Michael Angelo Batio:
Hello everyone. Since my last update, a lot of great things have been happening. Over 20 extra shows were scheduled in July and August and it delayed the September 7th release date. However, the record is now finished and it is absolutely the best album I have ever recorded. I have also added several more guest stars and an additional track. A special thanks to Dave Reffett for his help on this final song for "Intermezzo." (We will post all of the names of the guest stars, including the Kickstarter guest stars very soon :-) The mix and mastering are scheduled to take place - 100% confirmed - in October. The official release date of "Intermezzo" is Thursday November 14th. I can confidently say that "Intermezzo" will be released and available on this date with no more delays. It's been a long time in the making, but I truly feel it is worth it and I think you will agree.
We are in the process of creating a song sampling that will be available soon as well. To all of you that have supported me through Kickstarter, I would like to say a special "thank you." You have been patient and understanding. I can only reiterate that in a year or two from now - no one will care if "Intermezzo" was released in September or November of 2013, they will only remember if the record is great or not. I have put 110% of my energy, passion and experience into "Intermezzo" and it won't disappoint. Between now and October we are going to be putting out official press releases and getting the publicity component of the record in full swing. Also, I will 100% make sure every single person that contributed here on Kickstarter receives exactly what they pledged. In closing, I can't wait for everyone to hear "Intermezzo." You Rock, Michael Angelo Batio http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/15580365/michael-angelo-batio-intermezzo-album-project/posts/593997