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Why MARTY FRIEDMAN Doesn't Like Shaking Hands

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman says that he doesn't like shaking hands with people because it hampers his ability to play his instrument. The Japan-based axeman, who was a member of MEGADETH's classic "Rust In Peace" lineup, tells Metal Wani (hear audio below): "Yeah, I don't like shaking hands for a number of reasons, but ...

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Former BURNT BY THE SUN Members Launch RIVER BLACK

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of RIVER BLACK, the band featuring guitarist John Adubato (ex-BURNT BY THE SUN), vocalist Mike Olender (ex-BURNT BY THE SUN, FOR THE LOVE OF..., ENDEAVOR), bassist Brett Bamberger (REVOCATION, PUBLICIST UK, ex-EAST OF THE WALL), and drummer Dave Witte (MUNICIPAL WASTE, PUBLICIST UK, ex-BURNT BY THE SUN, DISCORDANCE ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE: 'We're Not A Supergroup'

Gear Gods conducted an interview with ACT OF DEFIANCE drummer Shawn Drover and bassist Matt Bachand aboard the Axes & Anchors cruise, which set sail from Miami, Florida on February 20 aboard the Carnival Victory, stopped in Key West, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas, and docked back in Miami on February 24. You can ...

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CHRIS BRODERICK, SHAWN DROVER Talk MEGADETH Exit, Formation Of ACT OF DEFIANCE (Video)

All Things Metal recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On their decision to leave MEGADETH in November 2014: Broderick: "It's two different stories for the both of ...

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Video: Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN's Mexico City Clinic

Fan-filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's February 5 clinic in Mexico City can be seen below. MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said in a recent interview that a planned reunion of the band's "Rust In Peace" lineup — featuring Friedman and drummer Nick Menza — in early 2015 failed to materialize for a ...

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Video: MARTY FRIEDMAN Plays 'Devil Take Tomorrow' For EMGtv

Video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman performing a live version of the song "Devil Take Tomorrow" for EMGtv can be seen below. Known for his solo work, years in MEGADETH, and beside fellow guitar virtuoso Jason Becker in CACOPHONY, Marty brings dynamics and soul like no other in his genre. With the EMG ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Former MEGADETH Members: Acoustic Performance Of 'Birth And The Burial'

ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass), recently took part in an interview and acoustic performance of the song "Birth And The Burial" at the studios of Alice Cooper's radio show "Nights ...

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Watch MARTY FRIEDMAN Perform 'Amagi Goe' For EMGtv

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman took to the EMGtv stage for the first time with this performance of "Amagi Goe". With the EMG 81X and EMG 60X humbuckers, you can hear all of the nuance and style in Marty's guitar playing. These pickups truly highlight the subtlety in his sustain and the ferocity in his ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces More U.S. Tour Dates

With his first live appearances in North America in more than a decade, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently mesmerized fans across the continent in support of his Billboard-charting, critically acclaimed 2014 solo album "Inferno". Now, Friedman is excited to announce that he'll return Stateside once again in early 2016. Following a solo guitar clinic ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Doesn't Mind Playing Smaller Venues With ACT OF DEFIANCE

The Age Of Metal recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how ACT OF DEFIANCE secured the services of former SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner: "Well, when Shawn [Drover, ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH Members: Video Footage Of Live Debut

ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass), kicked off its North American tour this past Thursday night (October 22) at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH Members: Video Footage Of Tour Rehearsals

ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass), will kick off its North American tour tonight (Thursday, October 22) at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Co-headlining the trek is ALLEGAEON. Video footage ...

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Premiere: MARTY FRIEDMAN's Lyric Video For 'Jasmine Cyanide'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release a digital-only deluxe version of his 2014 acclaimed solo album, "Inferno", on September 4 via Prosthetic. The set will feature two exclusive bonus tracks, "Ballad Of The Barbie Bandits" and "Jasmine Cyanide", the latter of which features a guest appearance by Canadian rocker Danko Jones. Regarding the "Jasmine ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH Members: Entire Debut Album Streaming; First North American Tour Announced

"Birth And The Burial", the debut album from ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass), can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. The CD will be released on ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH, SHADOWS FALL, SCAR THE MARTYR Members: 'Refrain And Re-Fracture' Song

"Refrain And Re-Fracture", a brand new song from ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass), can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from ACT OF DEFIANCE's debut ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: 'Open Coffin Orgy' Video Released

"Open Coffin Orgy", the new video from death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER, can be seen below. The clip was filmed with director Mitch Massie, who has previously worked with WHITECHAPEL and CATTLE DECAPITATION. The track is taken from the band's eleventh studio recording, which was released on May 5 via Metal Blade Records. Titled ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Films 'Open Coffin Orgy' Video

Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER have filmed a video for the song "Open Coffin Orgy" with director Mitch Massie, who has previously worked with WHITECHAPEL and CATTLE DECAPITATION. The track is taken from the band's eleventh studio recording, which will be released on May 5 via Metal Blade Records. Titled "Crypt Of The Devil", ...

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