Victor Wooten will be the guest bass player on the forthcoming comeback album from the reformed NITRO, featuring guitar virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio, vocalist Jim Gillette and LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler.
A five-time Grammy Award winner and widely recognized as the greatest living bass player in the world, Wooten is also a resident scholar of performance at the prestigious Berklee College Of Music and has been running his own music retreat located near Nashville, Tennessee for eighteen years.
Says Wooten: "I'm so happy to be included as part of the new NITRO project. I've been a fan of Michael Angelo Batio for decades, [and] Jim Gillette and Chris Adler are just as amazing. They're causing me to have to step up my game. Fans will be thrilled to hear what we are coming up with, I'm really excited about it!"
Adler adds: "I have been in awe of Victor for many, many years. His musical gifts, which are second to none, are matched by his ability to inspire. I am giddy, humbled and amazed to have the chance to share music with, and learn from, him. Hearing him play music — or even speak about playing music for that matter — is truly a gift. Playing this material with him is mind blowing, listening to what he brings to this is game-changing."
Says Batio: "Victor is the best of the best! He is a legendary musician and the most amazing bass player I've ever heard. Beyond excited is an understatement. We can't wait for everyone to hear what we're coming up with."
Gillette comments: "To have Victor on board is a dream come true. The caliber of musicianship is beyond anything the metal community has ever experienced. This takes the term 'supergroup' to a whole new level. The metal gods are definitely watching over us."
A release date for the new NITRO album, currently being recorded, will be announced soon. The band plans to debut a single from the new record, along with a promotional video, within the next two weeks.