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TREMONTI: Official Lyric Video For 'Dust' Title Track

The official lyric video for "Dust", the title track of the third album from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, can be seen below. The CD will be released on April 29 via Fret 12. "Dust", which was recorded during same sessions as "Cauterize", features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, ...

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Why MARTY FRIEDMAN Doesn't Like Shaking Hands

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman says that he doesn't like shaking hands with people because it hampers his ability to play his instrument. The Japan-based axeman, who was a member of MEGADETH's classic "Rust In Peace" lineup, tells Metal Wani (hear audio below): "Yeah, I don't like shaking hands for a number of reasons, but ...

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TREMONTI: Audio Snippet Of New Song 'The Cage'

An audio snippet of the song "The Cage" from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the TREMONTI's third album, "Dust", which will be released on April 29 via Fret 12. "Dust", which was recorded during same sessions as "Cauterize", features ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'I Had Complete Control Over What I Played' On MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Album

Jay Nanda of San Antonio Metal Music Examiner recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he keeps up with what MEGADETH is doing musically: Marty: "They don't really fall under ...

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TREMONTI To Release 'Dust' Album In April

The cover artwork for "Dust", the third album from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, can be seen below. The CD will be released this spring via Fret 12. TREMONTI released its second album, "Cauterize", last June. "Cauterize" followed up TREMONTI's 2012 debut, "All I Was", and was the ...

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Video: Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN's Mexico City Clinic

Fan-filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's February 5 clinic in Mexico City can be seen below. MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said in a recent interview that a planned reunion of the band's "Rust In Peace" lineup — featuring Friedman and drummer Nick Menza — in early 2015 failed to materialize for a ...

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HOLY GRAIL: 'Sudden Death' Video Released

The official video for "Sudden Death", a brand new song from the Los Angeles-based shred quintet HOLY GRAIL, can be streaseenmed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Times Of Pride And Peril", which is being released on February 12 via Prosthetic. Recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer John Spiker (TENACIOUS D, FILTER), ...

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HOLY GRAIL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Descent Into The Maelstrom'

The official lyric video for "Descent Into The Maelstrom", a brand new song from the Los Angeles-based shred quintet HOLY GRAIL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Times Of Pride And Peril", due on February 12 via Prosthetic. Recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer John Spiker (TENACIOUS D, FILTER), ...

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REDEMPTION: New Song 'Thirty Silver' Feat. Ex-MEGADETH Guitarists POLAND, FRIEDMAN, BRODERICK

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk and FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, will release its sixth full-length, "The Art Of Loss", on February 26 via Metal Blade Records. The song "Thirty Silver", featuring guest appearances by former MEGADETH guitarists Chris Poland, Marty Friedman and Chris Broderick, can ...

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Dystopia - MEGADETH

Two gems in recent years followed by two head-scratchers. The only given in this band comes when a MEGADETH album truly tanks, the band storms back with sheer ferocity. Just when many listeners had given up on Dave Mustaine and MEGADETH following 2013's awkward, if occasionally fun "Super Collider", the proverbial storm gathers and strikes ...

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HOLY GRAIL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Crystal King'

The official lyric video for "Crystal King", a brand new song from the Los Angeles-based shred quintet HOLY GRAIL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Times Of Pride And Peril", due on February 12 via Prosthetic. Recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer John Spiker (TENACIOUS D, FILTER), "Times Of ...

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Video: MARTY FRIEDMAN Plays 'Devil Take Tomorrow' For EMGtv

Video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman performing a live version of the song "Devil Take Tomorrow" for EMGtv can be seen below. Known for his solo work, years in MEGADETH, and beside fellow guitar virtuoso Jason Becker in CACOPHONY, Marty brings dynamics and soul like no other in his genre. With the EMG ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'Dystopia' 'Wouldn't Have Turned Out As Good' With NICK MENZA And MARTY FRIEDMAN

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine says that the band's new album, "Dystopia", "wouldn't have turned out as good" as it did had MEGADETH gone through with its attempted reunion of the group's classic "Rust In Peace" lineup. Mustaine tried to re-team with drummer Nick Menza and guitarist Marty Friedman for the making of "Dystopia", but instead ...

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REDEMPTION: New Song 'Damaged' Feat. MARTY FRIEDMAN

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk and FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, will release its sixth full-length, "The Art Of Loss", on February 26 via Metal Blade Records. The album is available for pre-order now in various formats at metalblade.com/redemption, where fans can also watch the lyric ...

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