The track, “Steroidhead,” off of MARTY FRIEDMAN‘s upcoming solo album, Inferno, is now up. Check it out below:
It sounds unmistakenly like Marty. “Steroidhead” sees FRIEDMAN backed by 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 Marty‘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 several artists influenced by Marty, including Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), 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.