Marcus Fretshredder (full name Marcus Fjörn Frettenshredder) is a new character in World Tour, featured in the cutscenes and the Recording Studio as the Guitarist for a band with Riki Lee, Matty Cannz, and Shirley Crowley. He also is the instructor for the Guitar Tutorial. He is Swedish.
- Born Marcus Fjorn Frettenshredder to Swedish Hippies, Marcus moved to the US as a young kid. His journey into the world of rock 'n' roll came as a vision to him after a fall from a tree - as he lay there, he saw spirited visions of stages and exotic locations, followed by the image of a gold glowing guitar. Since then he's studied the more metaphysical and hypernatural aspects of music and guitar playing in particular. It's been his life's pursuit to attain the status of Rock God. -- Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero: Metallica, and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits in-game bio
- Torso: Rolled Up
- Pants: Plated Leathers
- Shoes: Strapped Up
- Accessories: Holiband (left arm) and Metal Studs (right arm) in the Wii and Playstation 2 versions and Buckle Band (left arm) and War Hammer (right arm) in the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions
- Marcus's appearance is similar to that of Dethklok's lead guitarist, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, sporting long blond hair. His default outfit consists of a dark gray sleeveless shirt, spiked wristbands and black pants and boots. Even the ending cutscene for Guitarists show Marcus in a Mordhaus-esque building.
- His name can be taken as a reference to neo-classical guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, also Swedish born, and who changed his name to sound more Anglicized.
- Marcus also appears in Guitar Hero Metallica and Smash Hits, but he doesn't appear in GH5.
- To unlock Marcus in Guitar hero Metallica you need to get 55 stars in Guitar career mode.
|Characters of Guitar Hero|
|Guitar Hero: Axel Steel - Clive Winston - Grim Ripper - Izzy Sparks - Johnny Napalm - Judy Nails - Pandora - Xavier Stone
Guitar Hero World Tour: Aaron Steele - Billy Corgan - Hayley Williams - Jimi Hendrix - Johnny Viper - Marcus Fretshredder - Matty Cannz - Nick - Ozzy Osbourne - Riki Lee - Rina - Rockubot - Shirley Crowley - Skeleton - Sting - Ted Nugent - Travis Barker - Zakk Wylde