On the heels of the announcement of his 12th studio album More Machine Than Man and the release of the music video for “The Badlands,” shred guitar pioneer Michael Angelo Batio is releasing the video for the title track “More Machine Than Man.” The video marks the first appearance of the newly designed signature double-neck guitar that Batio designed with guitar partner Sawtooth guitars. The song is also available on all streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music starting today. The video for “More Machine Than Man” can be seen here:https://youtu.be/7yxGfPumm-M.
“Grammy Award-winning Producer Josh Wilbur arranged this song and recorded Chris Adler’s drums. Josh even sped up the song tempo to make us play aggressive and with power,” explains Michael Angelo Batio. “I wanted this song to depict what the title is. Machine-like precision in the performances (playing with Chris) and the human feel that gives the song life.”
More Machine Than Man is scheduled for worldwide release via Rat Pak Records on June 12th. The album, featuring 13 new studio tracks, is now available for digital pre-order via all digital retailers. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of both tracks “The Badlands” and “More Machine Than Man.” The digital pre-orders can be found via iTunes, Amazon, and Google. More Machine Than Man is available for pre-order in numerous physical bundle configurations here: https://smarturl.it/MABshred.
Mixed and Mastered by longtime Batio engineer Chris Wisco, the album also features guest performances by Chris Adler(Lamb of God), lending his drum skills on the tracks “More Machine Than Man” and “The Two Sirens.” Also appearing on the album is renowned bassist Victor Wooten who performs on “AVTD,” and guitar virtuoso Andrea Martongelli who guest solos on “The Countdown Is On