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Shining To Play Shows With Kreator And Arch Enemy

Norwegian blackjazz outfit Shining has checked in with the following update about new tour dates:

"We're super happy to play these shows with Kreator, Arch Enemy, and Marty Friedman in the UK in December!

"We're even doing a very special and unique set together with Marty Friedman on stage which will include both Shining and Marty material! 2014 has been one of Shining's and most active years so far, and this is a grand way to top it!"

16.12.2014 - The Institute - Birmingham, UK
17.12.2014 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
18.12.2014 - The Forum - London, UK
19.12.2014 - Academy - Manchester, UK
20.12.2014 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
21.12.2014 - QMU - Glasgow, UK
22.12.2014 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK More...

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Marty Friedman Releases New Music Video

Marty Friedman has released a new music video for "Hyper Doom," taken from the new "Inferno" album and filmed during his recent European tour. Check out the clip below. The "Inferno" track listing is as follows:

1. Inferno
2. Resin
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar)
5. I Can’t Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
7. Hyper Doom
8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
10. Undertow
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise

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Marty Friedman Posts "Hyper Doom" Teaser

Take a sneak preview of the upcoming music video for "Hyper Doom" below. The track is taken from Marty Friedman's latest release "Inferno," featuring live footage from his Euro tour with Gus G. The "Inferno" track listing is as follows:

1. Inferno
2. Resin
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar)
5. I Can’t Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
7. Hyper Doom
8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
10. Undertow
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise

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Marty Friedman Posts New Track Preview

Listen to a sneak preview of Marty Friedman's new track “Hyper Doom,” the song that kicks off the concert performances on his current European tour with Gus G, in the player below. The song appears on the guitarist’s new album “Inferno,” due out in North America on May 27th.

You can also hear the previously released full track "Meat Hook" - which features a sax appearance by Shining's Jørgen Munkeby - at this location. The "Inferno" track listing is as follows:

1. Inferno
2. Resin
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar)
5. I Can’t Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
6. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
7. Hyper Doom
8. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
9. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
10. Undertow
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise- More...

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Shining Talks Marty Friedman Collaboration

Marty Friedman recently released a new track online titled "Meat Hook, which featured saxophone courtesy Jørgen Munkeby from Norwegian outfit Shining.

Munkeby has now released a video clip discussing his recent collaboration with the ex-Megadeth member's new album "Inferno." Check it out below.

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Marty Friedman Posts Sax-Laden New Track

In celebration of the kickoff of his world tour, guitar legend Marty Friedman has released a third track from his new solo release "Inferno." Take a listen to "Meat Hook" below, which is 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, and features what he describes as his most intense writing and playing yet.

The album was recorded mostly in Los Angeles with Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth). A previously posted music video for the title track is available at this location. More...

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Marty Friedman Releases "Inferno" Video

Guitarist Marty Friedman has unveiled the music video for “Inferno,” the title track from his new album due out in North America on May 27th.

The concept for the clip — directed by Friedman and David Brodsky (Devin Townsend, The Black Dahlia Murder) — was inspired by a television show in Japan, where Friedman currently lives and is a popular TV personality himself.

Says Friedman “The music video for ‘Inferno’ is an homage/parody of one of my fave Japanese TV shows, ‘Zenryokusaka‘ (‘Full Power Hill’). It’s a weekly five-minute show where the entire premise is absolutely nothing but a girl running up a hill. Each week a different girl, and a different hill. I am hooked on this show, and think it is genius in its simplicity and ever-so-slight sexual nature. It took me a while to explain the charm of the show to the video director, but I think towards the end of making our video together, he got it. It’s like many things that happen outside the culture you were born in; you either get it and it’s fresh or you don’t and it’s just weird.”

The “Inferno” album was recorded mostly in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth). Featuring notable guest appearances and collaborations with acts including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Jason Becker, Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Dave Davidson (Revocation) and Danko Jones, the album features what Friedman describes as the heaviest and most intense playing and writing of his career. More...

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Marty Friedman Appears On The Artie Lange Show

Guitarist Marty Friedman recently appeared as a guest on the late-night television talk show “The Artie Lange Show” alongside guests Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs) and former football quarterback Warren Moon.

Friedman appeard to promote his upcoming release “Inferno,” which is due out in May. You can view the full interview in the clips provided below. More...

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Marty Friedman Footage From NAMM Available

GearGods.net has posted live footage of shredder Marty Friedman performing live at the Boss/Roland booth during the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA last week.

Marty Friedman, who made history as lead guitarist in the bands Megadeth and Cacophony, has been a rare sight in the USA for over a decade. Watch the footage below for an exclusive peak at Marty's return with this intimate NAMM performance. More...

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Marty Friedman Streaming New Song

Marty Friedman has unveiled the first full track from his upcoming studio album, "Inferno." The brand new song "Steroidhead" can be streamed below.

"Steroidhead" sees Friedman backed by some notable young musicians -- Keshav Dhar and Anup Sastry (Skyharbor). Says Friedman: "I love working with innovative, risky and borderline crazy musicians, and the guys on 'Steroidhead' certainly fit that description. Each track on the album has a separate dream team on it, so it feels like a constant barrage of fresh interpretations of my music."

Due in May, "Inferno," is Friedman's first solo album of original material in four years, and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released worldwide simultaneously. Featuring what he describes as the heaviest, most intense playing of his career, the album will feature guest appearances by Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and Revocation's David Davidson. In addition, "Inferno" includes Friedman's first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony. More...

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Marty Friedman Inks Deal With Prosthetic

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. The label commented:

"Three recent albums by pioneering guitarist Marty Friedman – whose groundbreaking work with Megadeth and Cacophony continues to receive international acclaim to this day – will receive North American releases by Prosthetic Records on August 14.

"Two of the titles – 2010's Bad D.N.A. and 2008's Future Addict – have until this year only been available in Japan, where Friedman now lives, while 2006's acclaimed Loudspeaker, originally released Stateside by Shrapnel Records, will be made available domestically once again.

"You can head over to this location now to pre-order a bundle consisting of all three titles!"

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Orphaned Land Guitarist Plays With Marty Friedman

New live footage has made its way online featuring Orphaned Land guitarist Yossi Sassi joining guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman on stage for the performance of Thunder March. You can check out the footage, which was taken during Friedman's May 31 concert at Reading 3 Club in Tel Aviv, Israel, in the player below.

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Marty Friedman To Sell Megadeth Guitars For Japan

Former Megadeth axeman Marty Friedman, who currently lives in Japan, has posted the following statement online announcing that he will be selling his own Megadeth-era guitars for help in the relief of Japanese earthquake vicitims.

"Thank you all for your support and prayers. I am 100% fine, 100% healthy and in better shape than ever. However, there are many, many people here in Japan that are facing an unbelievable tragedy.

"It's time to go to the next step. I will be auctioning ALL of my guitars from the Megadeth-era and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the earthquake relief.

"I am going to L.A. right NOW to the climate controlled lockup where all the guitars have been in their cases since January 2000. All guitars I used on all the Megadeth recordings, tours, videos, everything WILL be auctioned off.

"When I get to the lockup, I will do my best to sort out which was used for what (I suck at that...I'm sure many of you guys know better than I do) and notate as many details as possible. Pictures, descriptions and how to bid will all be up on my U.S. website as well as my Japanese website within 2-3 days.

"I have NEVER sold ANY of my guitars before; this is the only way these guitars will leave my possession. I urge you to please spread the word and most of all BID HIGH. You will be putting a huge deposit in the 'karma bank' and have some pretty cool guitars to show for it. DO IT!"

More information will be posted online as it is made available.

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Marty Friedman Announces European Solo Tour

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has announced the following European solo tour dates:

May 05 - Bibelot - Dordrecht, Netherlands
May 06 - Underworld - London, UK
May 07 - Spirit '66 - Verviers, Belgium
May 08 - [to be announced] - Paris, France
May 10 - Rock Star Live - Bilbao, Spain
May 11 - Sala Heineken - Madrid, Spain
May 12 - Salamandra - Barcelona, Spain
May 14 - Jailbreak - Rome, Italy
May 15 - Bloom - Mezzago, Italy
May 17 - Exit Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Republic
May 18 - Randall - Bratislava, Slovakia
May 19 - A38 - Budapest, Hungary
May 20 - SKC - Belgrade, Serbia
May 21 - RBF Club - Sofia, Bulgaria
May 22 - Romeo & Juliet - Istanbul, Turkey
May 23 - 312 Arena - Ankara, Turkey
May 24 - Noxx - Izmir, Turkey
May 26 - Eightball Club - Thessaloniki, Greece
May 27 - AN Club - Athens, Greece
May 28 - Tochka - Moscow, Russia
May 29 - Jagger Club - St. Petersburg, Russia
May 31 - Reading 3 - Tel-Aviv, Israel

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