Monte Pittman launches “New Blood Keeps Us Alive” video

– October 12th, 2017 –

Having released his latest full-length, Inverted Grasp of Balance, last year via Metal Blade Records, Monte Pittman is now launching a new video for the album track, “New Blood Keeps Us Alive” (by Travis Colbert: http://bit.ly/2iijkXC). To view the video, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=tU6RECXtUi8

Monte Pittman comments: “I discovered the Bravo Tip Or Pay app from performing for the Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky A Go Go. I think it’s something that could change every musicians’ life. I’ve been selling tickets to my shows and selling merchandise at shows using their app. They’ve been coming with me on some shows and brought along Travis Colbert to film content. While in New York, I was sitting around playing my acoustic where we were staying and Travis started filming me. He said, ‘We could make a video’. Once I saw what he filmed, we immediately started filming the ‘New Blood Keeps Us Alive’ video since that’s the only track that has acoustic guitar on it. We have been filming for more videos coming out soon also.”

Catch Monte Pittman live across the USA this fall/winter – see below for upcoming dates!
Oct. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hi Hat (Metal Assault showcase)
Nov. 4 – Shreveport, LA – Strange Brew
Dec. 1 – Dubuque, IA – The Lift
Dec. 2 – Milwaukee, WI – Lucky Chance
Dec. 9 – New York, NY – VYNL (Black Rose Room)
Dec. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A GoGo

There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. With his fourth full-length, Inverted Grasp of Balance, he has once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution, undoubtedly expanding his devout – and ravenous – fan base. The record also features 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!

To preview and purchase Inverted Grasp of Balance, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman

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Monte Pittman launches “Obliterated” video (feat. Richard Christy & Billy Sheehan)

– April 20th, 2017 –

Having released his new album, Inverted Grasp of Balance, last year via Metal Blade Records, Monte Pittman is now launching a performance video for the album track “Obliterated”, featuring drummer Richard Christy and bassist Billy Sheehan (both of whom played on the album). To watch “Obliterated” (with footage of Billy Sheehan from the album’s recording sessions), please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=tBOYhLCputg

There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. With his fourth full-length, Inverted Grasp of Balance, he has once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution, undoubtedly expanding his devout – and ravenous – fan base. The record also features 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!

To preview and purchase Inverted Grasp of Balance, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman

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https://www.facebook.com/MontePittman
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https://soundcloud.com/montepittman
http://twitter.com/montepittman
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Monte Pittman releases video for “Guilty Pleasure” online

– 28/10/16 –

After releasing his new album, Inverted Grasp of Balance, last month via Metal Blade Records, Monte Pittman is now pleased to debut his new video for the track “Guilty Pleasure”. Filmed on location at Beauty & Essex in Las Vegas, NV, the video stars Leanna Decker (model and Playboy’s cybergirl of the year 2012) and was directed by Vince Edwards. To watch “Guilty Pleasure”, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=iphby4etuco

Inverted Grasp of Balance can be purchased at: metalblade.com/montepittman

There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. With his fourth full-length, Inverted Grasp of Balance, he has once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution, undoubtedly expanding his devout – and ravenous – fan base. The record also features 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!

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Monte Pittman Reveals “Inverted Grasp Of Balance” 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.”

“I had a true vision for this record from the start, and I couldn’t imagine a better team to help me realize it,” Pittman comments. “We’re going to make some real noise with ‘Inverted Grasp Of Balance’ – so get ready!”

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

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Monte Pittman joins LA KISS Football house band

– April 12th, 2016 –

Award-winning, chart-topping guitarist, Monte Pittman, has announced several performances from now through July 2016 as part of the LA KISS Football house band, which also boasts Patrick Stone (Budderside) and Matt Starr (Mr. Big, Ace Frehley)! Fans that attend the LA KISS home games will be witness to multiple sets from the band before, during, and after the game at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. See below for all dates:

Upcoming LA KISS Football home games
May 2nd
May 28th
June 5th
June 26th
July 11th
July 16th

To purchase tickets, and to learn more information about LA KISS Football, please visit: lakissfootball.com

In addition to being a renowned solo artist, Monte Pittman is also known for his guitar-work in Prong, for appearing on all of Madonna‘s live tours and albums (beginning with the 2001 “Drowned World Tour”), along with many other collaborations. Most recently, Monte Pittman released The Power of Three (2014) via Metal Blade Records – an album which was heralded as “the holy grail of riffage…” (Rock Revolt Magazine). To preview and purchase The Power of Three, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman

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Monte Pittman releases three music videos

– January 21st, 2015 –

Performing at NAMM and on tour with Ministry

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 HERE. “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. The show features the some of the world’s best guitarists as they pay tribute to Rhoads. The legion of shredders will be playing each song from “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a Madman”, as well as others with house band “The Madmen”! Doors are at 6pm and tickets are available at observatoryoc.com.

Ministry will be touring soon, with a touring lineup that includes bassist Tony Campos, drummer Aaron Rossi, keyboardist John Bechdel, Monte Pittman on guitar, and of course, Al Jourgensen! The dates include festival performances at Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and Welcome to Rockville. The tour dates begin in February and tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com. Photos from currents rehearsals and updates can be found now at facebook.com/Ministry.

combines a Metallica attack with catchy choruses and uplifting melodies…highly engaging.Metal Hammer UK

the tunes flirt with thrash and guitar-guy prog…great groove and melodiesRevolver Magazine

Dark and brooding, yet consistently catchy and ultimately upliftingFearnet.com

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MONTE PITTMAN Featured on Tonight’s Fuse News at 7:30 PM EST

– February 25th, 2014 –

New Album The Power of Three Available Now on Metal Blade Records

“You may not yet know Monte by name, but you’ll remember him well after giving The Power of Three a spin.” FEARnet

“The holy grail of riffage…” Rock Revolt Magazine

“The album only gets better as it goes along and is classic wall of rock sound from beginning to end.” CrypticRock.com

Following the release of his latest solo album The Power of Three, last month via Metal Blade Records, MONTE PITTMAN has been working non-stop. After various appearances, clinics and signings at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA, MONTE invaded the East Coast. As part of the trip MONTE filmed an appearance for the daily cable music news show Fuse News.

MONTE‘s appearance will air tonight on the Fuse network at 7:30 PM EST. In the segment, (which was filmed on location at Ludlow Guitars in New York City), MONTE treats Fuse News host Georgie Okell to a guitar lesson of his song “On My Mind”. MONTE then goes on to tell Okell about the evolution of his career from aspiring guitar player, to guitar teacher, to becoming Madonna’s lead guitarist and of course his solo work.

“I had a great time with Georgie on Fuse News. I gave her a quick guitar lesson and showed her part of my song “On My Mind”. Music, as we know, is a universal language and I appreciate Fuse allowing me to perform for them”, said PITTMAN of the Fuse appearance.

MONTE has lined up select dates for March as part of “The Delusions of  Grand Tour” including an appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX. He will also return to the Whisky in Los Angeles on April 5th for a headline show with Holy Grail and Gypsyhawk providing support. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Monte Pittman’s video for the song ‘Before the Mourning Son’ can be viewed HERE.

The Power of Three, features PITTMAN, along with band members Kane Ritchotte on drums and Max Whipple on bass. Flemming Rasmussen, famous for Metallica’s seminal album ‘Master Of Puppets’, produced the album. The last track, “All Is Fair In Love And War”, features a guest guitar solo from Alex Skolnick guest vocals from Chris Barnes.

Artist Cam Rackam created the artwork for the cover of The Power of Three, which represents Monte’s musical journey from what he has done before and where he is now with The Power of Three and beyond.

The Power of Three can be ordered at www.metalblade.com/montepittman

Read more about Monte Pittman in his bio on metalblade.com.

Monte Pittman Live:
03/08 Las Vegas, NV Bar 702
03/12 Austin, TX SXSW
03/14 Dallas, TX Three Links
03/15 Shreveport, LA Woody’s
03/16 Longview, TX The Levee
03/17 Longview, TX Mundt Music (Clinic)
04/05 Los Angeles, CA The Whisky-A-Go-Go with Holy Grail, Gypsyhawk

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MONTE PITTMAN releases “Before the Mourning Son” single on iTunes!

– November 25th, 2013 –

Monte Pittman has released a brand new single on iTunes! Fans can check out “Before the Mourning Son” now HERE. The cover image for the single is a still taken from Monte Pittman’s recent music video shoot for the same track. The video is currently being completed and a trailer is available now HERE.

The Power of Three, the upcoming full-length album from award winning, chart topping guitarist, Monte Pittman is set for release on January 21, 2014 through 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.

‘A Dark Horse’, the first single from Monte’s third album, reflects Monte’s return to his metal roots while demonstrating his Orange gear sound and tone to perfection. Flemming Rasmussen, famous for Metallica’s seminal album ‘Master Of Puppets’, produced the album, The Power Of Three, which is hard and heavy and follows on from Monte’s highly successful, critically acclaimed second album ‘Pain, Love & Destiny’, which reached number one in both the rock and pop charts.

Artist Cam Rackam created the artwork for the cover of The Power of Three. The piece features a portrait of Charon, the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. This represents Monte’s musical journey from what he has done before and where he is now with The Power of Three and beyond.

The first single ‘A Dark Horse’ is also available now as an iTunes single and features artwork created by Gustav Klimt (used with kind permission) titled ‘The Golden Knight (Life Is A Struggle)’. It is a textured, symbolic painting which tells a similar story as the music does.

The Power of Three track listing:
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

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12/07 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky

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Metal Blade Records indicators MONTE PITTMAN

– June 18th, 2013 — – Set to release the guitar player’s solo metal cd tape-recorded with Metallica manufacturer Flemming Rasmussen Metal Blade Records is pleased to reveal the finalizing of MONTE PITTMAN, the guitarist understood for his work with metal legends Prong and the remarkable pop-star Madonna. A launch date for the new solo […]

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