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Hello my Hell spawned goons. Hope your lives are gonna be unshitty as we move through some weird astrology shit the next few days. I have a LOT of cool news for ya.

We fucking LOVE Monte Pittman around here. The ex-Prong and current Madonna axe man is a fucking riff maniac and a super cool guy, truly a gifted metal and hard rock player with his solo band and honestly creative and inspiring on anything he goes near. Now we have the very cool word on the street that he is gonna be touring with Sebastian Bach! Just saw Bach in Poughkeepsie a week or so back and it fucking rocked (read a review HERE)! I can imagine that this pairing is gonna get some fists pumping and kick major ass all around.

Set to commence September 26th and run through November 3rd, the trek, which includes additional support from One Bad Son, will find Pittman supporting two new solo albums, Better Or Worse and Between The Space, set for release via Metal Blade Records. See all confirmed dates below.

Pittman comments: “The album Between The Space is a heavy album that gets straight to the point as soon as it starts. The theme is about connection, alignment, and what divides those things. As always, when I write, my goal is coming up with the material that fits in my live show. I did everything on these albums. I wrote it all, I played every instrument, I recorded it, and I mixed it. The only thing I didn’t do was the artwork (by Aaron Lea) and mastering (by Alan Douches). It was a challenge having so many tasks. It was a luxury being able to take the time and get everything just how I wanted it. It was a learning experience, and it was a lot of fun making it. 


The album Better Or Worse is an acoustic album but it feels like a heavy album. The theme is about being attached to something or being unattached. It could be an idea or a thought process. The softest part of the album has the heaviest lyrics. It builds instrumentally as the album progresses. I wanted the tone of each track to be a little different from each other. Better Or Worse and Between The Space both mirror each other and they are polar opposites. The idea is to have something there for the people who like my heavy music, something for the people who like my acoustic music, and something for the people who like the variety of both.”


For a preview of both albums, visit: where the new singles “Depth Perception” (from Better Or Worse) and “Evidence” (from Between The Space) can be streamed.

MONTE PITTMAN w/ Sebastian Bach, One Bad Son:
9/26/2018 The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
9/27/2018 The Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
9/28/2018 The Commonwealth Room – South Salt Lake, UT
9/30/2018 BLK Live – Scottsdale, AZ
10/02/2018 Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
10/03/2018 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
10/05/2018 IDL Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
10/06/2018 Canton Hall – Dallas, TX
10/07/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
10/09/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/10/2018 The Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
10/12/2018 Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
10/13/2018 Trixie’s Entertainment Complex – Louisville, KY
10/14/2018 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
10/16/2018 Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
10/18/2018 The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
10/19/2018 Aura – Portland, ME
10/20/2018 Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
10/21/2018 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
10/24/2018 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
10/25/2018 The State Theatre – Falls Church, VA
10/26/2018 Boathouse Live – Newport News, VA
10/27/2018 Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
10/28/2018 The Senate at Tin Roof – Columbia, SC
10/30/2018 37 Main – Buford, GA
10/31/2018 The Foundation Performing Arts & Conference Center – Spindale, NC
11/02/2018 The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
11/03/2018 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL

Toronto’s CREATURES sophomore EP “II” is due out this Friday, July 20th via their indie label Old Haunt Records. Fans of Upon A Burning Body, Carnifex and the like will dig the skull smooshing deathcore sounds the band churn’s out with the ease of blood pouring from a gaping wound. The band have been building their resume of radness for a few years now and are set to make a bigger impact if they keep moving forward strongly.

Show Dates:
June 30 – Toronto, ON – Bovine (EP Release Party) – info
August 16 – Barrie, ON – Foxx Lounge – info w/ Kavara
August 19 – Hamilton, ON – The Doors Pub – info w/ Kavara
August 20 – Brantford, ON – Our Place – info

And Cannibal Corpse have a fucking AWESOME tour lined up. I can’t even believe how heavy this one is, phewww! Hate fucking Eternal and Harms friggin’ Way are along for the ride. Tix on sale Friday.

US tour dates with @hateeternal and @harmsway13 announced! Tickets on sale this Friday.

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Monte Pittman releases three freakin’ videos for binge watchers

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:12 PM (PST)


Binge watching is a trend some credit to the entertaining Netflix program House of Cards release of a full season at once. It is in fact an old tradition that finds roots in Twilight Zone New Years Eve marathons, Sports channel subscriptions, Grateful Dead fans following Jerry and pals around the country on tour and even late night I Love Lucy re-runs and a bucket of ice cream, quite a grand tradition in many social circles. Now, Monte Pittman, axe-man extraordinaire for such bands as Prong and Madonna,  has joined in the binge watching bacchanal. The awesome guitar force (soon to be seen live on tour with Ministry for some of their From Beer To Eternity supporting treks) has 3 fuckin’ new videos out! Shit yeah!

One year ago today Monte released The Power Of 3 album of his own songs. 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. The tunes are thrashy, powerful and charge forth like metallic metal horses.

I love Monte. And now I’m gonna talk Prong for a sec. While classic Raven-era rules, Monte’s time in Prong is still among my favorites…And I love the new post-Monte Prong line up with my old Woodstock/L.A. friend Jason Christopher (New Dead Radio, Slimy Penis Breath, Black President, Stone Sour) as well. Monte is more on his own trip and a band leader or lead guitarist type, whereas Jason is the perfect support man on bass to keep Tommy Victor inspired and amped up. Trust me.

Tangent…I tuned in to Metal Sucks podcast they other day cuz they had Jean Paul from Clutch on who is one of my very favorite drummers. They also were discussing Prong. Metal Sucks got it wrong the other day when they said Prong have maybe run out of ideas and so are doing a covers record. That bummed me out. Yeah, they picked Bad Brains, Husker Du, Black Flag and more for the up coming Songs From The Black Hole. Jason is old friends with Dr. Know and Daryl J. of Bad Brains from the Upstate, NY scene with me, the Coheed and Three guys and my old band mates in Divest . Tommy Victor showing Husker Du and other influences stems from Victor’s  CBGB’s days and love of many styles, I’d wager. This has always made Prong’s odd alternative chords and ferocious guitar parts miles above the majority of the pack and why Nirvana should’ve not teased Jason Everman for liking Prong. And the last two Prong records and live album slew ( especially Carved Into Stone) and the Pittman-era Power Of The Damager RULES!

Anyway, Monte Pittman is a class dude and his own stuff reflects a wide ranging musical palette. So check out these Monte babies and keep watchin’ til your eyeballs fall out and land on a fork.


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Metal Blade Records signs Monte Pittman

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 2:43 PM (PST)

Monte Pittman American heavy metal guitarist Monte Pittman has inked a deal with Metal Blade Records.

Monte Pittman had this to say of the signing:

“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.

It’s been a dream come true making this album with Flemming Rasmussen. Flemming is a Master at recording a band playing together and capturing the sound in the room of everything musically working together. After we finished tracking, the first person I wanted to play it for was Brian Slagel. Here we go!”

Metal Blade Records mastermind Brian Slagel had this to say:

“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!”

Check out Monte Pittman tour dates here.

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