The Power of Three, the upcoming full-length album from award winning, chart topping guitarist Monte Pittman (ex-Prong) is set for release on January 27, 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.
Today Monte Pittman is debuting his new video for the song “Before the Mourning Son”. The video was directed by Vince Edwards and showcases stellar performances from Monte and the band. The video can be viewed below.
“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.
Having been lucky enough to get an advance copy of the album, I can highly recommend it. Lovingly crafted, crunching hard rock from beginning to end. OK, one ballad – but it’s still a pretty heavy one.