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“Intermezzo” features all new original music. It is filled with Michael’s signature virtuoso guitar playing, mixed meters, great melodies, superb arrangements, world class production and features an amazing list of some of the best guitarists on the planet. This is the first album that Michael recorded using his new Dean signature MAB 7 “Warrior,” 7 string guitar. The results are incredible! The list of guest guitarists include George Lynch, Guthrie Govan (2 solos on the album,) 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, Tobias Hurwitz and more amazing guitar solos from the MAB Kickstarter program supporters.

Track listing in order: 1. Intermezzo, 2. Kaleidoscope Images, 3. Oceans of Time, 4. I Pray the Lord, 5. 8 Pillars of Steel (featuring Elliott Dean Rubinson on Bass with solos, in order by – Dave Reffett, Jeff Loomis, MAB, then Rusty Cooley, George Lynch, Andrea Martongelli and Craig Goldy), 6. The Possession – A Tone Poem, 7. 5 Four Ever (featuring Alex Stornello from 2:34 to 3:07 and then Guthrie Govan from 3:22 to 4:08), 8. Juggernaut (featuring solos in order by MAB, Chris Poland, Dave Reffett, Annie Grunwald, Guthrie Govan, Mike Lepond and Michael Romeo, 9. Overload Intro (featuring Florent Atem), 10. Overload (featuring solos in order by Tobias Hurwitz, Ken and Darren Burridge, Bill Peck, Peter Ema, Joe Rose, Joe Stump, Florent Atem, Maxxxwell Carlisle and MAB)

Click HERE or on the image to the left to see the new "8 Pillars of Steel" music video from Michael's latest album "Intermezzo."

Album Reviews & Magazine Articles

“Intermezzo” has been receiving incredible reviews!
Below are 2 links to recent reviews of “Intermezzo.”

Burning Point On line “Intermezzo” review

Vintage Guitar Magazine “Intermezzo” review

Here are a few quotes from reviews of the incredible “Intermezzo” album!

"Intermezzo is as close to perfect as any instrumental album has managed to come."

“Intermezzo is a sprawling note-intensive rollercoaster ride with some of Batio’s finest compositions to date.”

MAB has had multiple major articles written about him and the new “Intermezzo” record within the last few months. The articles appear in Guitar World Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine and now a cover story in the latest issue of one of Europe’s best and biggest guitar periodicals – AXE Magazine!

NEW Tour dates for 2014 and 2015!

A lot of new shows have been added to the tour section of the website for November through 2015! Michael will be performing in Israel for the 1st time and touring Europe for the entire month of February!

Click HERE to visit the tour section.

MAB tops Guitar World's Youtube Channel!

MAB's Double-Guitar video from Guitar World Magazine is the no.1 most popular video on their YouTube channel!

Click the photo above or HERE to view the video.

Upcoming New Album with RatPak Records!

Rat Pak Records welcomes shred legend Michael Angelo Batio to its artist roster!
Michael is currently working on a new album that we will be releasing sometime in late 2014! More details will be posted soon.

MAB Earns "Double" Key to the City of Glendive

MAB received a "Double" Key to the city of Glendive, MT presented from the Mayor of Glendive!
Pictured from left to right: MAB, Michael's Mom, His Nephew Alex, and Glendive Mayor Jerry Jimison

To view a video of the key presentation click HERE

World Record Shattered!

MAB and Steve Vai, along with over 7,400 guitarists break the Guinness world record in Wroclaw, Poland on May 1st, 2014!
A record number of guitarists played the song “Hey Joe” together.

Over 10,000 people were at the event!


All Michael Angelo Batio DVD and Digital Download guitar instruction are available at the Metal Method website. Doug Marks and Michael have worked together beginning with the legendary “Speed Kills” program.

Michael’s instructional programs are available as DVDs or digital downloads!

MAB Concert Draws 20,000

A lot of new MAB shows scheduled. Texas, Illinois, Montana, Missouri, China and more! Check out the TOUR section of our site!

St. Jude

In September 2013, Michael, along with dozens of other Rock Stars including Mark Farner (Grand Funk), Elliott Eastman (The Cars), Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper), Neil Turbin (Anthrax) and many more recorded a song (written by Dick Wagner) and music video for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. ALL PROCEEDS go to help the children at St. Jude. The way to donate is to buy the song.

You can view the video and story behind the making recording of the song by clicking HERE and purchase the song by clicking HERE
You can do your part to help by purchasing the song!

Dean Guitars

You can now purchase a Dean Guitar directly from Dean Guitars. This is not bypassing the music stores and Dean Guitars Dealers. Shops from all over the world have participated in this great, easy way to buy a Dean Guitar. For more information click here. This link will take you directly to the Dean Guitars on line store and specifically, the Michael Angelo Batio signature series!

MAB Signature Guitars

The MAB 29 fret “Rocket” Signature Guitar will be available in Summer 2014! It is an exact replica of Michael’s iconic “Rocket” guitar that he used in the “Speed Kills” instructional program.

Dean Guitars released 2 MAB signature guitars in 2013. The first is an MAB signature series guitar called the "Speed of Light." It is amazing! The "Speed of Light" guitar is in stock and available now!

The second is called the "MAB 7 Warrior."
As the name suggests, it is a 7 string guitar. The graphic was designed by famed graphics artist, photographer Stephen Jensen. This incredible 7 string guitar is available NOW.

Below is a photo of the amazing MAB 7 Warrior!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On Thursday February 2nd, 2012 Michael's Dean "Jet" Double-Guitar (pictured to the left) was put on permanent display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio!

The MAB String Dampener

Michael has been issued a patent on his invention, "The MAB String Dampener!"
US Patent No. 7,488,880

"The MAB String Dampener" is available NOW! For ORDERING and more information on this incredible tool for guitar players go to "The MAB String Dampener" section of our site.

Voted Fastest Guitarist by Guitar World Readers

IT'S OFFICIAL! Michael came in 1st place and WON the Guitar World Magazine reader's choice award as "The Fastest Guitarist of All Time."
Not only did Michael win 1st place, but he won 1st place by a HUGE margin! Over 440,000 votes were cast! Thanks to everyone that voted!