Welcome to inside -- commodity I was not there there and we welcome mr. So today sir today sir great to have you think now you said all the ideas for this record were just lying around collecting dust and might never see the light of day. And I'm wondering how do you keep a -- The vocal and guitar line any portion of a song alive. Through the various incarnations you had your career like take these ideas -- a lot of these ideas and I've played him with all. Average increase in a and it seemed forced at the time you know with. Playing with the same rhythm section all these years and then have these ideas not work over and over again I've realized they were there were -- those fans let's immediately. My favorite ideas -- the work I've got through it here there and they work. All about it you know they thrive under the the heavier faster more speed metal based music. But you have these distort some more I do have guts you know I mean aren't you get a night. When you get an idea for riff where -- ago where do you keep -- so you don't for catch it. Five recorded immediately face a dollar guitar right I've got my garage band opened up -- got strange ways of organizing my ideas but on this record -- -- once I won't label heard there were doing I think I'll come back the next they -- -- few days later. Listen to the ideas and then I'm categorize them much and they should fit which with their course a bridge gave a pre chorus. If this just a rift. House I'll tell myself exactly how I played it what tuning -- and so when it comes time to put a record together -- Find an idea really dig and I'll serve through the rest some ideas to find its its partner it's like a library it is there's a musty library -- Do you ever think. Do you ever think that this is it's better for all to bridge this is better for -- this might be a solo thing as you as you come up with these concepts. Yeah I mean sometimes when I'm working when I've got a say a creed record coming up I'll kind of be in the creek frame of mind but if something sounds a little. Little too outside the box easy that's more of an Alter Bridge thing more experimental if sums to meddle in these jets solo project thing. All right we'll let us play the first single from the album this is called you waste your time. You waste your time from mark from Monty which is in the stores on July 17. And we have mark -- Michael Elvis Baskett who produced the last two albums from Alter Bridge also worked with this. Project for you and you said you trust him and also that he pushes you have -- pushing. He's one of the producers. The only produce ever with that doesn't try to simplify songs he tries to push make it more exciting and he gives you -- if there's a transition that might feel junkie in the song he has brilliant ways of helping Oscar come up with ideas that to get through it. And he always known as tones are giant and -- he always know you're you're gonna come out with a great great sounding alum won when you're with. Now you've said you'd kind of wanted this to be a harder edged album and in some ways you can hear those early true -- influences ranging from -- and a Metallica. And yet on this record. You can hear great melodies and it seems like you didn't. Exclude the melodies just to make sure that you could rock a little. It harder now the -- that's what I work on morning thing since day one have been a songwriter and MLB writer and people -- what people think of me -- think of music guitar player lead guitar player where where most of my -- work that I've done over the years has been developing focal maladies sort of be able to finally -- him on this records probably that. The biggest. Thrill for me on this on this album DM to guitar playing has definitely taken a backseat although I try to keep pushing myself on the guitar but the records all about trying to put out what -- what I'm all about and I think that's the vocal melodies plus the heavier stuff that I was growing up. Well the vocal melodies how they enter marked a monkey's head. How to sit there with a guitar and I'm not really pay attention when I'm doing with my my guitar and and and hit random notes and trying come with melodies over these random corporation since cap is capturing lightning in a bottle sometimes I'll hit. A couple -- a couple of notes in my head and I'll see an idea of and then I'll have to chase down for the next. Five minutes or so and -- trying capture what I hear. Trailing off my. This is mark from Monty all I was the. The title track from the brand new record for mark from Monty all Iowa us. But -- -- we will be right back with mr. to Monty on the mark from -- radio network.