MARTYRD SET TO OPEN FOR METAL ALLEGIANCE, MARTY FRIEDMAN AND GUS G 13th January 2017
The rapid rise of New Yorkers Martyrd continues with a prime opening slot on a prestigious bill with Metal Allegiance, Marty Friedman and Gus G on Friday 20th January at the City National Grove of Anaheim, in Anaheim, California. This performance takes place, of course, during NAMM week.
Martyrd hit the stage at 7:30pm, doors at 7:00pm.
Martyrd guitarist, Michael Andreas told us:
"We're totally honoured to step up to the legendary Anaheim Grove, and to be sharing the stage again with Metal Allegiance. Not to mention Marty Friedman and Gus G, who are definitely two of my favourite players.
"NAMM is a blast, total musical sensory overload from every direction. Tons of people to talk to, new gear to put through its paces, and old friends to party with. It’s like getting lost in a hurricane - I can't wait."
The band, whose line-up also includes Mike Kitsos on guitar, Randall Reekstin on drums, Brian Nichols on bass and vocalist Aaron Pollard, have already played alongside such renowned/respected Metal acts as Fear Factory, Soilwork, Slayer, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies and Motörhead.
This spring, Martyrd will be unleashing their latest album, 'Endless', while the video for one of the standout tracks, 'Faceless', serves as the perfect example of the record's melodic, heavy, and dark direction. Here it is:
"The album is really story driven," says Andreas about 'Endless'. "Both musically and lyrically, every song is part of this big story. Each song stands by itself, but they're all part of a bigger whole.
"Musically too - you'll be able to listen to the whole album through as a single piece of music. We didn't decide on the name 'Endless' until very late in the recording process."