MARTY FRIEDMAN TO RELEASE “EXHIBIT A – LIVE IN EUROPE”:
July 14, 2008
RELEASES AUGUST 19TH on MASCOT RECORDS U.S.A.
EXHIBIT A – LIVE IN EUROPE is an album that will change all preconceptions about live performance albums. It is an emotionally fueled work of genius, mixed with brilliant guitar solo mastery that has become Marty Friedman’s signature.
EXHIBIT “A” – LIVE IN EUROPE features Marty Friedman (lead guitar), Ron Jarzombeck (guitar), Chris Catero (bass), and Jeremy Colson (drums).
EXHIBIT “A” – LIVE IN EUROPE is an aggressive, passionate and absorbing live performance that exposes the beauty and the beast in Friedman’s personality. The album was recorded in 2007 featuring audio tracks from his latest tour in support of the album “Loudspeaker” performed in Germany, Holland, England, Israel, Czech Republic, and Italy between March 31 and April 10, 2007.
1. THEME FROM NAMIDA (TEARS)
3. ANVILS (CELLULOID REVENGE ENDING)
4. GIMME A DOSE
5. STREET DEMON
6. IT’S THE UNREAL THING
7. FUEL INJECTION STINGRAY
8. STIGMATA ADDICTION
11. PARADISE EXPRESS
13. CHEER GIRL RAMPAGE
14. THUNDER MARCH
15. BALLAD OF THE BARBIE BANDITS
16. HOUND DOG
Marty Friedman began his career as a Shrapnel solo recording artist and later joined forces with Jason Becker to form the unrivaled dual guitar unit, “Cacophony”, who have a strong influence on today’s top guitarists. Amassing worldwide acclaim as a guitar superstar, he came to the attention of Megadeth and the rest is history. Racking up sales of over 10 million records with Megadeth, Friedman continued to record solo records, often embarking on adventurous musical forays far removed from his work with Megadeth, including an album with Golden Globe winner Kitaro.
In a bold move, he left the legendary Megadeth to pursue new musical goals and has succeeded tremendously. Friedman’s many accomplishments make him currently the only musician to be a fixture in the top class of the Japanese domestic as well as international music scene. His music performance on national TV with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, to charting high with his own music and with Japan’s top artists, has spurred Friedman into new celebrity territory.
Now residing in Tokyo , Friedman has become a television celebrity appearing as a regular on 5 major networks, he can be seen on mainstream hit TV programs almost every day in Japan . “It’s all these insane experiences the last couple years in Japan that couldn’t be musically farther from my roots that make it so rewarding to make an all-out aggressive album now,” recalls Friedman.
EXHIBIT “A” – LIVE IN EUROPE is exactly the kind of record that Friedman fans have been waiting for. It is heavy, melodic as he digs down deep to his roots, and spotlights the true talent in Friedman’s riveting live performance.
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