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A Dying Machine is the fourth studio album and first concept album by heavy metal band Tremonti. It was released on June 8, 2018 via Napalm Records.[3] The record was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who produced Tremonti's past three records and also produced Alter Bridge's records. The album is accompanied by a full-length novel under the same name written by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, tying together loose ends of the album's plot.[4][5] Front-man and guitarist Mark Tremonti stated that the album is the most dynamic and diverse in his entire catalog.[6] The album's first radio single, "Take You With Me", was released April 16, 2018. The single peaked at number 32 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in June 2018.[7][8]

A Dying Machine
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 8, 2018
Recorded2017–2018
StudioStudio Barbarosa, Orlando, Florida
GenreThrash metal, speed metal, alternative metal, hard rock[1]
Length61:28
LabelNapalm
ProducerMichael "Elvis" Baskette
Tremonti chronology
Dust
(2016)
A Dying Machine
(2018)
Singles from A Dying Machine
  1. "A Dying Machine"
    Released: April 6, 2018
  2. "Take You With Me"
    Released: April 16, 2018
  3. "Bringer of War"
    Released: May 11, 2018
  4. "As the Silence Becomes Me[2]"
    Released: June 1, 2018
  5. "Trust"
    Released: September 28, 2018

Contents

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Tremonti.

No.TitleLength
1."Bringer of War"4:53
2."From the Sky"3:42
3."A Dying Machine"6:19
4."Trust"4:39
5."Throw Them to the Lions"3:20
6."Make It Hurt"4:12
7."Traipse"4:23
8."The First the Last"4:41
9."A Lot Like Sin"4:32
10."The Day When Legions Burned"3:09
11."As The Silence Becomes Me"5:17
12."Take You With Me"4:20
13."Desolation"4:29
14."Found" (instrumental)3:57
Total length:61:28
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Cryptic Rock     [9]
LoudwirePositive[10]

PersonnelEdit

Tremonti

  • Mark Tremonti – lead vocals, guitar, arrangement
  • Eric Friedman – guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals, arrangement, strings, keyboards, programming
  • Garrett Whitlock – drums, arrangement

Additional musicians

  • Michael "Elvis" Baskette – arrangement, strings, keyboards, programming
  • Jef Moll – arrangement, strings, keyboards, programming

Production

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 71
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 51
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 103
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[15] 50
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 18
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[17] 31
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[18] 6
Scottish Albums (OCC)[19] 9
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 19
US Billboard 200[22] 57
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[23] 3
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[24] 4
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[25] 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tremonti's 'A Dying Machine' Is Their Best Album Yet". Loudwire. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "Hear Tremonti's New Song, "As the Silence Becomes Me"". Guitar World.
  3. ^ "Tremonti's 'A Dying Machine' Is Their Best Album Yet". Loudwire. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "TREMONTI: More 'A Dying Machine' Album Details Revealed". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. March 28, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mark Tremonti Discusses Concept Album 'A Dying Machine': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "MARK TREMONTI On 'A Dying Machine': 'I Tried To Make The Music As Dynamic And Diverse As Any Album'". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. June 9, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Rock Music: Top Mainstream Rock Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Napalm Records (April 16, 2018), TREMONTI - Take You With Me (Official Video) | Napalm Records, retrieved June 10, 2018
  9. ^ Tanzi, Vito (June 4, 2018). "Tremonti - A Dying Machine (Album Review)". crypticrock.com. Cryptic Rock.
  10. ^ Childers, Chad (June 7, 2018). "Tremonti's 'A Dying Machine' Is Their Best Album Yet - Album Review". loudwire.com.
  11. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #477". auspOp. June 16, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Tremonti – A Dying Machine" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tremonti – A Dying Machine" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tremonti – A Dying Machine" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Tremonti – A Dying Machine" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tremonti – A Dying Machine" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  17. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2018. 24. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tremonti – A Dying Machine". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  22. ^ "Tremonti Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  23. ^ "Tremonti Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  24. ^ "Tremonti Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  25. ^ "Tremonti Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.