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Jim Gillette on Nitro’s Reunion – “We Didn’t Get it Right Until Now”

December 7th, 2016

Jim Gillette on Nitro’s Reunion:
“We Didn’t Get it Right Until Now”

Interview by Robert Cavuoto

Nitro is reuniting with founding members; legendary guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, glass-shattering vocalist Jim Gillette and revered metal drummer Chris Adler from Lamb of God & ex-Megadeth.

They are currently working on a new CD due out this Spring with Grammy-winning producer Josh Wilbur who produced Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, KORN, Megadeth, Hatebreed and many more. 

I caught up with vocalist Jim Gillette to discuss the reunion and the planned CD.

Jim Gillette (photo by Stephen Jensen)

Jim Gillette (photo by Stephen Jensen)

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NITRO IS BACK!

November 30th, 2016

It’s official… NITRO has reunited!

Joining with founding members: legendary guitar virtuoso,  MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO, and glass-shattering vocalist, JIM GILLETTE, is one of today’s most respected and revered metal drummer’s, CHRIS ADLER (Lamb of God).

NITRO (photo by Stephen Jensen)

NITRO (photo by Stephen Jensen)

“I’m not sure who keeps giving my phone number to the most talented musicians on the planet but, I couldn’t be more thrilled! I used to wonder what a metal band would sound like with all the cheat codes unlocked and well, I don’t wonder about that anymore.  I’m blown away by the modern sound and groove in the material.  The chaos has been harnessed and it’s incredibly heavy.” ADLER said.

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States BATIO: “I can’t wait to get onstage with these guys! Inspirational is an understatement.”

“I’m honored to be surrounded by such insanely talented musicians.  I mean, Michael and Chris are the best of the best. So yeah, it’s very exciting, humbling and even a little intimidating.  To be honest, I’m less intimidated when I get in the ring with a 300-pound monster that wants to tear my head off!” added GILLETTE.

NITRO is currently writing and is scheduled to start recording next month with GRAMMY-winning producer, JOSH WILBUR (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, KORN, Megadeth, Hatebreed and many more).  An anticipated release is Spring of 2017 with a world tour to follow.

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Shred Master MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Releases Long Awaited All-Star Album Just In Time For The Holidays

December 2nd, 2013

Michael Angelo Batio is rereleasing his long awaited solo album after years of touring and performing clinics. Intermezzo features all new original music and is filled with Batio’s signature virtuoso guitar playing of mixed meters, great melodies, superb arrangements, world class production.

Intermezzo features a massive line-up of some of rock and metals best guitarists on the planet along with some heavy solos from his kickstarter supporters. The list of featured guitarist monsters include George Lynch, Guthrie Govan, Michael Romeo, Jeff Loomis, Craig Goldy, Dave Reffett, Chris Poland, Rusty Cooley, Mike Lepond, Elliott Dean Rubinson, Joe Stump, Andrea Martongelli, Alex Stornello, Bill Peck, Max Carlisle, Florent Atem, Annie Grunwald, and Tobias Hurwitz. This also is the first album that Batio recorded using his new Dean signature MAB 7 “Warrior,” which is a 7 string guitar. Read the rest of this entry »

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SHRED GUITAR LEGEND- MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO PERFORMS @ THE MUSICIANS INSTITUTE IN HOLLYWOOD, CA on JULY 12th; FREE CONCERT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

July 5th, 2012

“Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar”

FEATURED SHREDDING OF: PANTERA, HENDRIX, RANDY RHOADS, METALLICA & MORE!


Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute To Rock Guitar

Michael Angelo Batio is performing his critically acclaimed show “Hands Without Shadows” July 12th at the world famous Musicians Institute in the Music Hall at 4:00 pm. This show is normally for students only but we have it open to all the crazy music fans, metal heads and rockers. Here is what you will see:

To win a pair of free tickets, just write to metalshop@vqpr.comWrite G.I.T. TICKETS as the subject of your e-mail. Please include your FULL NAME and CITY where you live in the e-mail.

FIRST 100 PEOPLE who respond will be added to the guest list for a pair of passes – The venue is MUSICIANS INSTITUTE @ 1655 McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028 ~
Winners will be required to show picture I.D. to match the name on the guest list.
So don’t request tickets unless you are coming!

If you live outside the Los Angeles area, please don’t request tickets unless you are really going to travel here for the gig.

Legendary shredder Michael Angelo Batio newly devised show: “Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar” is a multimedia extravaganza featuring the music of some of the greatest rock guitarists of the past 50 years.

Michael Angelo Batio, takes you on his 90 minute aural/visual journey to the different eras of rock music while playing guitars with incredible speed and musical precision. The “Hands without Shadow’s – A Tribute to Rock Guitar” show entails an awesome display of guitar wizardry accompanied by an equally talented band. This chronological tribute features Batio’s incredible arrangements and medley’s from the different eras of rock beginning with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, then moving on to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Metallica and more.

The excitement of the show stays with you long after the performance. Michael Angelo Batio has been an extraordinary inspiration to countless musicians around the world, playing a major role in the evolution of modern rock guitar. He embodies the spirit of a true artist who has ceaselessly pursued his own creative vision, while mentoring and cultivating the next generation of emerging musicians. Come see what all the talk is about of this true shred guitar legend!

For more information and to watch for the upcoming tour dates go to www.angelo.com or www.facebook.com/#!/michaelangelobatioofficial.

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MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO PERFORMS @ THE RIVERBEND FESTIVAL IN CHATTANOOGA, TN on JUNE 15th

June 6th, 2012

SHRED GUITAR LEGEND- MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO PERFORMS @ THE RIVERBEND FESTIVAL IN CHATTANOOGA, TN on JUNE 15th

Sharing The Stage Is Carmine & Vinnie Appice

With Their New Rock Show “Drum Wars”

“Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar”

FEATURED SHREDDING OF: PANTERA, HENDRIX, RANDY RHOADS, METALLICA & MORE!

Michael Angelo Batio is performing his critically acclaimed show “Hands Without Shadows” June 15th at the Riverbend Festival on the Unum Stage at 8:00 pm. Also hitting the stage is Carmine and Vinnie Appice with their new rock show “Drum Wars”. The dual show is aptly named “Thunder & Fire” for this night’s performance and a must see for all rock fans. See a preview of Batio’s amazing show here:

Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute To Rock Guitar:

Legendary shredder Michael Angelo Batio newly devised show: “Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar” is a multimedia extravaganza featuring the music of some of the greatest rock guitarists of the past 50 years.

Michael Angelo Batio, takes you on his 90 minute aural/visual journey to the different eras of rock music while playing guitars with incredible speed and musical precision. The “Hands without Shadow’s – A Tribute to Rock Guitar” show entails an awesome display of guitar wizardry accompanied by an equally talented band. This chronological tribute features Batio’s incredible arrangements and medley’s from the different eras of rock beginning with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, then moving on to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Metallica and more.

The excitement of the show stays with you long after the performance. Michael Angelo Batio has been an extraordinary inspiration to countless musicians around the world, playing a major role in the evolution of modern rock guitar. He embodies the spirit of a true artist who has ceaselessly pursued his own creative vision, while mentoring and cultivating the next generation of emerging musicians. Come see what all the talk is about of this true shred guitar legend!

For more information and to watch for the upcoming tour dates go to www.angelo.com or www.facebook.com/#!/michaelangelobatioofficial.

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Michael Angelo Batio

January 15th, 2006

Michael Angelo Batio
Interviewed by EvilG
Thanks to: Lord of the Wasteland for providing extra interview questions, Drew for hooking us up, and to Deb for making the interview happen.

Just about every metal guitarist knows at least something about Michael Angelo Batio. He is best known for his twin-necked, left and right-handed double-guitar which he both invented and was the first to play. This ambidextrous virtuoso is not just a one trick wonder however. He is arguably the fastest guitar player you’ll ever hear and when he wants to, can play some slow yet engaging leads. Non-guitar freaks might remember Michael from his stint with the outrageous band Nitro which seems to have garnered the band a sort of cult-like and legendary status. In this interview we talk to Michael about his new solo album, HANDS WITHOUT SHADOWS, guitar playing, Nitro, and more.

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