Guitar player & songwriter Monte Pittman, well-known as a member of Prong, and most recently as the live guitar player for pop legend Madonna, has released a new solo album titled The Power Of Three. The album brings back Monte‘s heavier side of music to the spotlight.
Songs like; Desilusions Of Grandeur, Blood Hungry Thirst, and Missing. Are some of the most heavy and daring tracks of this album. The raw and dirty sound of the guitar playing on this record, shows how Monte pushes his metal essence to the most. While other bands struggle trying to come up with something ‘new’ or trying to resurrect past glories and add a sense of heaviness to their music, Monte Pittman‘s The Power Of Three has not difficult to present itself as a strong heavy metal album. It’s just straight to the point, no experimentation, no new trials, no compromises. You are able to feel that while listening tracks like; On My Mind, All Is Fair In Love And War, and Everything’s Undone.
Incredible to say that The Power Of Three came out of a single effort while Monte was camping in Death Valley, CA, and all the songs that are in the album were written at the same time, then the album was recorded and produced by legendary producer Flemming Rasmusen (Metallica, Morbid Angel & Blind Guardian) at his studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Power Of Three is the third album in Monte Pittman‘s career as a solo artist and the heaviest one he had recorded so far. It also marks his return to his metal roots while keeping the music simple and heavy.
The Age Of Metal caught up with Monte Pittman, while at NAMM 2014 last week in Anaheim, CA. We talked about The Power Of Three, his return to heavy music, his experience working with Flemming Rasmusen, and his plans for touring with the new album.