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Michael Angelo Batio

Michael Angelo Batio

Real/full name:
Michael Angelo Batio
67 (born Jun 12th, 1956)
Place of birth:
United States (Chicago, Illinois)


Michael is ambidextrous and is known as such for inventing the "double" and "quad" guitar instruments, used to show off his impressive guitar playing prowess.

He's also known for having released a series of guitar instructional videos.


He appeared in the 1991 cult classic low budget horror/comedy film Shock 'Em Dead as a close-up guitar playing body double for the main character and as a demon. He also recorded several songs for the movie's soundtrack.


Guitars (1984-1986, 1999, 2013), Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2021-present)

1985 Little Monsters Guitars, Vocals (backing) (as "Mike Batio")
1985 Gotta Run / Wake Up the Neighborhood (Single) Guitars
1999 Wake Up the Neighborhood (Compilation) Guitars, Vocals (backing) (as "Mike Batio")


Guitars (2022-present)

2023 Laut und hart, stark und schnell (Single) Guitars

Michael Angelo Batio

Guitars, Vocals (1993-present)

1995 No Boundaries Drum programming, Bass, Songwriting, Keyboards, Guitars (electric, acoustic) (as "Michael Angelo")
1996 Holiday Strings Additional arrangement, Keyboards (additional), Guitars (electric, acoustic), Piano (as "Michael Angelo")
1997 Planet Gemini Vocals (tracks 8, 9), Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Songwriting
1999 Tradition All instruments
2000 Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity Vocals (Track 4), Bass, Keyboards, Guitars
2005 Hands Without Shadows Guitars, Keyboards
2006 " Performance " (Video) Electric , Acoustic & Double Neck Guitars
2007 2 X Again (Compilation) Keyboards, Guitars, Bass
2009 Hands Without Shadows 2: Voices Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
2013 Intermezzo Keyboards, Drum programming (tracks 1-7), Guitars, Bass (5-string) (tracks 1-4, 6-7), Songwriting (tracks 1-7)
2015 Shred Force 1: The Essential Michael Angelo Batio (Compilation) Guitars
2016 Soul in Sight (Collaboration) Keyboards, Songwriting, Guitars
2020 More Machine than Man Guitars
2022 Hurt (Single) Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
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Guitars, Keyboards (2000-2001, 2004)

Jim Gillette

Guitars (1987)

1987 Proud to Be Loud Guitars


Guitars (1988-1993, 2016-2018)

1988 Demo 1988 (Demo) Guitars
1989 Long Way from Home (Single) Guitars
1989 Freight Train (Single) Guitars (as "Michael Angelo")
1989 O.F.R. Guitars
1990 Demo 1990 (Demo) Guitars
1992 II - H.W.D.W.S. Keyboards, Guitars
1998 Gunnin' for Glory (Compilation) Bass, Vocals (backing), Guitars


2018 Foxy Lady (Single) Guitars

Andy Martongelli

2014 Spiral Motion Guitars (lead) (track 6)

David Shankle Group

2007 Hellborn Guitars (3rd lead) (track 13)
2015 Still a Warrior Guitars (lead) (track 7)


2021 German Steel Guitars (lead) (track 11)

Jacky Vincent

2013 Star X Speed Story Guitars (lead) (track 3)

Katrina Johansson

2005 Guitarsongs Volume 1 (EP) Bass
2007 Love, Surrender, Forgiveness (EP) Bass (track 4)


2022 Highlights from the Revenge of Odysseus (EP) Guitars (track 5)

Max Carlisle

2010 Speed Force Guitars (track 8)
2015 Visions of Speed and Thunder Guitars (track 10)


2021 The Beginning (EP) Guitars (lead) (track 4)

Savage Bliss

2020 Spoils of War (Single) Guitars (lead)


2012 A Lethal Dose of Truth Guitars (lead) (track 7)

The Beast of Nod

2021 Multiversal Guitars (lead) (track 9)


2006 Storm Alert Guitars (lead) (track 3)

Vivaldi Metal Project

2016 The Four Seasons Guitars (lead) (track 5)

Wayne Calford

2014 Shred Alliance Guitars (lead) (track 3)

Чёрный Обелиск

2006 Когда-нибудь (EP) Guitars (lead) (track 2)


1999 Wake Up the Neighborhood (Compilation) Executive producer (as "Mike Batio")

Katrina Johansson

2005 Guitarsongs Volume 1 (EP) Recording, Engineering, Mixing


2001 Orion - A Live Performance (Live album) Mastering

Michael Angelo Batio

1995 No Boundaries Producer, Engineering, Mixing (as "Michael Angelo")
1996 Holiday Strings Engineering, Mixing, Mastering, Producer (as "Michael Angelo")
1997 Planet Gemini Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1999 Tradition Producer
2000 Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity Producer
2004 Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity part 2 (Compilation) Producer
2005 Hands Without Shadows Producer
2007 2 X Again (Compilation) Producer, Engineering
2009 Hands Without Shadows 2: Voices Producer
2013 Intermezzo Recording (tracks 1-7), Producer


1989 Freight Train (Single) Producer
1989 Long Way from Home (Single) Producer
1989 O.F.R. Producer (as "Michael Angelo")
1990 Demo 1990 (Demo) Producer
1998 Gunnin' for Glory (Compilation) Producer, Executive producer
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