Tremonti are an American hard rock band formed by Creed and Alter Bridge lead guitarist Mark Tremonti with guitarist Eric Friedman and drummer Garrett Whitlock, both former members of the Texas band Submersed. Others who have played with the band include guitarist Wolfgang Van Halen and bassists Brian Marshall and Tanner Keegan. Tremonti is hailed as one of the best heavy metal guitarists in the business, with Guitar World naming him Guitarist of the Year three times. The band's first album 'All I Was' went to number five on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums Chart in 2012 with their second, 'Cauterize' (2015), reaching number two and 'Dust' (2016) peaking at number three. Fourth album ' A Dying Machine' came out in 2018 and they scheduled to tour Europe supporting Iron Maiden.