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MARTY FRIEDMAN's "Whiteworm" Video Features Lens Flares, Neon Clouds & 8 Bit Games

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MARTY FRIEDMAN's "Whiteworm" Video Features Lens Flares, Neon Clouds & 8 Bit Games

A little vaporwave-y at points.

Marty Friedman has transcended the label of being called "guitar music," and is just downright creating amazing instrumental music that just about anyone can get into. Today we're premiering Friedman's fantastic track "Whiteworm" alongside some seriously trippy, video game-esque visuals that'll mesmerize you just as much as the music itself! Here's what Marty has to say about the song and video:

“The “Whiteworm” video has a definite "real world" Japanese look, but not the over the top "exported Japanese look" that many people are familiar with when they see Japan related content. It was directed by top class Japanese music video director Junya Masuyama, who has done hit videos with superstars of every genre of Japanese music.

I chose him to challenge him to put a foreigner (myself) into a very Japanese atmosphere in such a way that was not "Japan overload". It was quite easy for him to do so, as his videos tend to be minimalistic, with the focus on one or two subtle themes. In this case the themes being the very delicate and simple idea of a little boy playing a video game waiting for the rain to stop, and me playing aggressively and calmly. Japan can be known for its wildness, but it also corners the market on subtle things. I went the subtle route on this video to contrast with the wildness of the guitar work in “Whiteworm”.

Wall of Sound is out August 4, and you can pre-order that here. Metal Injection presents Marty Friedman on tour in North America with Scale The Summit and The Fine Constant. Here are dates:

8/02 The Foundry at the Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
8/03 Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
8/04 Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
8/05 Crossroads, Garwood, NJ
8/06 Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
8/08 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
8/09 Diesel, Chesterfield, MI
8/10 Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL
8/11 Studio B at the Skyway, Minneapolis, MN
8/12 Sokol Underground, Omaha, NE
8/13 Fubar, St, Louis, MO
8/16 Scout Bar, Houston, TX
8/17 The Rock Box, San Antonio, TX
8/18 Trees, Dallas, TX
8/19 Tower Theater, Oklahoma, OK
8/20 The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
8/23 Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
8/24 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
8/25 The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
8/26 The Whisky, Los Angeles, CA
8/27 The Parish @ HOB, Anaheim, CA
8/28 Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA

MARTY FRIEDMAN's "Whiteworm" Video Features Lens Flares, Neon Clouds & 8 Bit Games

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