Marty Friedman and Jason Becker "Go Off!" on musical tangents previously unexplored in contemporary metal. Scorching solos and double leads woven into a frame work of superbly crafted vocal songs. Shortly after recording this album, Marty and Jason went on to play with Megadeth and David Lee Roth respectively. Their second album, "Go Off!" shows the band maturing as a Becker and Friedman's music began to gel with Peter Marrino's commercial vocal sensibilities creating a more accessible sound. Drummer Deen Castronovo, brought a different groove to the band which he later brought to "Bad English" and "Journey". Bassist and Drummer, Kenny Stavropoulos rounded out the bands touring lineup.
Speed Metal Symphony is the first studio album by heavy metal band Cacophony, released in 1987 through Shrapnel Records. Cacophony's Speed Metal Symphony is one of the more extreme entries in the Shrapnel Records catalog. Rather than being a showcase for merely one guitar hero possessing superhuman technique, Cacophony brings you two guitar virtuosos, Marty Friedman and Jason Becker, who are equally capable of blowing your head off with their state-of-the-art neo-classical chops.
”Real to Real Cacophony” is the second studio album by Simple Minds, released in 1979.