Marty Friedman Streams Eclectic New Track, “Whiteworm”. Listen Here via Guitar World. His new album, “Wall Of Sound”, will be out on August 4, 2017 via Prosthetic Records.
U.S. Tour featuring Scale the Summit and The Fine Constant Begins August 2.
After dropping his searing lead single, “Self Pollution”, early last month, Marty Friedman is following up today with the release of another new song – the eclectic “Whiteworm”. Both tracks are cut from his new album, Wall Of Sound, which will be released on August 4, 2017 via Prosthetic Records.
Marty Friedman tells Guitar World: “There are many unique playing, composing and arranging concepts on each song [on Wall Of Sound], and they are quite different from each other. In “Whiteworm”, it starts with an element that I like, which is to do something that “doesn`t sound like me”. I tend to sound like myself even when I`m not trying to, so it is a little thrill to come up with something that doesn’t smell like me at all. Also, I think a subliminal goal in rock music is to have an intro that many people will want to pick up a guitar and play – “Stairway to Heaven”, “Smoke on the Water”, etc. Since those days, more challenging things can inspire people too. This intro would have made me run to a guitar to try to learn it when I was 15.”
Wall Of Sound expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music. The album was produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice in Chains) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Lamb of God, Opeth). Pre-orders can be found HERE.
Once again, Marty Friedman assembled an incredible and diverse group of musicians to record and guest on Wall Of Sound. His core recording band is made up of Anup Sastry, a modern whiz kid sharing drum duties with uber-veteran Gregg Bissonette, and Japanese musician Kiyoshi – who is undisputedly one of the most aggressive bassists on earth. Guests include Jinxx of Black Veil Brides and Shiv Mehra of Deafheaven, and Jorgen Munkeby of Shining lends his voice to the only non-instrumental track on the album.
Wall Of Sound will be available on all digital platforms, compact disc and comes in 5 limited edition LP color variants:
- White Black Swirl LP – 300 Worldwide
- Clear Black Smoke LP – 100 Worldwide
- Glow in The Dark LP – 100 Worldwide
- Clear Black Swirl LP – European retail exclusive, 100 Europe only
- White LP – US indie retail exclusive, 200 US only
All pre-orders come with a laminate good for 1 VIP meet and greet to Marty’s 2017 US tour. Keep an eye on www.martyfriedman.com for dates, email with your order number and what date you would like to attend.
Marty Friedman will begin a headlining run on August 2 in Philadelphia, PA. Support comes from Houston’s top progressive outfit, Scale the Summit, along with Madison, WI’s technical progressive three-piece,
The Fine Constant. See below for all upcoming tour dates:
Marty Friedman – Wall of Sound Tour 2017, w/ Special Guests: Scale The Summit and The Fine Constant
- 8/02 The Foundry at the Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
- 8/03 Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
- 8/04 Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
- 8/05 Crossroads, Garwood, NJ
- 8/06 Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
- 8/08 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
- 8/09 Diesel, Chesterfield, MI
- 8/10 Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL
- 8/11 Studio B at the Skyway, Minneapolis, MN
- 8/12 Sokol Underground, Omaha, NE
- 8/13 Fubar, St, Louis, MO
- 8/16 Scout Bar, Houston, TX
- 8/17 The Rock Box, San Antonio, TX
- 8/18 Trees, Dallas, TX
- 8/19 Tower Theater, Oklahoma, OK
- 8/20 The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
- 8/23 Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
- 8/24 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
- 8/25 The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
- 8/26 The Whisky, Los Angeles, CA
- 8/27 The Parish @ HOB, Anaheim, CA
- 8/28 Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
About Marty Friedman:
Marty Friedman released his first solo album, Dragon’s Kiss, on the influential Shrapnel Records. His tenure with Cacophony and Megadeth have created some of the most memorable music and jaw dropping guitar solos ever heard. He’s received dozens of platinum and gold awards from throughout the globe and continually pushes the boundaries of music as is heard on Wall Of Sound. Fluent in Japanese, Friedman currently resides in Tokyo where he is a constant fixture on Japanese television (appearing on hundreds of network programs, musical and non-musical, and as the face of long running campaigns for Fanta/Coca Cola, Sumitomo Bank, Suntory etc.), in addition to appearing in major motion pictures. He is also the author of two hardcover books in Japanese detailing his unusual views on the current Japanese music scene, as well as two best-selling manga-related books, which are both in their eighth editions now. Friedman has not only held top charting positions with his own albums in Japan, but has also collaborated on and produced several Top 5 hits. Marty Friedman was recently appointed a Japanese Heritage Ambassador to promote the country`s upcoming Olympic games. He is currently filming a documentary, and his biography is set to be published soon.