Question: how many ESPs will you see at Aftershock? Answer: a lot. Held this coming weekend (October 22/23) at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA, the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival will be a good time for all who attend. If you’re going, keep your eye open for the following ESP players (and maybe more).
These godlike being of thrash metal include frontman Tom Araya, who uses his own ESP Signature Series bass, and guitarist Gary Holt, who also has ESP and LTD Signature guitars (and uses them all).
ESP Tom Araya
ESP Frank Bello
Already huge in their home country of Australia, Parkway Drive is becoming an international sensation. Guitarists Jeff Ling and Luke Kilpatrick play on ESP E-II signature models that are based on the Horizon and M Series.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
Both Dan Brown and Kyle Yocum, who hold down guitar duties for the Aussie band, are ESP players, respectively with the ESP E-II Eclipse and LTD TE-401FM.
Coming straight out of the Inland Empire in Southern California, Suicide Silence include two great ESP players: guitarist Mark Heylmun, who’s recently been playing a V guitar from the ESP Custom Shop, and bassist Danny Kenny, who plays an LTD F-415FM.
As the only band with four members who all have their own LTD Signature Series models, Whitechapel stands alone. Check out the signature instruments of guitarists Ben Savage, Zach Householder, and Alex Wade, and bassist Gabe Crisp.
MAX & IGOR CAVALERA RETURN TO ROOTS
The mighty Cavalera brothers are back rocking together again, and you can expect to see Max playing one of his ESP Signature Series guitars.
Max Cavalera RPR
Guitarist Brett Rasmussen will most likely be seen at Aftershock with his LTD EC-1000VB.
LTD EC-1000 VB