ESP School of Metal Guitar: How to Play like Slipknot

ESP School of Metal Guitar: How to Play like Slipknot

Brought to you by Metal Hammer Magazine, the ESP School of Metal Guitar has UK-based ESP artists Pat Heath and Jaime Hunt breaking down how to play in the style of some of metal’s biggest guitar heroes. Today's episode:...
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Florian Soum: "Heavy is the Crown" cover on the LTD JM-II

Florian Soum: "Heavy is the Crown" cover on the LTD JM-II

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! We always enjoy submissions from ESP All Access community member Florian Soum. This French pro musician and guitar teacher is a great player who always gets superb tones on the many...
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Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Matt's Start at ESP

Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Matt's Start at ESP

Enjoy this interview series by the Musicoff musician community in Italy with the president of The ESP Guitar Company, Matt Masciandaro. Part 1/7....
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Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Instrument Development

Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Instrument Development

Enjoy this interview series by the Musicoff musician community in Italy with the president of The ESP Guitar Company, Matt Masciandaro. Part 2/7....
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Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: ESP Artist Relations

Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: ESP Artist Relations

Enjoy this interview series by the Musicoff musician community in Italy with the president of The ESP Guitar Company, Matt Masciandaro. Part 3/7....
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Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Historical Moments

Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Historical Moments

Enjoy this interview series by the Musicoff musician community in Italy with the president of The ESP Guitar Company, Matt Masciandaro. Part 4/7....
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Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Bare Knuckle

Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Bare Knuckle

Enjoy this interview series by the Musicoff musician community in Italy with the president of The ESP Guitar Company, Matt Masciandaro. Part 5/7....
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Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Unique Instruments

Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Unique Instruments

Enjoy this interview series by the Musicoff musician community in Italy with the president of The ESP Guitar Company, Matt Masciandaro. Part 6/7....
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Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Matt, Aerosmith, Motörhead

Musicoff Interviews Matt Masciandaro: Matt, Aerosmith, Motörhead

Enjoy this interview series by the Musicoff musician community in Italy with the president of The ESP Guitar Company, Matt Masciandaro. Part 7/7....
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Daniel Kesler: "Symphony of Destruction" solo on the LTD Deluxe SN-1 HT

Daniel Kesler: "Symphony of Destruction" solo on the LTD Deluxe SN-1 HT

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! About once a year, we get a video submission from All Access community member Daniel Kesler, who also happens to be part of the extended ESP family, working as a product specialist...
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Amanda Castillo thrashes on the LTD Arrow-401

Amanda Castillo thrashes on the LTD Arrow-401

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Here's All Access community member Amanda Castillo, using her LTD Arrow-401 on some thrashy riffs and leads. The LTD Arrow Series is a modern-day update on the V shaped guitar,...
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Alex Pederiva: "Raijin of Thunders" on the LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Vintage Black Duncan

Alex Pederiva: "Raijin of Thunders" on the LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Vintage Black Duncan

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Here's All Access community member Alex Pederiva, a shred guitarist from Italy, who's using his LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Vintage Black Duncan to rock his song "Raijin of Thunders". The...
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Dave Sevenstrings: "Master of Puppets" on the E-II Horizon FR-7

Dave Sevenstrings: "Master of Puppets" on the E-II Horizon FR-7

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Here's All Access member Dave Sevenstrings, who's previously submitted some seriously entertaining videos of his metal versions of classic video game soundtracks. This time, Dave...
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Sylosis: "Heavy Is The Crown"

Sylosis: "Heavy Is The Crown"

Here's the video for "Heavy Is The Crown" by UK metal band Sylosis, fronted by ESP Signature artist Josh Middleton. While it's tough to see clearly through the sandstorm vibe of this excellent video, Josh is playing his LTD...
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Bilal S.: "Bark at the Moon" Playthrough Cover on the LTD M-400M

Bilal S.: "Bark at the Moon" Playthrough Cover on the LTD M-400M

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Get ready to rock with an absolute headbanging classic, courtesy of All Access member Bilal S., who rips up Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon" on his LTD M-400M. Opinion: Jake E. Lee...
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Polar: "Dissolve Me" Playthrough on the LTD Deluxe MH-1000 EverTune

Polar: "Dissolve Me" Playthrough on the LTD Deluxe MH-1000 EverTune

Fabian Lomas of UK-based hardcore/metalcore band Polar does a playthrough of their song "Dissolve Me" on his LTD Deluxe MH-1000 EverTune. This guitar features a mahogany body with flamed maple top in Dark Brown Sunburst...
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Late Honkola: "Lasisade" on the LTD Deluxe Arrow-1000

Late Honkola: "Lasisade" on the LTD Deluxe Arrow-1000

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! We always enjoy when we see All Access member Late Honkola post a new video, because no matter what kind of music he's doing, he always dials in super interesting tones. In this...
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Darren Stroud/Space Hombre: "Astral Glide"

Darren Stroud/Space Hombre: "Astral Glide"

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Most of you have seen videos we've featured by All Access member Darren Stroud before, but they probably weren't like this one. Here, Darren assumes his alternate identity as the...
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ESP All Access Community Interview: Brendan Breakdown

ESP All Access Community Interview: Brendan Breakdown

Interviewed for our "ESP Presents 2022 - Phase 2" streaming presentation in July 2022, Brendan Hagey (aka Brendan Breakdown) is a member of the ESP All Access community. He's posted dozens of video riffs and jams on the ESP...
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Satyr (Satryicon) on the Munch Exhibit in Oslo, Norway

Satyr (Satryicon) on the Munch Exhibit in Oslo, Norway

Enjoy this fascinating, in-depth interview with Satyr (aka Sigurd Wongraven), the frontman and main creative force behind the veteran Norwegian black metal band Satyricon. His latest huge undertaking has been the creation of...
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Josh Middleton (Architects/Sylosis) Interview

Josh Middleton (Architects/Sylosis) Interview

ESP Signature artist Josh Middleton, the highly-respected guitarist from UK-based metal bands Architects and Sylosis, spoke to us extensively about his LTD Signature Series JM-II guitar. Get all the intricate details of the...
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Wiley Arnett (Sacred Reich) Interview

Wiley Arnett (Sacred Reich) Interview

ESP artist Wiley Arnett from influential Phoenix, AZ-based thrash metal band Sacred Reich is one of the most longterm continuous endorsees of ESP, with a relationship that goes back about 30 years. Enjoy this interview from...
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Orion (Behemoth) on the LTD Orion-4

Orion (Behemoth) on the LTD Orion-4

The towering bassist for Polish extreme metal kings Behemoth, Orion relies on ESP basses for the bands devastating low end assault. Orion's LTD Signature Series Orion-4 is based on the distinctive ESP GB shape, and features a...
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ESP Welcomes Brandon Hoover & Hayden Tree (Crown the Empire)

ESP Welcomes Brandon Hoover & Hayden Tree (Crown the Empire)

Here's a warm welcome to guitarist Brandon Hoover and bass player Hayden Tree of Dallas-TX-based metalcore band Crown the Empire. Both musicians are the newest members of the ESP artist family. Forming in 2010, Crown The...
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Anti-Flag: "LAUGH. CRY. SMILE. DIE."

Anti-Flag: "LAUGH. CRY. SMILE. DIE."

Here's Anti-Flag with the video for "LAUGH. CRY. SMILE. DIE.", a song off their upcoming album Lies They Tell Our Children, being released on January 6, 2023. Frontman and co-founder Justin Sane is playing a cool guitar here;...
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Goatwhore: "Born Of Satan's Flesh"

Goatwhore: "Born Of Satan's Flesh"

Heavier than a boatload of gumbo, Goatwhore is back with "Born of Satan's Flesh", a song from their upcoming album Angels Hung from the Arches of Heaven which is set for release on October 7 (Metal Blade). The band includes...
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Brendan Breakdown: LTD Deluxe EC-1000 + LTD Deluxe M-1000

Brendan Breakdown: LTD Deluxe EC-1000 + LTD Deluxe M-1000

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! If you saw last month's "ESP Presents 2022 - Phase 2" video event, you already know All Access member Brendan Breakdown, aka Brendan Hagey. He's created some of the biggest monster...
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Nergal (Behemoth) on the LTD NS-6

Nergal (Behemoth) on the LTD NS-6

Nergal, the beloved frontman of highly influential Polish extreme metal band Behemoth, talks with us about his LTD Signature Series NS-6 guitar. Based on the coveted ESP Stream guitar shape, the NS-6 features set-thru...
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Lamb of God: "Omens"

Lamb of God: "Omens"

Here's American metal kings Lamb of God with the music video from the title track off their upcoming album Omens. LoG features two ESP Signature artists: guitarist Will Adler, seen here using one of his ESP USA Eclipse...
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Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men) on the LTD AA-1

Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men) on the LTD AA-1

Guitarist Alan Ashby from SoCal-based rock band Of Mice & Men sat down with us to talk about the details of his latest LTD Signature Series guitar, the AA-1. This guitar features neck-thru-body construction at 24.75"...
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