During a recent interview with Bob Nalbandian of the “Shockwaves/HardRadio” podcast, Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) offered an update on his new album. The guitarist said the effort is “really close to being done,” but he is unsure when it will be released due to the pandemic.
Friedman said the following:
“I’m still working on the record. I haven’t really got anything to report as for when and where it’s gonna get released, because, obviously, COVID changed a lot of release dates and event things.
I haven’t really talked about the record anywhere yet, because I wanna wait till I can tell people when it’s coming out and stuff. But I’m still working on it. It’s really close to being done, but since we got so many exensions because of the COVID thing, I’ve been able to go in and re-tool it and just have the luxury of doing remixes and replaying stuff. It’s really kind of the ultimate way to make a record.”
He also added:
“Any record that I do, as you know, as everybody who listens to my stuff knows, it’s gonna be — at least in my opinion — one step further, deeper, more, above, whatever it is; just a new step farther ahead, advanced — just something I’ve never done before. And I’ve had the luxury of much more time and much more of other people’s time as well.
Usually, it’s really hard to track down and nail down members and studio people. You really wanna have your ‘A team,’ but sometimes the ‘A team’ is very busy. But now it’s been a lot easier to get people on board who are usually really, really busy, so scheduling has been just a breeze. And [I] love that.”