Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 2:02 PM
Debuts New Track "Jasmine Cyanide"
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With his first North American tour in more than a decade set to kick off next week, legendary guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN has unveiled "Jasmine Cyanide", a track recorded during the sessions for his latest album Inferno. The song -- which features vocals by Canadian rocker Danko Jones and TESSERACT's Daniel Tompkins, as well as guitar work by Keshav Dhar (SKYHARBOR) and drums by Anup Sastry (Jeff Loomis, INTERVALS) -- is one of two bonus tracks that appear on the new deluxe edition of Inferno which will be released across digital platforms this Friday (4). Listen to "Jasmine Cyanide" below.
Featuring FRIEDMAN's heaviest work to date, Inferno includes guest appearances from acoustic flamenco duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, former CACOPHONY bandmate and ALS survivor Jason Becker, CHILDREN OF BODOM's Alexi Laiho and more. The album -- FRIEDMAN's first-ever solo release to crack the Billboard Top 200 -- was released to extensive critical acclaim last year, in addition to being named "Best Shred Album" of 2014 by readers of Guitar World. The track listing for the Inferno deluxe edition is as follows:
FRIEDMAN -- who recently guested on will perform live in the U.S. for the first time in a dozen years next week, when he kicks off the Inferno North American tour in his hometown of Baltimore. The headlining run, which features support from Los Angeles-based heavy metal outfit EXMORTUS, concludes on the West Coast on Oct. 3. General admission and VIP Tickets (which include a meet & greet) are available now; check www.martyfriedman.com.
FRIEDMAN will also appear on the inaugural 2016 Axes & Anchors Cruise (Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker), where he will perform two sets and host a guitar clinic. Reservations can be made now at www.axesandanchors.com (use the code MARTY16 when booking to save $100).