Video footage of guitarist Michael Angelo Batio (ex-HOLLAND, N.I.T.R.O.) performing at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany, has been posted on YouTube. Watch the two clips below.
Batio is one of several guitarists who are featured in Troy Grady's upcoming film "Introducing Cracking the Code", which is described as "a documentary of shred technique." According to Grady, "Cracking the Code" is "not simply a compendium of performance footage. Nor is it a collection of licks demonstrated by masters. It is a unique mechanical investigation that uses slow-motion video to answer the question of how shred technique actually works. The principal tool in this investigation is the ShredCam, a guitar-mounted, high-speed camera that lets us perform up-close analysis of technique. The ShredCam captures hand movements at frame rates several times that of standard broadcast video, and the ShredCam software slows the footage down for further scrutiny." Also scheduled to appear in the film are Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR, HOLYHELL) and Rusty Cooley (OUTWORLD), among others.
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