Yngwie Malmsteen Performs "Overture" at Guitar World Studios —Video

Recently, just as his Guitar Gods tour was getting off the ground, shredder Yngwie Malmsteen visited the Guitar World studio in New York City.

Why? Why else! To melt some faces!

In the exclusive Guitar World video below, Malmsteen performs his instrumental "Overture," the track that kicked off his 2014 Guitar Gods tour shows—and that opens his 2010 Relentless album. Of course, Malmsteen is playing along to a backing track (The band isn't hiding somewhere off camera).

Stay tuned for more "Malmsteen in motion," courtesy of the fearless GW video crew!

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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, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.