Marty Friedman Releases “Inferno” Video

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released the video for “Inferno,” the title track of his forthcoming new album. The video’s concept is inspired by a television show called “Zenryokusaka” (“Full Power Hill”) that airs weekly in Japan, where Friedman has lived for more than a decade and established himself as a popular TV personality. A two-minute compilation of some of Friedman’s notable Japanese broadcasts can be seen below.

“The music video for ‘Inferno’ is an homage/parody of one of my fave Japanese TV shows, ‘Zenryokusaka’,” Friedman explained. “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 [David Brodsky], 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.”