Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman‘s most recent two studio albums, “Bad D.N.A.” and “Tokyo Jukebox 2”, will be released in Europe as a deluxe two-disc set. The package will feature an all-new design and booklet as well as special a bonus track (not available elsewhere) — the guitar-karaoke version of the song “Bad D.N.A.”, so for the first time you can hear in detail everything that is going on underneath Marty‘s lead guitar, and add some yourself, if you are so inclined. This is the first “backing track” Marty has released outside of Japan.
The European release will be through Verycords, a French label with distribution by Warner Bros. The release dates are May 7 in France and the U.K. and May 11 in the rest of Europe.
“Tokyo Jukebox 2” was released in Japan last September via Avex. The CD picks up where Friedman‘s 2009 effort, “Tokyo Jukebox”, left off, with even more adventurous arrangements of his favorite Japanese songs. Recorded at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, the album features Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) on drums.
“Bad D.N.A.” was released in Japan on August 25, 2010 via Avex. The CD was produced by Marty and engineered by Steve Hardy and Shinnosuke Miyazawa (LADY GAGA, GUNS N’ ROSES) at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, California.