It seems that solo albums are becoming more and more of a norm these days- members from bands are venturing out and exploring a different side of their musical talents and producing a solo work as the result. The newest member of the club is Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist and songwriter Mark Tremonti, who is releasing his first solo album this summer.

Tremonti's 12-track album, All I Was, will be hitting stores July 10 via Fret 12 Records, the company which Mark began with Daniel Tremonti and Tom Stanley.

According to the article:

Mark's solo effort, being released under the name Tremonti, showcases his acclaimed guitar playing and incomparable songwriting. The release also marks his debut on lead vocals. Tremonti features Eric Friedman on rhythm guitar and Garrett Whitlock on drums. Mark's Alter Bridge/Creed band mate, Brian Marshall, will be stepping in for the bass duties when Tremonti takes to the road later this year. Long time friend and collaborator Michael "Elvis" Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge, Chevelle and Ratt, produced the album.

The track listing for All I Was is as follows:

1. Leave It Alone
2. So You're Afraid
3. Wish You Well
4. Brains
5. The Things I've Seen
6. You Waste Your Time
7. New Way Out
8. Giving Up
9. Proof
10. All I Was
11. Doesn't Matter
12. Decay

Do you think the album will be better than Alter Bridge or Creed?