From metal heavyweights to hot funk ’n’ roll: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Joe Bonamassa
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Here at Guitar World, we’ve had our ears perked up for the hottest six-string releases of the last seven days - and we've done our darndest to round them up for you right here.

This week, we’ve got fiery and melodic new tracks from Atlanta heavy merchants Mastodon, a new down-tempo release from bluesman Joe Bonamassa, and the first taste of Kiss legend Ace Frehley’s upcoming cover album, to name a few.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.