Although this post isn’t about symmetric Metal imagery, Michael Angelo Batio has to be featured on this blog. Apart from being a guitar player not from this world, he is the only guitarist able to play symmetrically.

Batio (born February 23, 1956) also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is a guitarist from Chicago, USA. He was voted the “No. 1 Shredder of All Time” by Guitar One Magazine in 2003 and listed as one of the “Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time” by Guitar World Magazine.

Batio is ambidextrous, a skill he taught himself. This enables him to play two guitars at the same time either in synchronization or using separate harmonies. Batio invented and often demonstrates the “Over-Under” technique, which involves flipping his fretting hand over and under the neck rapidly, playing the guitar both regularly and like a piano (source).

Also interesting: Batio gave lessons to guitarist Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave) while at college.

And now enjoy the pure insanity he calls playing guitar(s):