MARTY FRIEDMAN Looks Back On Inferno Album - "I Was Extremely Happy With It; I Thought I Could Never, Ever Top It"

August 24, 2019, 8 months ago

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Looks Back On Inferno Album - "I Was Extremely Happy With It; I Thought I Could Never, Ever Top It"

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman recently guested on Scars And Guitars and discussed the challenges he faces as an artist. He also commented on his backing band, which will be accompanying him to Australia for a string of shows at the end of the year. Check out the complete audio interview here.

On the biggest challenge he faces as an artist

Freidman: "Always doing something new without repeating myself. And that's the biggest challenge and the hardest challenge, but it's been the same exact challenge ever since I started making records, so I'm so completely used to it that it's just very natural. I'm just very happy that I'm able to continue doing that and what I'm trying to say is, it's kind of the reason why I've taken a break since my Wall Of Sound album (released in 2017). Inferno (2014) was an extreme piece of work, and I was extremely happy with it. I thought I could never, ever top it, and then I had to make another record, and over time, constraints and tours coming up, I thought I couldn't do it, but I actually did it - really busted my ass. I worked so hard on Wall of Sound and I'm so incredibly pleased with that."

Pinnacle Music Group have announced that Marty Friedman will be returning to Australia, for the first time with his full “Super Band” across four very intimate venues.

With a career of over 30 years with some of the world’s biggest heavy metal acts on top of an absolutely monumental solo career, Marty Friedman is a household name for guitarists across the world, and Australian fans get the chance to see the legendary shredder himself tear it up onstage in four incredibly intimate venues, giving fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Friedman’s guitar wizardry closer than ever before.

Ultimate VIP Packages Available! - You all have heard how great the VIP packages were for Marty's US and Europe tours - this time will top even that. What you get with this great package:

- Meet Marty and have ALL your items signed - no limit
- Photo with Marty - with your own camera
- Chat with Marty - no rush through
- Exclusive Marty Friedman guitar pick - the exact same one he uses
- And the rarest of the rare—the VIP only CD, Marty's Vault 4: Wicked Sh*t From Japan

If you know anything about the previous VIP packages, you will know that participants all received Marty's Vault 1, 2 & 3. Those are not available anywhere anymore. The new 75 minute Marty's Vault “4” CD continues in a series of Marty's recordings that he has done in Japan that have not been heard outside of Japan and contain some of Marty's finest and favorite playing of his career. This is a must have for any Marty collector and is not for sale anywhere and ONLY available with the VIP package.

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Tickets for the Australian tour are on sale now via or Oztix.


11 - Sydney, Australia - Crowbar
12 - Brisbane, Australia - Crowbar
13 - Melbourne, Australia - Bendigo Hotel
14 - Canberra, Australia - The Basement

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