Imperial Triumphant’s Zachary Ezrin on his wild approach to guitar: “There’s tons of cool stuff you can do when you stop caring about hitting the note perfectly”

Imperial Triumphant's Zachary Ezrin with a Jackson King V. He has since moved to Gibson
(Image credit: Imperial Triumphant)

“I bought a noise gate and I just was like, ‘Fuck this! This is not my thing,’” Imperial Triumphant guitarist and frontman Zachary Ezrin tells us from his home in New York.

“But don’t things get a little…out of control?”

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Chris Schwarten

Chris is a contributor to Guitar World and MusicRadar with around 20 years of guitar playing experience – including writing for and recording various projects for around 15 of those. Outside of practical experience, he’s studied music throughout his life, with a particular focus on composition at university. He’s something of a 90s tragic and a sucker for anything with a groovy, metallic edge or psych and stoner vibes. Outside of music, he’s an avid cook, gardener, and rugby league lover.