ALBERTO RIGONI & MICHAEL MANRING Announce New Album “Grains of Sands”

Bassists ALBERTO RIGONI & MICHAEL MANRING Announce New Album “Grains of Sands”, Ft. Mark Zonder, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm + More!

Worldwide known bassists Alberto Rigoni (solo, BAD As, Vivaldi Metal Project, etc.) and Michael Manring (solo, Alex Skolnick, Michael Hedges, etc.) announce that they have joined their creativity to release a new album called “Grain of Sands”. The album, spanning from prog, rock, ambient, will feature Mark Zonder (Fates Warning) at the drums. Moreover, on some songs, the duo invited as special guests bassists as as Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm and others.

The album is already available for pre-order in Digipack CD and digital at: (2 tracks already streamable). 
Release date will be announced soon.

Alberto Rigoni says: “After the release of Song for Souls in memory of my father I said I was going to retire (at least for a bit) but well…. I could not resist to make an album with one of the best bass player in the world like Michael. Hope you will enjoy it”

Michael Manring says: “Alberto is a prolific artist with a deep love of the bass. His enthusiasm is inspiring and it’s always a pleasure to work with him.”

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Alberto Rigoni (soloist, BAD AS, Natural Born Machine, Bassists Alliance Project, Vivaldi Metal Project, The Italians, Kim Bingham)

Born in 1981, Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the metal band BAD As, The Italians, Natural Born Machines  Lady & THE BASS,  co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project and member of progressive rock band TwinSpirits (no more active).

Between 2008 and 2022 Alberto has released worldwide 9 solo album (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys, Overloaded, BASSORAMA, Duality, EvoRevolution, Prog Injection, Odd Times, For The Love of Bass, Songs for Souls), spanning from progressive rock metal to fusion. His albums also features legendary musicians such as Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater),Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Marco Minnemann (the Aristocrats), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring, Nathan East, Lee Sklar and many many others.
Alberto has been featured on the cover of magazine such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland), Bassiste Magazine (FR). Moreover, on March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”. 

Alberto has also recorded for several international artists such as Italian pop singer Alexia and he is also playing bass for Canadian rock singer and songwriter Kim Bingham (ex-Nelly Furtado) and The Italians, sharing stages with artists such as Alan Parson, Suzanne Vega, Jørn Lande, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore and others.

In 2016 founded a new metal band called BADASS (now called BAD As) with which released three albums (More Pain More Gain, Midnight Curse and Crucified Society. 

On December 15th 2017, Rigoni together with bassist Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under) released a new studio project called Bassists Alliance. The first album “Crush” will feature top notch bassists such as Michael Manring, Adam Nitti, Steve di Giorgio, Colin Edwin, Mark Mitchell, Scott Reeder, Dmitry Lisenko, Brandino BassMaster, Ryan Martini, Leonid Maksimov, Tony Grey.

In 2019 founded a new AOR band called “Natural Born Machine” featuring famous Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman. Their debut album “Human” has been released on February 19th 2021 by Pride and Joy Music.

Alberto is now working on a new album with bassist Michael Manring and doing on-line bass recording sessions for artists from all the world.

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