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ESP Guitars Unveils Phase III of New Models for 2020

January 8, 2020
The newly launched models include the '87 Series, and signature axes from Nergal of Behemoth, Javier Reyes, and Stephen Carpenter.
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Korn’s Head and Munky on Coping with Tragedy Through 7-Strings

January 2, 2020
It’s been 25 years since the downtuned guitar duo helped pioneer a sonic path that changed metal. Here they reveal how dealing with the loss of heroes and friends informed their 13th studio album, The Nothing.
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ESP Guitars Unveils Phase Two of New Models for 2020

December 18, 2019
The latest batch includes new basses, updated SN models, and three new LTD 200s.
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KXM's Songs from the Pressure Cooker

December 3, 2019
George Lynch and dUg Pinnick reveal how the band wrote and tracked 12 songs in 12 days to create their latest album, Circle of Dolls.
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ESP Guitars Unveils First Batch of 2020 Models

November 22, 2019
Check out the first 15 models that the company is rolling out for 2020.
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Alexi Laiho: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

June 18, 2019
The “Wildchild” brings back his neoclassical influences and takes a catchier songwriting approach on Children of Bodom’s 10th studio release, Hexed.
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Rig Rundown: Architects

June 12, 2019
Check out the digital stomps, profiling amps, and modern pickups the U.K. metalcore warriors use to ignite mosh pits across the globe.
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ESP Introduces Six New LTD 400 Series Models

June 7, 2019
All six of the new models have pro-quality components from makers such as Seymour Duncan, EMG, Grover, and Floyd Rose.
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No-Brainer Mods 2019!

April 11, 2019
Three entry-level axes and the DIY projects that turn them into secret weapons for the stage and studio.
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NAMM '19 - ESP LTD RM-600 Reba Meyers Signature Viper Demo

January 25, 2019
Reba Meyers, guitarist for hardcore outfit Code Orange, demos her new signature Viper model.
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Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: Doomsday Melodies

January 10, 2019
Kevin Starrs reveals how his love for Neil Young sonically inspires his music and why he built his latest concept metal album on a bedrock of pop sensibilities.
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ESP LTD GB-4 Review

January 8, 2019
An offset-design 4-string that charms with both attitude and tone-sculpting power.
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ESP Announces New Models for 2019

December 18, 2018
The lineup includes signature models from George Lynch, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Bello, Bill Kelliher, and more.
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Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski: Shades of Black

December 6, 2018
The influential extreme-metal frontman on I Loved You at Your Darkest and why flouting the genre’s mores is essential to its survival.
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ESP Guitars Announces James Hetfield Signature Series LTD Snakebyte SE Baritone

November 15, 2018
It is a replica of the original model currently played by James on Metallica’s WorldWired Tour.
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Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Roots Remain"

August 5, 2018
Bill Kelliher elaborates on how he uses open notes, bends, and hammer-ons for this Emperor of Sand track.
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Rig Rundown: Zao

July 11, 2018
Even on borrowed gear, the metalcore pioneers are able to bring the thunder with a handful of ESP guitars, some Mesa/Boogie firepower, and a stash of gnarly fuzz pedals.
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Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Sultan's Curse"

May 27, 2018
Guitarist Bill Kelliher slows down and articulates the nuances to the band's Grammy-winning single from 2017's Emperor of Sand.
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Corrosion of Conformity Reclaims Its Crown

April 10, 2018
It’s been 13 years since the classic lineup of these purveyors of punishing Southern metal released an album, but now the quartet has returned with an ambitious and raw tour de force.
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NAMM '18 - ESP LTD M-1007MS Demo

January 26, 2018
Take a listen to the company's first 7-string, multi-scale monster, which comes loaded with custom-designed Seymour Duncan pickups.
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