Legendary guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman has unveiled the music video for the tune "Inferno," the title track of his highly anticipated new album, due out next month. The concept for the clip — directed by Friedman and David Brodsky (Devin Townsend, The Black Dahlia Murder) — was inspired by a television show in Japan, where Friedman currently lives and is a popular TV personality himself. If you want to hear the new song and check out the video, it is available for your viewing pleasure right here.
Marty Friedman said about the video: "The music video for 'Inferno' is an homage/parody of one of my fave Japanese TV shows, 'Zenryokusaka' ('Full Power Hill'). It's a weekly five-minute show where the entire premise is absolutely nothing but a girl running up a hill. Each week a different girl, and a different hill. I am hooked on this show, and think it is genius in its simplicity and ever-so-slight sexual nature. It took me a while to explain the charm of the show to the video director, but I think towards the end of making our video together, he got it. It's like many things that happen outside the culture you were born in; you either get it and it's fresh or you don't and it's just weird."
In case you missed it before, "Steroidhead" is still streaming right here as well. The album will feature guest appearances by several artists, including Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), flamenco/metal acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, Danko Jones and Revocation's David Davidson. The album also includes Friedman's first songwriting collaboration with Jason Becker since the pair played together in Cacophony.
Inferno hits stores on May 27th (North America), May 26th (UK/Europe), May 23rd (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) via Prosthetic Records and May 21st (Japan) via Universal Music.