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Megadeth’s “Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!” Percussive Acoustic Cover –– Video Finds

Sam Westphalen is a percussive acoustic guitar player from Australia with some seriously ferocious chops.

And judging by his choice of covers, he also appears to be a huge metal fan (which we’re OK with too).

We previously shared Westphalen’s wicked covers of Pantera’s “Mouth for War” and “The Art of Shredding,” and today we’ve got something else.

Here’s his take on Megadeth’s “Killing is my Business… and Business is Good!” It’s the second track on the band’s debut album, which goes by the same name.

Killing is my Business… and Business is Good! was released in June of 1985.

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.