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So if you’re like me and wondering what the hell that was all about, former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman would like to explain:

The song is called “Kiba”, which means “fang.” It came about when I was offered the opportunity to write the song that you will hear if you win the highest award on the most anticipated new Pachinko machine in Japan, “Souten no Ken”. In Japan this is likely the avenue which exposes music to the greatest number of people as this game will be displayed in every Pachinko center in the entire country. Andrew really went way beyond the call of duty perfecting his Japanese pronunciation to the point where locals don’t even know that it is a foreigner singing. It is truly an amazing vocal performance.

Well, there you go.

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