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MONTE PITTMAN Says "Be Very Afraid" With New Single

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 @ 1:08 PM


New Album Inverted Grasp Of Balance out September 23rd Via Metal Blade Records

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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 results speak for themselves, and from the explosive thrash of opener "Panic Attack" through to the epic strains of closing track "New Blood Keeps Us Alive", the quality doesn't dip once, making this one of the most essential metal releases of 2016.

Today, the second audio offering from Inverted Grasp Of Balance has been made available for streaming. Listen to the track "Be Very Afraid" below and visit http://www.metalblade.com/montepittman to pre-order your copy of the album.

" "Be Very Afraid" is the second single on Inverted Grasp Of Balance. It's up-tempo and takes you on a roller coaster of dynamics. I love what my friend, Richard Christy, does on the drums after the guitar solo. I wrote it about when I lived in a house that was haunted. When friends would stay over, they would tell me they saw shadows that they felt like were staring at them. It's also a take on the housing market crash a few years ago. I put it all together and came up with this song", explains PITTMAN.

To assert that PITTMAN has had a storied career is something of an understatement. His resumé 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.

Alongside wanting to make a heavier, faster record, PITTMAN also wanted to push the boundaries of his guitar playing, while experimenting more dramatically with song structures and tones. This is made clear by the diversity of the record, which while predominantly a blast of armor-plated adrenaline showcases an admirable range of sounds and styles, features some straight up rockers and truly beautiful moments amidst the metallic attack.

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 extremely 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, Pittman recording his guitar parts wherever he found himself while on the road. With unique artwork provided by Sean K Hughes - who PITTMAN met at a bar called The Black Rabbit in Melbourne, Australia - this really is the proverbial "whole package": an album that has been lovingly crafted in all aspects, that he hopes reaches as many ears as possible.

Inverted Grasp Of Balance track listing

  • "Panic Attack"
  • "Arisen in Broad Daylight"
  • "Guilty Pleasure"
  • "The Times Are Changing"
  • "Double Edged Sword"
  • "Cadabra"
  • "Pride Comes Before the Fall"
  • "California"
  • "Be Very Afraid"
  • "Obliterated"
  • "Skeleton Key"
  • "New Blood Keeps Us Alive"


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