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Hedras Ramos Premieres "Transitions" Music Video

Guitar World has teamed up with eight-string prog-metal guitarist Hedras Ramos to premiere his brand-new music video, "Transitions." The meaty, grooving and uplifting track is the opening cut from Ramos' latest album, 2017's The Impressionist.

"Transitions" was composed, recorded and mixed by Ramos, who was born and raised in Guatemala and now lives in Los Angeles—so, talk about transitions! The recording also features bassist Simon Grove and drummer Anup Sastry, and the album features further guest appearances by Plini and Martin Miller. The "Transitions" music video was shot in Los Angeles by Andrew Yoder.

We posted our first story about Ramos a whopping seven years ago, when we identified him as a prodigy—and certainly someone to look out for in the future. Ramos has made major strides since 2011, catching the eyes and ears of scores of top guitarists and media outlets; he was chosen by Axl Rose to open for Guns N' Roses in Guatemala—and he's opened for White Cross, Kansas, Die Toten Hosen and many others.

Ramos plays a Cort Guitars X Series Custom Shop eight-string model; it's the only model in existence made under Ramos' specs.

For more information about Ramos and The Impressionist, check out our premiere of "Euthanasia" from last summer, and head to Bandcamp and You also can follow along on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.