Veteran guitarist Marty Friedman will appear on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show this weekend.
Friedman will appear on That Metal Show Saturday, March 1st at 11pm ET. Friedman will join Mike Jones (Foreigner), Leslie West (Mountain), and Lita Ford (The Runaways) on this week’s edition of That Metal Show. Friedman jokingly noted in an interview that while the main purpose of his appearance was to promote his upcoming album Inferno, he also even more excited about being on the show because he got to talk to one of his own favorite guitarists of all time. “Of course I talked about my upcoming album, ‘Inferno,’” he said. “But there was another guitarist on the show, and I just had to ask him what I wanted to know ever since I was a kid — just what the hell was he thinking when he laid down one of the most unorthodox (and cool) solos ever. Hope they don`t edit that part out!” Tune in tomorrow night to find out!”
Inferno is scheduled to be released via Prosthetic Records May 27th in North America and May 26th in the UK and Europe, May 23rd in G/A/S and via Universal Records in Japan May 21st. It will be his first record of original material in four years and the first in over ten years that will be released simultaneously around the world. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth). It will also include a number of A-list guest appearances from the likes of: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom), Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor), and David Davidson (Revocation) among others. The album’s track listing is included below.
“Inferno” Track Listing:
3. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
4. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar) (STREAM)
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)
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise-
Friedman will tour in support of his new album beginning May 1st in Tampere, Finland. He will serve as support act for Gus G. who is also set to release his new album this Spring. Friedman’s current tour itinerary is listed below.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
5/1 Tampere, FL – Klubi #
5/2 Helsinki, FL – Nosturi #
5/3 Stockholm, SW – Stockholm Rocks Festival #
5/5 Gothenburg, SW- Tradgarn #
5/6 Malmo, SW – KB #
5/9 Krakow, PL – Lizard King #
5/10 Warsaw, PL – Progreja #
5/12 Munich,DE – Backstage #
5/14 Hannover, DE – Musixzentrum #
5/15 Essen, DE – Turock #
5/16 Zoetermeer, NL – De Boerderij #
5/17 Hasselt, BE – Muziekodroom #
5/18 Uden, NL – De Pul #
5/20 Savigny Le Temple, FR – L’impriente #
5/21 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington #
5/22 Nuneaton, UK – Queens Hall #
# with Gus G
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