Prosthetic Records have announced via their official Facebook page that Legendary lead guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN has unveiled the first full track from his upcoming studio album, “Inferno.” The brand new song “Steroidhead” can be heard below:
“Steroidhead” sees FRIEDMAN backed by some notable young musicians — Keshav Dhar and Anup Sastry (SKYHARBOR). Says FRIEDMAN, “I love working with innovative, risky and borderline crazy musicians, and the guys on ‘Steroidhead’ certainly fit that description. Each track on the album has a separate dream team on it, so it feels like a constant barrage of fresh interpretations of my music.”
Due in May, “Inferno” — the cover art for which appears below — is FRIEDMAN’s first solo album of original material in four years, and his first recording in more than a decade that will be released worldwide simultaneously. Featuring what he describes as the heaviest, most intense playing of his career, the album will feature guest appearances by several artists influenced by FRIEDMAN, including Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and REVOCATION‘s David Davidson. In addition, “Inferno” includes FRIEDMAN’s first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in CACOPHONY, the pioneering duo of guitar mayhem.
Stay tuned for more details shortly!