Founding members Michael Angelo Batio and frontman Jim Gillette announced last year that they’d be reforming their ’80s glam metal band Nitro for a new album. They also announced that Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler would be filling the group out, though the question of who would play bass on the record has been a mystery until now.
“Nitro is proud, humbled and honored to finally tell fans and friends that VICTOR WOOTEN will be the guest bass player on the new Nitro album,” the band revealed in a press release. “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, TN for 18 years called Vix Camps.”
Wooten, who also laid down tracks for the progressive metal project Octavision last year, says he is pumped to contribute to the effort. “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, 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!”
There hasn’t been any of the new music released yet, but you can get an idea of the project by checking out the original Nitro material: