Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will join Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC on stage at the Fuji Rock Festival on Sunday, July 29 at Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, Japan.
Says Friedman: “[CHTHONIC‘s] latest album, ‘Takasago Army’ . . .”is absolutely on fire!”
CHTHONIC‘s sixth full-length effort, “Takasago Army”, was released in North America last September via Spinefarm Records. Produced by Rickard Bengtsson (ARCH ENEMY, NEMESIS) at Sweet Spot Studios in Halmstad, Sweden, this 10-track outing completes a trilogy of CHTHONIC releases, telling a story that binds together the band’s “Seediq Bale” and “Mirror Of Retribution” albums, released in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
Friedman will embark on the “Guitar Universe 2012” European tour in October. Support on the trek will come from Israel’s Yossi Sassi (ORPHANED LAND) and France’s Stéphan Forté (ADAGIO).
As previously reported, three recent albums by Marty Friedman — whose groundbreaking work with MEGADETH and CACOPHONY continues to receive international acclaim to this day — will be released in North America by Prosthetic Records on August 14.
CHTHONIC‘s “Broken Jade” music video:
Pictured below: CHTHONIC
Pictured below: Marty Friedman