After seven months in the studio, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has completed work on his ninth album, "Tokyo Jukebox".
Produced and arranged by Marty, the new disc reflects the chaotic lifestyle of Tokyo, its unique music and Marty's futuristic interpretation of it.
According to a posting on Marty's web site, "Sonically, it goes from his 'Loudspeaker' lineup all the way to a 70-piece symphony orchestra. Marty covers the most unlikely artists to get his guitar heavy treatment, including PERFUME, MAXIMUM THE HORMONE, AI, NAKASHIMA MIKA, IKIMONO GAKARI and seven other staples in the world of current Japanese music."
"The songs were chosen in part by the readers of Nikkei Entertainment!, Japan's all-time number one entertainment magazine, which features a popular page on Marty each month for over three years and still going strong.
"All the songs go through Marty's extravagant, epic, and quite often brutally twisted treatment. 'Tokyo Jukebox' is the new definitive display of Marty's current state of mind as well as the deepest evolution of his guitar playing and overall musicality ever."
"Tokyo Jukebox" will be released on May 20 in Japan via AVEX.