MARTY FRIEDMAN To Release 'Yakou' Single

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's official web site has been updated with the following message:

"Marty's upcoming single, 'Yakou', is the theme to the upcoming Japanese major motion picture 'Twilight Syndrome'. The Nintendo game of the same name will feature another track by Marty, 'Crystal Rain'.

"Both 'Yakou' and 'Crystal Rain' will be included on the Marty's new double A-sided single to come out in August. Filming for the video of 'Yakou' has completed and is now being edited in Tokyo. The video will be included in the CD/DVD version of the single.

"The aggressive single features LUNA SEA drummer Shinya and there will also be a very special bonus for guitar fans and players on this single. More details on that to come!

"Marty makes a special appearance in the movie 'Global Metal'. Be sure to see this fascinating film about metal music in all of its unique styles in the most exotic locations.

"The upcoming new 'Kamen Rider' movie features Marty on its theme song. Aikawa Nanase sings the track, this is the first time they have recorded together since the ['R.U.O.K.'] album in 2005. Release info on this anticipated single to come.

"Response to the industry previews of 'Gugudatte Neko Dearu' have been stellar and director Inudo has joined Marty in his monthly crosstalk for the Cyzo magazine, which will hit newsstands in late August to correspond with the movie's public release. 'Gugudatte Neko Dearu' marks Marty's acting debut, his dual role has him speaking in both English and Japanese. Also a fall movie release is 'Detroit Metal City' which features Marty with Gene Simmons."

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