Apr 302014

Prosthetic Records will be releasing the new Marty Friedman album Inferno on May 27 in North America (May 26 in the UK/EU and May 23 in G/A/S). Within the last hour, a brand new song from the album named “Meat Hook” started streaming on YouTube. This song includes Jørgen Munkeby of Norway’s Shining playing saxophone and providing vocals. Friedman says this may be his favorite song on the album, and you can understand why — because this song is fucking fantastic.

It includes not only borderline unhinged skronkiness and eye-popping shred from this duo but also a beautiful melodic saxophone part. The sound captures elements of both Shining’s Blackjazz sound and Friedman’s, and it’s amazing how well the combination works. Mind=blown.

After the jump listen to “Meat Hook” and then check out what both Friedman and Munkeby have to say about it in separate video statements.






  1. Is this the sax guy who has worked with Ihsahn?

  2. This just made calc class enjoyable. It has worked miracles already.

  3. Probably the 2nd best thing I’ve ever heard from Marty Friedman. (The first being the fanta song, ‘Fantastic Love.’)

  4. Friedman was way, way too good for Megadeth. he’s insanely talented.

  5. I saw “Stop what you’re doing” and visited immediately. Holy crap, I was not disappointed. Friedman is the man.

  6. The first 10 seconds of that song sound like a baby getting tazed violently, and i havent laughed this hard in a long time.
    That being said, its a great and amazing song, but im in tears to be perfectly honest.

    • HAHAHAHAHAHA! I admit that I had a similar reaction when the song started, but the fact that they started the song that way was sort of like a statement: prepare for something really strange and off the hook. And they delivered.

  7. That slo-mo running section at 1.20 and then the pickup afterwards, Uhn…. uhhhhhhnnnnnn……

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