Tag Archives: Marty Friedman

New & Noteworthy, August 4th 2017: The Rise of New Releases

Posted by on August 4, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new music from Mary Friedman and Accept. If you would like to check out last week’s New & Noteworthy, you can do so here, and the week’s sales numbers are also […]

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Marty Friedman streaming new album ‘Wall of Sound’

Posted by on August 3, 2017

Marty Friedman’s new solo album Wall of Sound will be released tomorrow (4) via Prosthetic Records. The record was produced by the former Megadeth guitarist, engineered by Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice In Chains) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Opeth, Sepultura). Today (3), Prosthetic Records are streaming the album a little bit early and […]

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Marty Friedman premieres new song, “Miracle”

Posted by on July 12, 2017

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman unveiled a new tune, “Miracle.” The track is taken from his upcoming album Wall of Sound, arriving on August 4th via Prosthetic Records. The song originally premiered on Billboard, alongside with an interview. Friedman mentioned “Miracle” is a “heartfelt” song: “that’s supposed to make you feel really good after a […]

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Dave Mustaine reflects on Marty Friedman’s departure

Posted by on July 6, 2017

In a recent interview with AXS, Dave Mustaine revealed one of the main reasons why ex Guitarist, Marty Friedman, left the band. Essentially, it had a lot to do with the song “Breadline” from 1999’s Risk. AXS asked how he chooses which guitarist should play a solo when writing new material. He commented: “It’s pretty […]

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Jason Becker speaks out against American Health Care Act

Posted by on June 29, 2017

If you’re not familiar with Jason Becker, you should be. The virtuouso guitarist made records with Marty Friedman (as Cacophony) and played on a David Lee Roth solo album, all before he was 23. Then he was diagnosed with ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He gradually lost the ability to walk or speak, but uses […]

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Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman share details on new ‘Wall of Sound’ album, and premieres new song

Posted by on June 2, 2017

It’s been three years since former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman released 2014’s Inferno, and now we finally get to hear new material. Friedman’s next solo effort Wall of Sound will be released this summer on August 4th via Prosthetic Records. He unleashed a taste of it with a new song that happens to be the […]

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Rock and metal artists react to death of Eagles’ Glenn Frey

Posted by on January 19, 2016

The week started with a low note with the passing of Eagle’s guitarist and singer, Glenn Frey yesterday at the age of 67. Frey had been battling a series of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia while recovering from intestinal surgery. The band’s Facebook page posted the following regarding the news: It is […]

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Shrapnel Records acquired by The Orchard, catalog to be released digitally

Posted by on November 20, 2015

If you are an avid guitar-shredder or at least enjoy the art of that genre, you may know who Shrapnel Records is, but for those who don’t, they’re a instrumental-oriented label established in the early 80’s that has guitar-centric  artists like Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, and many other shredders in their roster. The […]

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Now Dave Mustaine is saying ‘Rust In Peace’ reunion wasn’t his idea

Posted by on November 12, 2015

One thing that had a lot of Megadeth fans very excited earlier this year was the prospect of a reunion from the band’s Rust In Peace era, including drummer Nick Menza and guitarist Marty Friedman. While the lineup that recorded their forthcoming Dystopia is a solid one, for nostalgia and guitar geeks sake, many were hoping it would be […]

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Marty Friedman touring again in the U.S. in 2016

Posted by on November 4, 2015

It looks like Marty Friedman isn’t done here in the states. After an absence from the U.S. since 2003, Marty Friedman returned and played 20+ dates with Exmortus over the last two months. Now the former Megadeth guitarist will be returning to North America for a 12-date run with Prosthetic Records label-mates Holy Grail in February of next year. Said Friedman […]

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