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 (opens in new tab).

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 hedrasramos.com. You also can follow along on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.