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Black-metal mensches: Misha Mansoor (left) and Mark Holcomb are the brain trust of Haunted Shores and two-thirds of Periphery’s guitar triumvirate.

Photo by Ekaterina Gorbacheva

The guitar daredevils—wielding their Jackson and PRS axes—bite into the seething darkness of black metal with their soul-searing new album, Void.

As two thirds of the triumvirate of guitarists that provides taste-making progressive metal juggernaut Periphery with its genre-shifting 6-, 7-, and 8-string assault, Misha Mansoor and Mark Holcomb are among the most influential players of their generation.

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Rig Rundown: Goose's Peter Anspach and Rick Mitarotonda

See these jam-happy ganders soar with one guitar each and a stockpile of Strymons. Plus, why Rick Mitarotonda embraces random changes to pedal settings.

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Eric Krasno on Band of Gypsy's "Power of Soul"

Hendrix's ability to "bend notes to a place you could never imagine" drew this heralded sideman and stellar solo artist into the deep waters of guitar.

Be sure to check out Eric Krasno's new album, Always.