Teloch (Mayhem) Unboxes the LTD EC Black Metal & Announces Giveaway

Teloch (Mayhem) Unboxes the LTD EC Black Metal & Announces Giveaway

Teloch, guitarist for Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem, might be the most perfect musician in the entire world to check out our LTD EC Black Metal. In this video, he unboxes the EC Black Metal, takes it for a test drive,...
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Metallica: "Sad But True" on Howard Stern (September 9, 2021)

Metallica: "Sad But True" on Howard Stern (September 9, 2021)

Metallica, featuring ESP signature artists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, appeared on The Howard Stern Show on September 9 and did this amazing live version of "Sad But True" from their iconic 1991 self-titled Black Album....
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Phinehas: "The Fire Itself"

Phinehas: "The Fire Itself"

ESP artist Daniel Gailey is seen here with his Los Angeles, CA-based metalcore band Phinehas in the video for "The Fire Itself", the title track off their new album. Daniel is playing an LTD Deluxe SN-1000FR in Black Blast...
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Kerry Smith: "Karate" (Babymetal) with the E-II Horizon NT-7 EverTune

Kerry Smith: "Karate" (Babymetal) with the E-II Horizon NT-7 EverTune

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Here's All Access member Kerry Smith using his ESP E-II Horizon NT-7 EverTune in the best of ways... rocking the riff and chorus from Babymetal's 2016 slammer "Karate". He's chosen a...
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Hypocrisy: "Chemical Whore"

Hypocrisy: "Chemical Whore"

ESP artist Peter Tägtgren, the founder, main songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of influential Swedish death metal band Hypocrisy, is seen here in the new video for "Chemical Whore", a song that takes sharp aim at the...
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Zach Bedsaul (Saul): "Looking To Fight" playthrough

Zach Bedsaul (Saul): "Looking To Fight" playthrough

Here's ESP player Zach Bedsaul doing the official playthrough of his band Saul's song "Looking To Fight" from their 2020 album Rise As Equals. Hailing from Iowa, Saul is a hard rock band featuring Zach on guitar along with...
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Bad Wolves: "Lifeline"

Bad Wolves: "Lifeline"

Bad Wolves, the LA-based metal band featuring longtime ESP player Doc Coyle, has released the official video for their song "Lifeline" from their upcoming new album Dear Monsters, set for release in October. Doc is seen here...
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SYRACUSÆ: "Φωτιά (Conflagración)"

SYRACUSÆ: "Φωτιά (Conflagración)"

Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, SYRACUSÆ includes ESP players Diego Rodríguez and Mono Solís respectively using their LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 and LTD Deluxe B-1005 Multi-Scale in the video for their song "Φωτιά...
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ESP E-II SN-II Live Performance Demo by Cameron Stucky, ft. ENGL Amps

ESP E-II SN-II Live Performance Demo by Cameron Stucky, ft. ENGL Amps

Here's a fully live performance demo of expert guitarist Cameron Stucky checking out the ESP E-II SN-II Nebula Black Burst. Built at our ESP factory in Tokyo, Japan, the E-II SN-II features bolt-on construction at 25.5”...
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Chris Harte: "Cruel Master" on the LTD Bill Kelliher Sparrowhawk

Chris Harte: "Cruel Master" on the LTD Bill Kelliher Sparrowhawk

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! We were impressed by the tone and performance style of community member chrisxbailer, also known as Chris Harte of Cork, Ireland-based hardcore metal band Bailer. He's doing a...
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Andertons Music: Unboxing & Playing the Alexi Laiho E-II Alexi Ripped

Andertons Music: Unboxing & Playing the Alexi Laiho E-II Alexi Ripped

UK-based retailer Andertons got an early look at the E-II Alexi Ripped, one of the five new Alexi Laiho Signature Series guitars we introduced in September 2021. Check out Rabea from Andertons taking you through the process...
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Emigrate: "Freeze My Mind"

Emigrate: "Freeze My Mind"

Emigrate is the solo project of Rammstein's co-founder and guitarist, ESP signature artist Richard ZK. In the video for Emigrate's new single "Freeze My Mind", Richard is playing an LTD Deluxe Phoenix-1000, while bass player...
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Late Honkola: Ambient Melodic Metal with the E-II Eclipse-7

Late Honkola: Ambient Melodic Metal with the E-II Eclipse-7

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Looking at community member Late Honkola's profile page here on the ESP site, it's obvious he's a pretty serious player, based purely on his amazing guitar collection that includes...
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Teloch (Mayhem): "Voces Ab Alta" (Playthrough)

Teloch (Mayhem): "Voces Ab Alta" (Playthrough)

Using an Eclipse from ESP's famous Tokyo-based Custom Shop, Mayhem guitarist Teloch does this playthrough of the band's song "Voces Ab Alta" from their latest album Atavistic. Mayhem are legends in the black metal world, and...
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ESP E-II Eclipse Reindeer Blue Live Performance Demo by Luis Kalil

ESP E-II Eclipse Reindeer Blue Live Performance Demo by Luis Kalil

Here's another 100% live shred extravaganza by maestro Luís Kalil, this time getting crazy on his song "The Journey Has Begun" using the ESP E-II Eclipse Reindeer Blue. This Japan-built Eclipse is back for 2021 with the...
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Florian Soum: "The Unforgiven" solo

Florian Soum: "The Unforgiven" solo

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! Released August 12, 1991, Metallica's fifth studio album was simply self-titled as Metallica, but has ever since been known as The Black Album due to its ominous dark packaging. It's...
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ESP E-II M-II 7B Baritone EverTune Live Performance Demo by Kazuki Tokaji

ESP E-II M-II 7B Baritone EverTune Live Performance Demo by Kazuki Tokaji

With this live performance demo, incredibly talented Los Angeles-based shred guitarist Kazuki Tokaji shows what's possible on the ESP E-II M-II 7B Baritone EverTune. This monster 7-string guitar is built in Japan at the ESP...
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Tetrarch: "Negative Noise" Playthrough for EMG-TV

Tetrarch: "Negative Noise" Playthrough for EMG-TV

ESP artists Diamond Rowe and Josh Fore of Tetrarch did this remote playthrough performance of "Negative Noise" for our friends at EMG, and it was too good not to share. Josh is playing one of our "New for 2021" guitars, the...
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Brendan Breakdown: LTD Deluxe Brutality on the EC-1000 and Viper-1000

Brendan Breakdown: LTD Deluxe Brutality on the EC-1000 and Viper-1000

ESP ALL ACCESS COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT! If you want to know how to get featured on our ESP All Access weekly spotlight, you might want to ask Brendan Breakdown. We've featured him a bunch of times due to his great playing...
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Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour): "With A Thousand Words to Say But One" Playthrough on the LTD MSV-1

Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour): "With A Thousand Words to Say But One" Playthrough on the LTD MSV-1

Introduced in ESP's "New for 2021" collection, the LTD MSV-1 is the Signature Series guitar for Mike Schleibaum, founding member of Washington, DC-based melodic death metal band Darkest Hour. Doing a full playthrough of "With...
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