On the heels of the announcement of his 12th studio album More Machine Than Man, shred guitar pioneer Michael Angelo Batio is releasing the first music video from the album of all new instrumental material. The video for “The Badlands” depicts Batio playing in a desert as a storm rages behind him. The song is also available on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music starting today. The video for “The Badlands” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/HRkKX4eNYDc.
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 the new single “The Badlands.” 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”.
The track listing for More Machine Than Man is: