The new songs keep coming as Alter Bridge have followed the release of the singles "Pay No Mind" and "Wouldn't You Rather" with another bruiser, "Take the Crown."

It's another highlight reel of riffs from axeman Mark Tremonti, who even adds some Middle-Easten melodic flourishes deeper into the punchy, brooding track. There's a push and pull to the aggressive rhythms and lead guitar textures, which Myles Kennedy expertly navigates with an impassioned vocal effort.

Read the lyrics below and hear the song toward the bottom of the page.

Under the lights and thunder
We come to life
You roll the bones and wonder
What fate decides

 

The screams, the frenzy reveals the worst
As hearts of many hunger to be first

 

Let’s state the obvious right now
We’ll be victorious, we’ll take the crown
Just like we’ve always done before
You’re digging in we’ll step around
‘Cause in the end we will stand our ground

 

Blood on the diamond flowing
Tears fall tonight
There is no sense in hoping
You won’t survive

 

The sound of fury will shake the Earth
As cowards scurry knowing we’ve returned

 

Let’s state the obvious right now
We’ll be victorious, we’ll take the crown
Just like we’ve always done before
You’re digging in we’ll step around
‘Cause in the end we will stand our ground

 

You will bow down in the end
Now our reign we will defend
Young and impossible
As we stake our claim
In the league of unstoppable
Your resistance in the end will be in vain

 

Let’s state the obvious right now
We’ll be victorious, we’ll take the crown
Just like we’ve always done before
You’re digging in we’ll step around
‘Cause in the end we will stand our ground

 

You’re going down but we’re so sorry
You’re going down but we’re so sorry

"Take the Crown" comes off Alter Bridge's new record, Walk the Sky, which will be released on Oct. 18 through Napalm Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Catch the band on their co-headlining "The Victorious Sky" co-headlining tour with Skillet and special guests Dirty Honey. View the complete list of stops beneath the "Take the Crown" lyric video.

Alter Bridge, "Take the Crown"

Skillet / Alter Bridge

Sept. 22 — Baltimore, Md. @ MECU Pavilion
Sept. 24 — New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
Sept. 25 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Met
Sept. 27 — Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live!
Sept. 28 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live* (Featuring special guest BRKN LOVE)
Sept. 30 — Toronto, Ontario @ REBEL*
Oct. 03 — Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
Oct. 05 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theatre
Oct. 06 — Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
Oct. 08 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Myth Live
Oct. 10 — Chicago, Ill. @ The Chicago Theatre
Oct. 11 — Kansas City, Mo. @Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Oct. 13 — Manchester, Tenn. @ Exit 111 Festival
Oct. 14 — St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
Oct. 16 — Mobile, Ala. @ Saenger Theatre
Oct. 17 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Avondale Brewing Company
Oct. 19 — San Antonio, Texas @ Vibes Event Center
Oct. 20 — Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
Oct. 22 — St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live
Oct. 24 — Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues
Oct. 25 — Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues
*No Dirty Honey

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