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MARTY FRIEDMAN Makes ‘Wall Of Sound’ Album Available For Streaming In Its Entirety
August 3rd, 2017

American guitarist Marty Friedman, formerly of Megadeth, issues 12th full-length solo studio album Wall Of Sound on August 4th, 2017 through Prosthetic Records.

The album has been made available for streaming in its entirety and can be accessed via the YouTube link below.

The outing was produced by Marty Friedman, and recorded in part at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in California with engineer Paul Fig. Mixing was overseen by Jens Bogren. Reinhold Mack, who formerly produced for Queen, handled mixing on the tracks ‘Streetlight’ and ‘For A Friend’.

Wall Of Sound includes guest appearances from Black Veil Brides rhythm guitarist Jinxx (violin on ‘Sorrow And Madness’), Deafheaven guitarist Shiv Mehra (on ‘Pussy Ghost’), and Shining multi-instrumentalist Jørgen Munkeby (on ‘Something To Fight’).

The track listing is as follows;

01. ‘Self Pollution’
02. ‘Sorrow And Madness’ (feat. Jinxx)
03. ‘Streetlight’
04. ‘Whiteworm’
05. ‘For A Friend’
06. ‘Pussy Ghost’ (feat. Shiv Mehra)
07. ‘The Blackest Rose’
08. ‘Something To Fight’ (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
09. ‘The Soldier’
10. ‘Miracle’
11. ‘Last Lament’

Marty Friedman’s line-up is as follows;

Marty Friedman (guitars, bass, keyboards, and programming)
Jeremy Colson (vocals and drums)

A cinematic music video was released for the track ‘Whiteworm’. Directed by Junya Masuyama, the clip can be viewed below.

Friedman commented: “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’.”

Eleventh studio record Inferno was released in May 2014 via Prosthetic Records.