MARTY FRIEDMAN shares behind-the-scenes insights into the “Dead Of Winter” music video.

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the official music video for “Dead Winter”the second single from his upcoming solo album, “Theatre”due May 17th via Frontiers Music Srl. The track features vocals from Chris Brooks out of LIKE A STORM and grades Martyis the first solo release with a singer.

The clip for “Dead Winter” Stars Skylar ErnaInternet personality and daughter of Sully Erna out of GODSMACKand is available below.

Across the route, Marty had this to say: “The text of “Dead Of Winter” Both the story in the video and the way I want people to think about my music in general sums them both up – something that is there to cheer you up when times are the hardest and that gives you provides a noticeable boost of positivity that lasts until life inevitably calms down.

Taken in Italy, “Theatre” Showcases Martys unique touch, using both vintage and modern guitars for the first time, bringing a true delight to music lovers around the world. From the captivating first single “Enlightenment”which can be streamed below, to the stunning album “Mirage” and 10 more emotionally charged mini-symphonies, Marty paints atmospheric elements with a modern and exotic flair and promises an unforgettable musical experience.

Skylar And Sully Erna represent The Scars Foundationa charity dedicated to starting conversations about mental health to raise awareness of the issues facing so many people in our communities today.

With the increase in suicides, bullying, addiction, abuse and so many other challenges, The Scars Foundation is dedicated to providing resources and tools to educate and empower people struggling with these pressures on a global scale.

“Theatre” Song list:

01. Enlightenment
02. Song for an eternal child
03. Triumph (Official Version)
04. Thrill City
05. Deep end
06. Dead by winter
07. Mirage
08. A prayer
09. Acapella
10. Tearful confession
11. icicle
12. 2 Rebeldes (Dead Of Winter) (Spanish version)
12. Mirage (guitar karaoke version) (Bonus track Japan)

Recording cast:

Marty Friedman – guitar
Wakazaemon -Bass
Gregg Bissonette – Drums
Mika Maruki – Piano, keyboard and synthesizer
Hiyori Okuda – Cello
Miho Chigyo – Violin

singing on “Dead Winter”: Chris Brooks (LIKE A STORM)
singing on “2 Rebels”: Steven Baquero Vargas
Bass on “Mirage”: Or Lubianists
Rhythm guitar on “City of Thrills”: Naoki Morioka
Keys and synthesizer on “Refuge”: Takuro Iga
Drums on “City of Thrills”: Chargeeeeee

During the question and answer portion last November Rock’n’roll fantasy camp‘S “Metalmania III” in Los Angeles, Friedman talked about his upcoming solo album. He said: “I have 15 solo albums now and each time I try to do something new, something I’ve never done before. I never want to be heard as one of those guys, ‘Ah, his’ “The first few albums were great.” Do you know what I mean? I’ve always said that about my favorite guitarists – unfortunately – and I never wanted that to be said about me. On this new album I keep challenging myself. When I’m 100 percent done, the closest I can relate it to an album I named ‘Scenes’ (1992), which I published some time ago. It was very dramatic and orchestral, and there were lots of other instruments – violins, cellos and so on. So it’s more of a dramatic orchestral concept. But everything I’ve learned since then ‘Scenes’ The album has just grown exponentially, so it’s much larger in scope. So if you like that ‘Scenes’ I think this album will be right up your alley.

Marty previously spoke about his next solo LP in an interview with in October 2023 Chris Akin presents. At the time he said: “I’ve been recording my upcoming album for almost a year now. And it will be finished at the end of the year and released in spring 2024. And boy, it’s a But of course I say this every time, but every time I have to surpass the previous one, so the task gets crazier and crazier.

When asked what challenges him and motivates him to push his music further, Marty said: “I’m not so much about trying something I haven’t done yet for the sake of trying something I haven’t done yet. I’m trying to impress myself with something I’ve never done before. That’s not it.’ Like I suddenly woke up one day and said, ‘Okay, I’m going to be a rapper’ or something. I do what I do and I have my musical vision and my sound, I just try to do deeper things with it I try to create more complex emotions, deeper emotions in the music, more interesting, more melodic turns, more adventurous things, things, that I wasn’t deep enough for last year, two years ago, or five years ago, that I couldn’t hear back then, things that I can only hear because life has given me more experiences since then, and of course more musical experiences, and just consciously becoming aware of what I’ve already done and what I haven’t done. It’s a natural challenge that I’ve always done, and the hardest thing is when I start from scratch: “How do I do it, the last thing I just did.” have to top it?” I worked my ass off. I am totally exhausted. I have nothing left. I have zero.’ And that is the challenge. But now that I’m about 70, 80 percent done with this new record, I’m pretty confident. And I’m really excited to show it to everyone.”

In April 2023, Friedman told Justin Hunt According to The Entertainment Outlet, he recorded “about half” of his upcoming album in the summer of 2022. “I went to Italy and recorded about half of an album.”

What fans can expect from his upcoming LP Marty said: “I think a lot of people who liked my album will like it.” ‘Scenes’, one of my earlier albums. It’s in some ways, but much more modern. And it contains all the things that I’ve added to my musical – I don’t know how to put it – palette or what I’m trying to do musically. It’s basically an adult version of ‘Scenes’, really, so far. But I haven’t finished it yet. It takes a long time, but, you know, tender love and care. And things are coming along great.

Friedman continued that his US tour will begin in early 2023 as a support act for QUEENSRŸCHE was a “perfect” way to inspire him to finish his new album. He explained: “This tour is really me playing my most aggressive music with my most aggressive band. And that fits perfectly with my mentality of doing things like writing ‘Scenes’. That’s how it goes ‘Scenes’ It only happened because I was on tour MEGADETH like a madman, and I was playing all this really, really heavy stuff every night, and now I’m doing the exact same thing with my band. And what I write is the exact opposite. So it’s kind of a really good creative time. And things are going really well.”

Marty‘s latest album, “Tokyo Jukebox 3”was published in April 2021 The Players Club/Mascot label group. The record, available in Japan in October 2020, is the third in a series that began with “Tokyo Jukebox” in 2009 and then “Tokyo Jukebox 2” follows in 2011. The trilogy is presented FriedmanThe inspired performances of the Japanese repertoire he chose to cover.

Martys presence in the world of music, the world of guitar and Japanese pop culture is enigmatic, bizarre and downright inspiring. His first major musical influence was with the groundbreaking guitar duo CACOPHONYwhich he founded with the equally enigmatic and now legendary guitarist Jason Becker. He was then lead guitarist of the genre-defining thrash metal band for 10 years MEGADETH before moving to Tokyo because of his love for Japanese music, language and culture.

After his move, he got a leading role in a new TV comedy “Hebimeta-san” (“Mr. Heavy Metal”) and its spin-off, “Rock Fujiyama”, which ran for six seasons and catapulted him into the living rooms of mainstream Japan. Since then, he has appeared in over 800 TV shows, films and commercials, including a two-year campaign Coke for FantaAuthor of two best-selling novels and was the first foreigner to be named an Ambassador of Japanese Heritage, appearing at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Marathon in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022.

At the same time, Marty has continued his music career with several solo albums, in addition to writing and performing with the top artists in Japanese music and scoring countless chart hits, including a No. 1 hit with SMAPtwo No. 2 songs with MOMOIRO CLOVERa No. 2 with SOUND HORIZON – just to name a few.