MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO RELEASES MORE MACHINE THAN MAN
Michael Angelo Batio is no stranger to Talking Metal. He’s appeared on the show numerous times over the years. As mentioned during yesterday’s New Releases post, he has just released a new album. The album is called More Machine Than Man. We featured a video for the track “The Badlands” in the post. We were recently sent a video trailer for the new album. You can check that out here:
Michael is someone that’s never been shy about who he is. Others have not wanted to be associated with the terms metal, or hard rock. But he’s never turned away from anything he’s done in the past. Quite the opposite, welcomed discussing all facets of his career with open arms. Whether it’s been the bombastic look or approach to his playing in Nitro or the over-the-top shredding on a double guitar or a quad guitar, his speed, Michael Angelo Batio is unabashedly himself.
I had the pleasure of interviewing him years ago. When you think of instrumental players, a good portion of them are self-centered, or ego maniacs. After all, a lot of these albums are just musical masturbation. “Hey look at me” and that’s kind of it. But it wasn’t that case at all when I spoke to him. Sure Michael has been considered one of the fastest, if not the fasted player on the planet for some time. But his compositions aren’t just his soloing. They’re part of the full picture, not the only thing going on.
Here’s a video for the track the title track “More Machine Than Metal”:
You can pick the album up here, or listen to it on your favorite streaming service.
Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast. Connect with him on Twitter: @vmr907