"The Power Of Three", the third album from Monte Pittman, the guitarist known for his work with metal legends PRONG and the illustrious pop star Madonna, will be released on January 21, 2014 through Metal Blade Records. The first single, "A Dark Horse", is available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below.
According to a press release, "A Dark Horse" reflects Monte's return to his metal roots while demonstrating his Orange gear sound and tone to perfection.
Flemming Rasmussen, famous for his work with METALLICA, produced "The Power Of Three", which is hard and heavy and follows on from Monte's highly successful, critically acclaimed second album, "Pain, Love & Destiny".
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.
"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:
01. A Dark Horse
02. Delusions Of Grandeur
03. Everything's Undone
04. Blood Hungry Thirst
05. On My Mind
06. Away From Here
07. Before The Mourning Son
08. End Of The World
10. All Is Fair In Love And War
Monte is credited with co-writing songs on PRONG's 2003 album, "Scorpio Rising", and co-writing/co-producing their 2007 CD, "Power Of The Damager", to which he also added backing vocals and bass.