Marty Friedman rejoined MEGADETH on stage for the second time in six months earlier today (Friday, August 4) at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. The guitarist performed four songs with his former band: “Trust”, “Tornado Of Souls”, “Symphony Of Destruction” and the encore track “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due”.
MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine teased Friedman‘s appearance ahead of the Wacken performance, writing on social media: “Wacken! Make sure to head over to the faster stage. We have a special surprise for you. You’re not going to want to miss it.”
Prior to this year’s Wacken, Friedman‘s most recent appearance with MEGADETH took place in late February during the band’s first-ever gig at Tokyo, Japan’s famed Budokan. Friedman came up on stage for three songs toward the end of MEGADETH‘s main set: “Countdown To Extinction”, “Tornado Of Souls” and “Symphony Of Destruction”.