From Egyptian death metal to folk-ambient tranquility: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

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Fall is truly in full swing, which means – aside from pumpkins dotting everyone’s porches – there’s more new music around than is easy to keep track of.

Lucky for you, it’s our job to do just that! This week, we’ve collected a great bundle of new, guitar-heavy tunes that’ll be perfect for whatever musical void you might be looking to fill.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.