Is this the first taste of Mateus Asato’s solo album?

(Image credit: YouTube/Mateus Asato)

We’re always up for a good Mateus Asato jam on Instagram, but it looks like the ridiculously talented electric guitar player - who ranked highly on our list of the 20 best guitarists of the decade - may now be gearing up to unleash a solo record on us.

A recent post from Asato which features a 30-second clip of the guitarist at his heaviest and shreddiest, is coupled with a caption that merely says, “Studio time.” 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.