From returning goth-rock titans to space-age prog epics: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Sophie Burrell
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This year has felt simultaneously like 10 days and 10 centuries, but its end is nonetheless rapidly approaching. Though 2020 brought with it many changes that affected all of us, thankfully, innovative, engaging new guitar music has remained a constant to console and inspire us throughout.

Even with the year almost over, brilliant new guitar music of all forms and persuasions is still arriving in waves, and we're still here to tell you about it all.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at 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.