Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has released more details — including the complete track listing — about his upcoming solo album, Inferno.
He's also announced several tour dates with Gus G. You can see all the dates below.
The album, which will be released May 27 in the U.S. through Prosthetic Records, was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth).
It features what Friedman recently told Guitar World is "the most intense writing and playing I can do."
The album includes guest appearances by Rodrigo y Gabriela, Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho, Skyharbor mastermind Keshav Dhar and Revocation's David Davidson. Also included is Friedman's first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony.
Inferno even includes a mash-up with Jørgen Munkeby of "blackjazz" act Shining, plus two tracks featuring vocals by Danko Jones. Here's the complete track listing:
03. Wicked Panacea (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)
04. Steroidhead (feat. Keshav Dhar) LISTEN BELOW
05. I Can't Relax (feat. Danko Jones)
06. Meat Hook (feat. Jørgen Munkeby)
07. Hyper Doom
08. Sociopaths (feat. David Davidson)
09. Lycanthrope (feat. Alexi Laiho & Danko Jones)
11. Horrors (co-written by Jason Becker)
12. Inferno -reprise-
Friedman will kick off a world tour in May, when he teams with Gus G for a European tour. Dates are listed below.
MARTY FRIEDMAN & GUS G LIVE DATES:
5/1 Tampere,FL - Klubi #
5/2 Helsinki, FL - Nosturi #
5/3 Stockholm, SW - Stockholm Rocks Festival #
5/5 Gothenburg, SW- Tradgarn #
5/7 Malmo, SW - KB #
5/9 Krakow, PL - Lizard King #
5/10 Warsaw, PL - Progreja #
5/12 Munich,DE - Backstage #
5/13 Colmar, FR - Grillen #
5/15 Essen, DE - Turock #
5/16 Zoetermeer, NL - De Boerderij #
5/17 Hasselt, BE - Muziekodroom #
5/18 Uden, NL - De Pul #
5/20 Savigny Le Temple, FR - L’impriente #
5/21 London, UK - O2 Academy Islington #
5/22 Nuneaton, UK - Queens Hall #
#with Gus G.