Fri Aug 4 2017

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

All Ages

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Wall of Sound Tour 2017
Marty Friedman
Scale The Summit, The Fine Constant

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    Marty Friedman’s new album, WALL OF SOUND, which will be released on August 4th, 2017 expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music. It was produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice in Chains) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Lamb of God, Opeth). Legendary Queen producer, Mack, came on board to handle the mixing on two tracks, Streetlight and For a Friend, which Friedman proclaimed “an honor for me, for sure”. Regarding the writing and recording process on WALL OF SOUND, Friedman responded with this, “It`s a challenge to evolve album after album, especially on your 13th solo album. Not only as a songwriter but it is imperative to do new things on my instrument as well. Luckily this is a challenge that I love. You will find this hard to believe when you hear the density and sheer amount of guitar coming at you from all directions, but in fact all of the final guitar tracks on "WALL OF SOUND" were done in 9 days.”

    Once again, Friedman assembled an incredible and diverse group of musicians to record and guests on WALL OF SOUND. His core recording band is made up of Anup Sastry, a modern whiz kid sharing drum duties with uber-veteran Gregg Bissonette, and Japanese bassist Kiyoshi who is undisputedly the most aggressive female bassist on earth. Guests include Jinxx of Black Veil Brides, Shiv Mehra of Deafheaven and Jorgen Munkeby of Shining lends his voice to the only non-instrumental track on the album. Friedman comments on the guests: “Jinxx from Black Veil Brides and I wanted to do something that would shock his fans and my fans. I arranged a monster of a tune called "Sorrow & Madness" based on a melody that Jinxx wrote on the violin. I took his sweet melody and added so many twists and turns that it became a mammoth of Martyisms in tandem with a large side of Jinxx that has yet to be heard by his fans. We are both very proud of what happened.”

    Marty Friedman released his first solo album, Dragon’s Kiss, on the influential Shrapnel Records. His tenure with Cacophony and Megadeth have created some of the most memorable music and jaw dropping guitar solos ever heard. He’s received gold and platinum awards from throughout the globe and continually pushes the boundaries of music. Fluent in Japanese, Friedman currently resides in Japan where he is a fixture on Japanese television and was recently appointed a Japanese Heritage Ambassador to promote the countries upcoming Olympic games.

  • Scale The Summit

    Scale The Summit

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    At this point in their career, it's almost easier to list the prog acts SCALE THE SUMMIT haven't toured with than the ones they have. From legends like Dream Theater and Yes, to cult heroes such as Cynic and Devin Townsend, to modern trailblazers such as Periphery and BTBAM, to heavy experimentalists like Intronaut and Mastodon, the band has shared stages with a who's who of the genre's past, present and future.

    This mix of classic and contemporary, timeless and topical is also reflected in the instrumentalists' evocative sound, which is just as vital in today's post-post- / anything-goes world of shuffled playlists as it would have been on the freeform rock radio playlists of the 1970s. The group's fifth album, "V," sees the group further develop their colorful musical palettes thanks to the addition of new drummer JC and the work of returning mixer Jamie King (BTBAM, The Contortionist), who also collaborated with the band on 2013's Billboard-charting "The Migration."

    Described as "essential prog" by Guitar World, SCALE THE SUMMIT was formed in 2004 after guitarists Chris and Travis met while attending Hollywood's Musicians Institute. The group self-released their first album, 2007's "Monument," before signing with Prosthetic for the 2009 release of their sophomore effort "Carving Desert Canyons." That album earned acclaim from fans, critics and peers alike -- none more high-profile than former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who asked the band to take part in the group's Progressive Nation tour that year.

    SCALE THE SUMMIT have just released their 6th studio album "IN A WORLD OF FEAR" on May, 19, 2017. Chris Letchford, the primary song writer since the creation of Scale The Summit has teamed up with the mighty Charlie Engen on drums and Kilian Duarte on bass to create the most anticipated album in instrumental metal in years. Produced by Chris Letchford and mixed by Anup Sastry. Featuring guests Nick Johnston, John Browne (Monuments), Angel Vivaldi, Jeff Loomis, James Iyani, Scott Carstairs (Fallujah), Per Nilsson, Yvette Young, and Nathan Navarro. "In A World Of Fear" is available worldwide.

  • The Fine Constant

    The Fine Constant

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    The Fine Constant is an instrumental progressive band from Madison, WI. The band was formed in May of 2012 when Sarah Longfield set out to begin performing her solo material in a live setting. From then on, TFC thrived as a stand alone project, currently with two full length releases and numerous nationwide tours under their belt. They are known for a unique and technical sound, presented through a dynamic live performance.

Wall of Sound Tour 2017

Marty Friedman
Scale The Summit, The Fine Constant

Fri Aug 4 2017 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
Marty Friedman, Scale The Summit, The Fine Constant
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