NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 5-17-24

What new albums are you excited for this week!?

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INTERVIEW: Marty Friedman Brings The Emotions on “Drama” (Album Breakdown)

In this episode, Marty Friedman, the legendary guitarist, and former Megadeth member, discusses his latest album “Drama”. In this exclusive interview with Keefy, Marty dives deep into the creative process behind “Drama,” sharing insights into the musical influences and themes that shaped this captivating release.Continue reading

PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 5-17-24

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Marty Friedman Shares New Single and Video “Dead of Winter” ft. Chris Brooks of Like A Storm

Guitar icon Marty Friedman has just released his latest solo single and music video for the track “Dead of Winter!” This follows the first single “Illumination” from their upcoming studio album, Drama, which is due out on May 17th, via Frontiers Music Srl. “Dead of Winter!” Chris Brooks of Like A Storm on vocals and the video also stars Skylar Erna.
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Marty Friedman Shares New Single “Illumination” as He Announces His Next Solo Album

Groundbreaking guitar icon, Marty Friedman, has just released his latest solo single, “Illumination,” with a visualizer video. It comes from his freshly announced studio album, Drama, which is due out on May 17th, via Frontiers Music Srl. solidified his status as a unique guitar icon. Check out the new track in the article below and read more from Marty.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Nita Strauss – The Call Of The Void


She came, she saw, she conquered. “VIC-TOR-IOUS.” The Call Of The Void (Sumerian Records) is two albums in one – a superior instrumental guitar album, full of class and charisma, setting off sparks of shredded steel and nickel – and an above average, rock/blues rock/modern metal album, with one foot in the past and two eyes looking to the future, graced by some fine guest stars, including Alice Cooper, David Draiman, and Anders Friden.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Outlanders – Outlanders


When an album features Al Di Meola, Trevor Rabin, Vernon Reid, Joe Satriani, and Marty Friedman you know it’s going to be a corker. To make this reviewer squeeze with joy is that Outlanders is actually Tarja Turunen. Tarja is accompanied by Torsten Stenzel.


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CONCERT REVIEW: Queensryche – Marty Friedman – Trauma Live at The Marquee Theatre

Queensrÿche brought their Digital Noise Alliance tour to The Marquee Theatre in Tempe, with fellow metal legends shredder Marty Friedman, and Bay Area thrash/heavy metallers Trauma (the original band Cliff Burton was in before he joined Metallica). Locals Show N Tell and Spiritual Suicide opened. Continue reading

Watch Fan-Filmed Footage of Megadeth Playing Their First Show with Marty Friedman Since 2000 in Japan

Megadeth performed in Japan this weekend, their first time back in the country for a tour since 2017. In a worldwide livestream event, the band played at the prestigious Nippon Budokan venue, made famous for performances by Cheap Trick, Ozzy Osburne, KISS, and others. Joined by former lead guitarist Mary Friedman, who is a huge celebrity host and artist in Japan, they performed three classic Friedman-era tracks “Countdown to Extinction” (first time since 2013), “Tornado of Souls” and “Symphony of Destruction!” Marty was a member of Megadeth for 10 years and five albums and on EP, several hits from movie soundtracks, and the band had 10 million records sold in that era. The live stream was a pro-shot multi-angle concert experience with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the reunion with Friedman, and much more. You can still watch the rebroadcast for a few days at the link below. Watch the fan-filmed clips now:

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Megadeth Announces “They Only Come Out at Night” – Live at Budokan Livestream



Megadeth has announced “They Only Come Out at Night’ – Live at Budokan – A Global Livestream Event! Taking place on February 27th 2023, 6pm JST / 9am GMT, the event will be viewable on-demand for 2 days after the live stream. The On-demand window is Tues 28 Feb 7.30am GMT – Thur 2 Mar 7.30am GMT. Tickets are on sale now at the link below. Produced by Driift & Wowow, the fully-live performance will be streamed worldwide at 6.00 pm Tokyo-time (JST) / 9:00 am London (GMT). The show will then be re-broadcast so fans around the world can watch at a more convenient time. The show has been heavily rumored to feature former Megadeth lead guitarist Marty Friedman as a guest performer.

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