Marty Friedman discusses Inferno, working with Jason Becker
Marty Friedman of Cacophony and Megadeth fame, is one of the most iconic and versatile names of rock guitar. The fret wizard is currently based in Japan where he is releasing loads of great material, doing crazy TV shows and playing outrageous shows. Friedman has just released a brand new, bang on instrumental album with his own material; his first in nearly four years.
Friedman moved to Japan in 2003 and has been working on various, versatile musical endeavors since then. Marty’s new solo album “Inferno” is by far his most thrilling and adventurous effort to date. The album also includes notable guest appearances by several artists influenced by Friedman, including flamenco/metal acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho, Skyharbor mastermind Keshav Dhar, and Revocation guitar whiz David Davidson. “Inferno” also features Friedman’s first writing collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony as the the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem.
Metalholic writer and Metal Wani Editor-in-Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi recently had a chat with Friedman. He discussed his new album “Inferno“, collaborations with guest musicians, working with Jason Becker, his Cacophony days, his opinion on instrumental bands, and the Indian Metal Scene. Towards the end Marty Friedman also discusses who’s bath water he wants to drink 😉