Cry of Achilles

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"Cry of Achilles"
Single by Alter Bridge
from the album Fortress
Released April 22, 2014
Format CD
Length 6:30
Songwriter(s) Myles Kennedy, Brian Marshall, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips
Producer(s) Michael "Elvis" Baskette
Alter Bridge singles chronology
"Addicted to Pain"
(2013) Addicted to Pain2013
"Cry of Achilles"
(2014) Cry of Achilles2014
"Waters Rising"
(2014) Waters Rising2014

"Cry of Achilles" is a song written and performed by the American hard rock band Alter Bridge. It is the second single from the band's fourth studio album Fortress and was released on April 22, 2014.

The song along with "Addicted to Pain" were featured in the 2015 video game Guitar Hero Live.[1]

Music video[edit]

The band along with GeneroTV held a project for fans to create their own music video for the song.[2] An animated music video by SiLee Films was chosen as the winner.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 27


Alter Bridge


  1. ^ Makuch, Eddie (April 24, 2015). "New Guitar Hero's First Songs Revealed". GameSpot. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Alter Bridge - Cry of Achilles". GeneroTV. 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2015.