Last year Michael Angelo Batio announced that Nitro was reforming with a new drummer - the guy from Lamb Of God - and that they were going to record a new album of completely new music and then they would tour. They had one of those campaigns to raise money where they asked fans for donations as well as asking fans to buy things such as a one hour Skype guitar lesson with MAB with all the money going to finance the recording of their new album since, according to him, they had turned down record label offers to finance the album. MAN stated he thought that financing it through fans would give them greater artistic freedom.
Since the money raising campaign ended, a campaign in which Jim Gillette had a gold medal from a jiu-jitsu tournament he won for sale, all to raise money for the recording of the new Nitro album. Since then, MAB and Jim Gillette (as far as I know) have been silent regarding a progress report on the new Nitro album or even a rough estimate on when it would be released or a rough estimate on when their United States tour would begin.
There were questions directly asking Michael Angelo Batio about the release of the new Nitro album and the tour for that album on MAB’s very own website on which fans can directly communicate with him but so far those questions have been ignored by Michael. I’m beginning to think that there will be no new album or tour. If I’m right about that, and I hope I’m not right, then what happens to the donations for the recording of the new album that his fans gave him? Does he return them or keep them?