The same titled Deuce album includes historic recordings of the legendary metal virtuoso Marty Friedman (solo artist, ex-Megadeth/ex-Cacophony), made together with the Tension members, Tom Gattis and Billy Giddings. The album includes tracks from 1978 and 1979, which are great example of well crafted early US heavy metal, but also tracks recorded during brief reunion of the band in 1993. Vinyl version of the album, as well as CD/LP/box set reissue of Vixen “Made In Hawaii” – another legendary release feat. Marty Friedman, will follow later this year.
“Hawaii (the band and the island) represents a unique and very unsettling chapter in my career. The band had a unique cast of characters in and around it, and a great story line, but we couldn’t slay the beast that was battling us every step of the way – the fact that we were on a tiny island literally in the middle of the ocean” says Marty Friedman. Originally released in 1984 on vinyl only, Hawaii’s “Loud, Wild And Heavy” represents a unique chapter in the early career of guitar metal virtuoso Marty Friedman (solo artist, ex-Megadeth/ex-Cacophony).
Both albums has been remastered by Bart Gabriel (Cirith Ungol, Hexx, Pagan Altar), and except bonus tracks, the CD packages include thick booklets with extended liner notes and a lot of previously unseen photos.
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