Guitarists Marty Friedman and Jason Becker formed the first duel shred guitar-driven progressive metal band, Cacophony in 1987.
Soon afterward, they embarked on individual solo albums, each featuring stunning shred guitar instrumentals.
Dragon's Kiss was Marty's first solo record, released on Shrapnel this album paved the way for many other artists over the last twenty years.
Having amassed worldwide acclaim as an incredibly talented guitarist, Marty came to the attention of Megadeth...the rest, as they say, is history.
Racking up sales of over 10 million records with Megadeth, Friedman continued to record solo records for Shrapnel, often embarking on musical forays far removed from his work with Megadeth.
As a clinician, Marty has made many appearances over the years that have enabled many of his fans to meet him, forging a bond that few musicians have achieved with their audience.
This reissue of "DRAGON'S KISS," in a DigiPak version of this classic shred guitar recording, is the record for which Friedman's fans have long been waiting: It is both heavy and melodic and gives listeners a personal look at Marty's musical foundation which spawned generations of guitar appreciation.