Friday night 11/17 has Marty featured on two major networks in Japan, NHK and TV Asahi. Marty is the featured guest on the NHK show, “Eigo De Shabera Night”. Broadcast times are 11/17 11PM-11:30PM, 11/21 1:30AM-2AM, and 11/23 8:30AM-9AM (Japan time) Those of you with worldwide access to NHK will want to check out this unique show. Previous guests on this popular show have been Eric Clapton, Puffy, Billy Joel and Olympic skater Fumie Suguri.
TV Asahi`s “Tamori Club” will feature Marty on it`s 1168th (!) show . Broadcast time is
11/17 from 24:15-24:45.
The directors of “Metal-A Headbanger`s Journey” were in Tokyo last week taking a look behind the scenes on the set of Rock Fujiyama. They filmed Marty in action there as well as in the studio for their upcoming movie, “Global Metal”.
In other metal news, Slayer`s Kerry King joined Marty on Rock Fujiyama (broadcast 10/30 on TV TOKYO) where they did all the usual Fujiyama games as well as treated the cameras to impromptu jams of rare metal gems from Judas Priest, Venom, Pantera and more. Kerry and Marty have toured together (on Clash of the Titans in America and Europe) but this is the first time the two have played guitar together.
According to Avex, in Japan cellphone downloads for songs from Marty`s "LOUDSPEAKER" album have topped 140,000 and show no signs of slowing down.
The leadoff track from “LOUDSPEAKER”, “Elixir” is the new ending theme for the current season of “Rock Fujiyama”. Other songs from the all instrumental album are receiving heavy TV airplay on several other shows, mainly sports related.
A U.S. release as well as a Korea release for “LOUDSPEAKER” are in the works. Check back here for more info. The European edition came out on 9/15 on Mascot Records.
Marty is currently in the studio playing guitar and producing an album featuring the cast of "Rock Fujiyama". There will be tons of surprises...!
Marty`s monthly feature in mainstream magazine, Nikkei Entertainment begins this month!
Marty`s performance with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra aired on 8/26 on NHK and the reaction has been fantastic. Rebroadcast details in the Japanese section.