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Marty Friedman Just Released a New Song with TesseracT’s Daniel Tompkins and Danko Jones


Marty Friedman North American Tour 2015Marty Friedman’s newest track features an impressive array of guest musicians: vocals by Canadian rocker Danko Jones and TesseracT’s Daniel Tompkins, guitar work by Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor) and drums by Anup Sastry (Jeff Loomis, Intervals). It’s also a really sweet track regardless of who’s on it. Why, then, did Friedman decide to leave it off the proper release of Inferno, instead opting to hold onto it as a bonus track for the deluxe edition that’s about to be released?

An embarrassment of riches, I suppose. ALL of Inferno‘s tracks rip, and “Jasmine Cyanide” isn’t the only one to boast A-list guest appearances: Revocation’s Dave Davidson, Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho and guitar master Jason Becker appear elsewhere on the album.

But who’s complaining? We can all listen to “Jasmine Cyanide” right now. The core of the song is a bit more hard rock flavored than we’re accustomed to hearing from Friedman, but we gather that’s why he decided to team up with Danko Jones in the first place — something different. It’s really catchy. And the track certainly isn’t without that patented Friedman guitar magic: that solo, oh man!

DO NOT MISS your opportunity to see Friedman live on U.S. soil for the first time in 12 years! That tour kicks off next week; get dates here. The deluxe edition of Inferno comes out this Friday, September 4th, as a digital-only release.

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