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Marty Friedman Releases New Song “Self Pollution,” Announces AlbumWall of Sound

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Marty Friedman - Wall of SoundMarty Friedman absolutely schooled the modern metal solo instrumentalist scene with his 2014 album Inferno. It was a “comeback” record of sorts, his first to get an official U.S. release in many, many years, during which time the world erupted with talented guitarists releasing instrumental music. It surprised the hell out of everyone (although, really, it shouldn’t have — Marty has never not been great), critics included, and put the ex-Megadeth axeman right back on the map after he’d basically become Japanese for a decade.

August 4th will see the release of Friedman’s next album, Wall of Sound, and just like Inferno it’ll feature a slew of guest appearances: Jinxx (Black Veil Brides), Shiv Mehra (Deafheaven) and Jorgen Munkeby (Shining) will all contribute spots on the record. Album-opener “Self Pollution” is now available for streaming, and this much is certain about it: it’s a Marty Fucking Friedman track, evident from note one. It’s acrobatic, it’s cohesive, it’s artful, it’s playful… it’s everything you’d hope and want for a Friedman track to be.

listen below, and pre-order Wall of Sound here; all pre-orders come with a free meet-and-greet VIP pass for Marty’s upcoming North American tour, dates for which will be announced soon (just the VIP pass — you will still need to buy a regular ticket).

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