Iconic guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN has spent the last two years conquering audiences across the globe on a world tour in support of his critically-acclaimed 2014 solo album "Inferno", which included FRIEDMAN performing a record-breaking jaunt across South America, touring extensively throughout Europe with acts such as Gus G. (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne), Arch Enemy and Kreator, appearing at multiple high-profile gigs in his current home country of Japan (Loud Park) and his first return to the U.S. in over 12 years.
In celebration of the upcoming appearances, FRIEDMAN has teamed up with BILLBOARD to premiere the gruesome music video for his manic single "Meathook" featuring Shining (NOR) frontman Jorgen Munkeby on saxophone. FRIEDMAN describes the video as "a very fresh and aggressive collaboration of my guitar and Shining`s Jorgen Munkeby`s violent sax playing".
Marking his first-ever Billboard charting solo release, "INFERNO" won extensive praise from critics and fans alike upon its release earlier this year, receiving coverage from mainstream media outlets ( Grammy.com, NPR) and rock press (Guitar World, Revolver, Decibel, Metal Hammer, Vintage Guitar) alike. Described by Rolling Stone as “rich with complex melodies and nuanced arrangements,” “Inferno” features 12 dynamic tracks featuring guest appearances by the likes of Danko Jones, Alexi Laiho, Dave Davidson and a special songwriting collaboration with former Cacophony bandmate and ALS survivor Jason Becker.
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FRIEDMAN is currently working on material for his upcoming 2017 solo album. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks! http://martyfriedman.com