Jason Richardson offers gravity-defying sweeps and insane two-handed tapping aplenty in new single, Ishimura

Jason Richardson
(Image credit: Jason Richardson / YouTube)

After teaming up with Polyphia axeman Tim Henson for a dazzling new single, Upside Down, last month, Jason Richardson has offered up another shred-heavy track, Ishimura.

Like Upside Down, the song again features Luke Holland on drums, laying down laser-precise beats behind Richardson's stunning seven-string guitar work, which ranges from weighty low-register riffs, fiery two-handed tapping, out-of-this-world time signature-fluid sweeps and even the odd Gojira-style pick scrape. 

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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.