Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Composes Japan Heritage Official Theme Song

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) has written and produced the Japan Heritage Official Theme Song. The track was performed by Friedman and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and it contains strings arranged by Akira Sasaki, bass by Kiyoshi, piano by Yukiko Takada, tsuzumi by Shonosuke Okura, and drums by Mitsuru Kurauchi. Friedman commented:

“It was a thrill and an honor to be asked by the Japanese Government to compose this music. It will be played and performed at official events and functions from now on. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, I`ll always appreciate the gracious treatment I`ve received here and welcome this kind of responsibility in the future.”


Marty Friedman To Record Mexico City Show For New Live Release

Marty Friedman has announced that he will be recording his April 14 show at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City, MEX for a new live release. Stay tuned for more details.

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Premieres Personal Video For “Miracle”

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) has shared a personal music video for his track “Miracle,” via Loudwire. This song is from his latest album “Wall Of Sound.“

Friedman said the following:

“Once you’ve grown up in this complicated world, it’s easy to forget the simpler times that were so important in making you who you are now, as well as the people in your family who put up with all of the loud music, smoke and noise coming from your bedroom, and all the other BS that you put them through. With this video, rather than looking at how much of a goofy kid I was, I hope that it inspires you to think about your own family or whoever was closest to you when you were just starting out in the world.”

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Premieres “Self Pollution” Video

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) has premiered a new video for his song “Self Pollution.” This track is from his latest album “Wall Of Sound.“

Friedman said the following:

“This video is the first to feature my live band, with Kiyoshi on bass, Chargee on drums and Jordan Ziff on guitar. These guys (and girl) outshine me every night on tour. The video is loosely based on some of the fun ways you can pollute yourself (hence the title) and takes you from serenity to a chaotic climax, just like real life does sometimes.”

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Premieres New Video For “Whiteworm”

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) has premiered a new video for his new song “Whiteworm.” This track is from his new album “Wall Of Sound,“ which will be released on August 4.

Friedman said the following:

“The ‘Whiteworm‘ video has a definite ‘real world’ Japanese look, but not the over the top ‘exported Japanese look’ that many people are familiar with when they see Japan related content. It was directed by top class Japanese music video director Junya Masuyama, who has done hit videos with superstars of every genre of Japanese music.

I chose him to challenge him to put a foreigner (myself) into a very Japanese atmosphere in such a way that was not ‘Japan overload’. It was quite easy for him to do so, as his videos tend to be minimalistic, with the focus on one or two subtle themes. In this case the themes being the very delicate and simple idea of a little boy playing a video game waiting for the rain to stop, and me playing aggressively and calmly.

Japan can be known for its wildness, but it also corners the market on subtle things. I went the subtle route on this video to contrast with the wildness of the guitar work in ‘Whiteworm‘.”

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Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Premieres New Song “Sorrow And Madness” Featuring Jinxx (Black Veil Brides)

Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) has premiered a new song titled “Sorrow And Madness,” via Alternative Press. This track features violin from Black Veil Brides guitarist Jinxx, and it will appear on Friedman’s new album “Wall Of Sound,“ which will be released on August 4.