One of the most popular bands of the last decade call it a day…

CREED have split after eight years and after selling almost 30 million albums.

The band, who have released three huge selling albums, have decided to call it a day to start working on other projects.

A statement from the band reads: “Songwriter/ guitarist Mark Tremonti has decided to join forces with drummer Scott Phillips, original Creed bassist Brian Marshall and former Mayfield Four singer/ songwriter Myles Kennedy. The new band, named Alter Bridge, will release their debut album on August 10 of this year.

Creed songwriter / singer Scott Stapp has been busy in the studio writing and recording over the past several months. His first post-Creed recording will be featured on an album coming on August 31 via Wind-up Records that will pool together superstar talent, as they individually offer compositions inspired by the film ‘The Passion Of The Christ’.”

Tremonti commented, “It’s kind of sad to end a chapter of your life, but it’s also exciting to be starting a new one. We’ll always be proud of the music we made with Creed, but Alter Bridge gives me the opportunity to start over with a different perspective and a more evolved direction. This band begins and ends with the love of the music.”

Stapp added: “Creed was one of the most amazing journeys through music and friendship I am blessed to say I was a part of. I made memories I can never replace! I just want to thank the fans who supported us and became a part of the Creed experience. We could not have accomplished anything without you! (fans).”

There are currently plans for a Greatest Hits compilation this year.