In celebration of the kickoff of his world tour, guitar legend MARTY FRIEDMAN -- whose trailblazing work with Cacophony and Megadeth continues to inspire legions of fans around the globe -- has released a third track from his new solo release "Inferno." Take a listen to "Meat Hook," a tantalizing collaboration with "blackjazz" rebel Jørgen Munkeby (Shining) on vocals and saxophone:
Scheduled for release on May 27 in North America, "Inferno" marks the first original material from FRIEDMAN in over a decade to be released simultaneously worldwide, and features what he describes as his most intense writing and playing yet. The album -- recorded mostly in Los Angeles with Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth) -- includes FRIEDMAN's first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony, in addition to guest appearances by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Alexi Laiho, David Davidson and more. You can pre-order "Inferno" and watch the music video for its title track right now at http://prostheticrecords.com/inferno.
In other news, FRIEDMAN has also launched a featured column with Guitar World entitled "Full Shred." The first lesson and tabs can be found in the June issue of the magazine, while you can view this month's instructional video HERE.
FRIEDMAN will kick-off a world tour for "Inferno" tomorrow, as he joins fellow guitar virtuoso Gus G. across Europe. Further international dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
MARTY FRIEDMAN TOUR DATES
5/1 Tampere, FL - Klubi #
5/2 Helsinki, FL - Nosturi #
5/3 Stockholm, SW - Stockholm Rocks Festival #
5/5 Gothenburg, SW - Tradgarn #
5/7 Malmo, SW - KB #
5/9 Krakow, PL - Lizard King #
5/10 Warsaw, PL - Progresja #
5/11 Colmar, FR - Grillen #
5/12 Munich, DE - Backstage #
5/14 Hannover, DE - Musikzentrum #
5/15 Essen, DE - Turock #
5/16 Zoetermeer, NL - De Boerderij #
5/17 Hasselt, BE - Muziekodroom #
5/20 Savigny Le Temple, FR - L’impreinte #
5/21 London, UK - O2 Academy Islington #
5/22 Nuneaton, UK - Queens Hall #
# with Gus G.
For tickets and further information, please visit http://www.martyfriedman.com/