated for September.

However, Alter Bridge recently teased via their website that their first tour dates of 2013 would be announced within the next two weeks. Stay tuned for details on their concerts coming soon.