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Monte Pittman

From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Monte Pittman News

Below is our complete Monte Pittman news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Metal Blade CEO To Appear On Howard Stern

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel will appear alongside guitarist Monte Pittman on this Thursday's edition of "The Howard Stern Wrap Up Show." The show airs at 11:00 AM EST on Howard 101 on SiriusXM and repeats throughout the day.

They will discuss this week's happening's on The Howard Stern Show and Monte's new album "Inverted Grasp of Balance," which was released this past Friday via Metal Blade Records and can be heard below. More...

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Monte Pittman Streaming Full Album

Monte Pittman is set to release his new album "Inverted Grasp of Balance" this September 23rd via Metal Blade Records. But before it is released, fans will have the chance to listen to the album in its entirety - check it out below.

1. Panic Attack
2. Arisen in Broad Daylight
3. Guilty Pleasure
4. The Times Are Changing
5. Double Edged Sword
6. Cadabra
7. Pride Comes Before the Fall
8. California
9. Be Very Afraid
10. Obliterated
11. Skeleton Key
12. New Blood Keeps Us Alive More...

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Monte Pittman Wants You To "Be Very Afraid"

For a preview of Monte Pittman's new album "Inverted Grasp Of Balance" (due out September 23rd worldwide) check out new single "Be Very Afraid" below.

Pittman comments: "'Be Very Afraid' is the second single on 'Inverted Grasp Of Balance'. It's up-tempo and takes you on a roller coaster of dynamics. I love what my friend, Richard Christy, does on the drums after the guitar solo.

"I wrote it about when I lived in a house that was haunted. When friends would stay over, they would tell me they saw shadows that they felt like were staring at them. It's also a take on the housing market crash a few years ago. I put it all together and came up with this song."

1. Panic Attack
2. Arisen in Broad Daylight
3. Guilty Pleasure
4. The Times Are Changing
5. Double Edged Sword
6. Cadabra
7. Pride Comes Before the Fall
8. California
9. Be Very Afraid
10. Obliterated
11. Skeleton Key
12. New Blood Keeps Us Alive More...

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Monte Pittman Posts "Pride Comes Before The Fall"

With his fourth full-length, "Inverted Grasp Of Balance," Monte Pittman has once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution.

"I knew exactly the album I wanted to make," he states. "I wanted to make the heaviest and craziest music I ever have. I really feel that it's an album that will grab you and demand your attention."

The album will drop September 23rd, and today an art video for the song "Pride Comes Before the Fall" is available below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Panic Attack
2. Arisen in Broad Daylight
3. Guilty Pleasure
4. The Times Are Changing
5. Double Edged Sword
6. Cadabra
7. Pride Comes Before the Fall
8. California
9. Be Very Afraid
10. Obliterated
11. Skeleton Key
12. New Blood Keeps Us Alive More...

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Monte Pittman Reveals New Album Details

With his fourth full-length album "Inverted Grasp Of Balance," Monte Pittman has once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution.

For a first preview of "Inverted Grasp Of Balance" (due out September 23rd worldwide), check out new track "Pride Comes Before the Fall" below. Metal Blade Records comments:

"To assert that Pittman has had a storied career is something of an understatement. His resume includes an ongoing and fruitful collaboration with multi-platinum selling artist Madonna, having recorded and toured with her extensively over a period of more than fifteen years. Then there's his first band, Myra Mains, his stint in the metallic behemoth that is Prong, and collaborations with a broad spectrum of international artists.

"If his time with Prong did not fully communicate just how much metal flowed through his veins, with 2014's Flemming Rasmussen-produced The Power Of Three - his first release with Metal Blade Records - he compellingly blended killer riffs, blistering leads and gigantic hooks to deliver an album that was equal parts anthemic grandeur and in-your-face attitude, making metalheads around the world sit up and take note.

"Now, for his latest offering, 'Inverted Grasp Of Balance,' Pittman teamed up with powerhouse drummer Richard Christy of Charred Walls Of The Damned/Iced Earth/Death fame and virtuoso bassist Billy Sheehan, famous for his work with a plethora of talented artists - including David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and, more recently, Winery Dogs - the skill of all concerned explodes from the speakers.

"With such passionate professionals and Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther) handling production duties, the record came together quickly and smoothly. This really is the proverbial 'whole package:' an album that has been lovingly crafted in all aspects, that Pittman hopes reaches as many ears as possible." More...

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Monte Pittman Posts Three Video Clips

Guitarist and vocalist Monte Pittman released "The Power of Three" exactly one year ago, today. To celebrate the anniversary, three new music videos have been released. "Delusions of Grandeur," "Away from Here," and "Missing," are online now in the YouTube playlist below.

"Delusions of Grandeur" was shot at the end of 2014 with bassist Max Whipple and drummer Scott Fuller with director Vince Edwards. "Away from Here" was shot by Brad Jurjens and AJ Satsangi, and "Missing" was shot live at the Whisky a Go Go by Brad Jurjens and Ian Shea.

Monte Pittman will be busy in 2015, beginning this week with the NAMM convention, and performing as part of the Randy Rhoads Remembered show at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. More...

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SXSW 2014 Day Two: Relapse Records, Monte Pittman

SXSW can be an overwhelming endeavor. From word-of-mouth parties and secret performances to unofficial day shows that the festival doesn't promote, planning takes more than cursory glances. After last year's exhaustive outing, I learned a lesson: keep it simple (stupid) and don't over plan. One best experiences South By Southwest by staying in a downtown hotel and taking pedicabs (or real car cabs depending on the extent of travel). For only $2 a day, a bus is the way to go for Austinites, as long as they're not staying past midnight. More...

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Monte Pittman Appearing On Documentary

"The Power of Three," the brand new album from guitarist Monte Pittman, is available now via Metal Blade Records.

Pittman, along with band members Kane Ritchotte on drums and Max Whipple on bass, went to Copenhagen earlier this year to record the album with producer Flemming Rasmussen.

Recently Monte was featured in a documentary entitled "Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?" The documentary will make its broadcast premiere tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern on the EPIX Network. This documentary by Ron Chapman profiles Arthur Fogel, a relatively unknown businessman who revolutionized the global concert touring industry. When it airs on tonight, the documentary will include new material including concert footage and new interviews.

Monte commented on the film: "This documentary doesn't just show each step of the process that Arthur Fogel took to revolutionize the touring industry, it also showcases many of the biggest artists to ever grace the world of entertainment."

Catch Monte Pittman live:

3/19: Tulsa, OK @ Enso Bar
4/5: Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go W/ Holy Grail and Gypsyhawk More...

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Monte Pittman Releases New Music Video

Monte Pittman (ex-Prong) released a music video for the new track "Before the Mourning Sun." The song appears on the upcoming solo release "The Power of Three," which drops via Metal Blade Records on January 17th (G/A/S), January 20th (EU) and January 21st (North America).

The track list for the album is:

1. A Dark Horse (streaming here)
2. Delusions of Grandeur
3. Everything's Undone
4. Blood Hungry Thirst
5. On My Mind
6. Away From Here
7. Before the Mourning Son
8. End of the World
9. Missing
10. All is Fair in Love and War

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Monte Pittman Releases Third Single On ITunes

Monte Pittman, former bassist of Prong, has released "Before The Mourning Sun" on ITunes. The track was lifted from his forthcoming Metal Blade Records release "The Power of Three." Go here to listen to the track.

"The Power of Three" was recorded in Cophehagen by members Kane Ritchotte (drums), Max Whipple (bass) and Pittman himself and produced by the legendary Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica "Master of Puppets"). Metal Blade will release the album on January 21, 2014. More...

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Monte Pittman Streaming New Track "A Dark Horse"

Former Prong bassist Monte Pittman is streaming the new track "A Dark Horse." The song appears on the upcoming solo release "The Power of Three." The album is set for release on January 17th (G/A/S), January 20th (EU) and January 21st (North America) via Metal Blade Records.

"The Power of Three" was produced by acclaimed producer Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica/Blind Guardian). The track list is:

1. A Dark Horse
2. Delusions of Grandeur
3. Everything's Undone
4. Blood Hungry Thirst
5. On My Mind
6. Away From Here
7. Before the Mourning Son
8. End of the World
9. Missing
10. All is Fair in Love and War

Check out "A Dark Horse" here: More...

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Monte Pittman Signs With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of Monte Pittman, the guitarist known for his work with metal legends Prong and the illustrious pop-star Madonna. A release date for the new solo album will be announced shortly so stay tuned for updates.

Metal Blade Records founder and CEO comments: “We are so happy to welcome Monte Pittman to the Metal Blade Family. He is a tried and true metalhead and has recorded a crushing album! Metallica producer Flemming Rasmussen produced a devastating metal record with Monte and we could not be happier that we are working together on this!”

Guitarist and mastermind of the band, Monte Pittman adds: “I’m beyond excited to be working with Brian Slagel and all of the wonderful team at Metal Blade. I can’t think of anyone I can put my faith and trust in more with my new album and where my career is headed. Metal Blade’s track record has stood the test of time. Brian has been responsible for a majority of bands that have influenced me and gotten me to where I am now. More...

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