Featuring FRIEDMAN‘s heaviest work to date, “Inferno” includes guest appearances from acoustic flamenco duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, former Cacophony bandmate and ALS survivor Jason Becker, Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho and more. The album — FRIEDMAN‘s first-ever solo release to crack the Billboard Top 200 — was released to extensive critical acclaim last year, in addition to being named “Best Shred Album” of 2014 by readers of Guitar World.
FRIEDMAN — who recently guested on will perform live in the U.S. for the first time in a dozen years next week, when he kicks off the “Inferno” North American tour in his hometown of Baltimore. The headlining run, which features support from Los Angeles-based heavy metal outfit Exmortus, concludes on the West Coast on Oct. 3. General admission and VIP Tickets (which include a meet & greet) are available now.
FRIEDMAN will also appear on the inaugural 2016 Axes & Anchors Cruise (Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker), where he will perform two sets and host a guitar clinic. Reservations can be made now at www.axesandanchors.com (use the code MARTY16 when booking to save $100).