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Michael Angelo Batio is set to release his first-ever career retrospective entitled, Shred Force 1

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Considered to be a pioneer of the “shred guitar” genre, Michael Angelo Batio is set to release his first-ever career retrospective entitled, Shred
Force 1: The Essential Michael Angelo Batio. The new album is slated for release
on April 14th via Rat Pak Records. Shred Force 1: The Essential Michael
Angelo Batio not only highlights Michael’s best work to date, but also
brings together many nationally renowned musicians from the hard rock and heavy
metal genres. The album features some of Michael’s most memorable performances
including a dynamic version of Rush’s “What You’re Doing,” which features
Queensrÿche vocalist Todd LaTorre, Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof,
Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, Metal Church/TSO drummer Jeff Plate and
guitarist Craig Blackwell. An official audio stream of “What You’re Doing” can
be found in the static video on YouTube at:

http://youtu.be/_gwR5s5TZC0

There is also a cover of Deep
Purple’s ”Burn” with Queensrÿche vocalist Todd LaTorre and Alter Bridge
guitarist Mark Tremonti. The album also consists of Michael’s tributes to Eric
Clapton (“Slowhand”), Randy Rhodes (“RRR”) that features Rudy Sarzo on bass, and
a new version of MAB’s unique tribute (“Diamond”) to the late great Darrell
“Dimebag” Abbott of Pantera, that features guitarist Michael Wilton of
Queensrÿche. The album also includes some of MAB’s most notable instrumental
tracks such as, “8 Pillars of Steel” with guest appearances by Elliott Dean
Rubinson, Dave Reffett, Jeff Loomis, Rusty Cooley, George Lynch, Andrea
Martongelli and Craig Goldy, “Juggernaut” showcases ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris
Poland, Dave Reffett, Annie Grunwald, Guthrie Govan, Mike Lepond, and Michael
Romeo. Michael Angelo Batio’s “Shred Force 1” is a must have for all fans of the
shred guitar genre! Michael will bringing his shred abilities to television when
he makes his debut on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” on Saturday, March 21st at
9:00PM ET/PT as the guest guitarist. Pre-order bundles are
now available at:  

http://www.ratpakrecords.com/michaelangelobatio

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01. Hands Without Shadows (featuring Bobby Rock
and William Kopecky)02. Burn (featuring Todd LaTorre and Mark Tremonti)

03.
Juggernaut  (Featuring Chris Poland, Dave Reffett, Annie Grunwald, Guthrie
Govan, Mike Lepond, and Michael Romeo)

04. What You’re Doing (featuring Todd
LaTorre, Kurdt Vanderhoof, Chuck Garric, Jeff Plate and Craig Blackwell)

05.
8 Pillars of Steel  (featuring Elliott Dean Rubinson, Dave Reffett, Jeff Loomis,
Rusty Cooley, George Lynch, Andrea Martongelli, Craig Goldy)

06. Call To Arms
(featuring Dan Lenegar, William Kopecky and John Mrozek)

07. 2X Again

08.
Slowhand (Featuring Warren Dunlevy Jr.)

09. Diamond (featuring Michael
Wilton, Elliott Dean Rubinson)

10. Rainforest

11. Gotta Run (featuring Dan
Lenegar, William Kopecky and John Mrozek)

12. No Boundaries

13. RRR
(featuring Rudy Sarzo and Bobby Rock)

Bonus Tracks (

Digital Version Only

)

14. I Pray
The Lord

15. Peace

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER “SHRED FORCE
1”

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ALSO AVAILABLE ON RAT PAK
RECORDS

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VISIT: WWW.RATPAKRECORDS.COM

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