The latest episode (#90) of the Mars Attacks podcast features an interview with guitar icon MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO, who discusses his latest album Intermezzo, how he was able obtain the services of guitarists such as George Lynch, Jeff Loomis, Rusty Cooley and Guthrie Govan (among others) to work on his album.
Michael also talks about if there were any guests that got away, why work with guests, if he would consider doing an album with guest vocalists, his approach to other another artist’s music, the biggest compliment he’s ever received from a fellow musician (the answer may surprise some) and his Dean signature series, among other things.
The episode can be streamed or downloaded here
M.A.C.E Records recently released the new Michael Angelo Batio music video ,'8 Pillars of Steel'. The song was written by Batio and longtime friend, Marc McNally.
The video features guest solos by music icons, George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM), Elliott Dean Rubinson (ULI JON ROTH, MICHAEL SCHENKER), Jeff Loomis (CONQUERING DYSTOPIA, NEVERMORE), Craig Goldy (DIO), Dave Reffett (SHREDDING THE ENVELOP), Andrea Martongelli (ARTHEMIS), Rusty Cooley (DAY OF REKONING) and virtuoso drummer, Joe Babiak.
Watch the incredible, star-studded video below:
'8 Pillars Of Steel' is the first single from Batio's new album, Intermezzo, which features all new original music. It is filled with Michael’s signature virtuoso guitar playing, mixed meters, great melodies, superb arrangements and world class production. The album features an amazing list of some of the best guitarists on the planet. This is the first album that Michael recorded using his new Dean signature MAB 7 Warrior, 7 string guitar. It is available for purchase on his website, itunes, amazon, and other major online retailers.
The complete list of guest guitarists on the album includes: GEORGE LYNCH (LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN), Guthrie Govan (THE ARISTOCRATS), JEFF LOOMIS (ex-NEVERMORE), Michael Romeo and Mike Lepond (SYMPHONY X), Rusty Cooley, Dave Reffett, Craig Goldy (DIO, DIO DISCIPLES), Elliot Dean Rubinson (MICHAEL SCHENKER, ULI JON ROTH), Chris Poland (ex-MEGADETH), Andrea Martongelli (ARTHEMIS), Florent Atem, Alex Stornello, JOE STUMP (HOLY HELL, RAVEN LORD), Annie Grunwald (FORMLESS), Bill Peck, Maxxxwell Carlisle (HELLION), and Joe Rose.