On the heels of two sold-out shows in Tokyo last week, renowned guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN has announced two additional Japanese performances in support of his acclaimed new album "Inferno." On Oct. 11, FRIEDMAN will appear at Puma's largest store in Osaka, where he will perform live at a special in-store event. The following Saturday, FRIEDMAN will play live at Japan's largest annual heavy metal music festival, Loud Park, alongside Dream Theater, Manowar, Arch Enemy, Dragonforce and more. FRIEDMAN will then continue the "Inferno" worldwide assault on a UK trek with Kreator and Arch Enemy. The tour will also include support from Norwegian forward-thinking "blackjazz" act Shining, whose frontman Jørgen Munkeby lent his lively saxophone chops to the "Inferno" standout "Meat Hook, and whose members will serve as the guitarist's backing band during the tour. FRIEDMAN recently toured alongside Gus G throughout Europe, live footage of which is included in the below music video for the song "Hyper Doom."
UPCOMING APPEARANCES & TOUR DATES
10/11 Osaka, JP - PUMA (In-store performance)
10/18 Saitama, JP - Loud Park Festival @ Saitama Super Arena
12/16 Birmingham, UK - The Institute #
12/17 Bristol, UK - Academy #
12/18 London, UK - The Forum #
12/19 Manchester, UK - Academy #
12/20 Dublin, UK - Academy #
12/21 Glasgow, UK - QMU #
12/22 Newcastle, UK - Academy #
# with Kreator, Arch Enemy & Shining
"Inferno," FRIEDMAN's internationally acclaimed new solo effort, was described as “his purest, heaviest guitar work" (NPR) and is his first recording in over a decade to be released worldwide simultaneously. Recorded in Los Angeles with Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) while being mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth), "Inferno" features several notable guest collaborations with a range of artists including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Danko Jones, Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Dave Davidson (Revocation) and more. The album also features a special songwriting collaboration with ALS survivor and former Cacophony bandmate Jason Becker on the single "Horrors."
"Inferno" is available now on CD or LP from Best Buy, FYE or various local independent record stores nationwide. You can stream the album in full on Spotify or RDIO before grabbing a digital download from one of the below sites:
Amazon MP3: http://amzn.com/B00KGJ4YS4