Kirk Hammett announces first-ever solo EP, Portals

Kirk Hammett
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Metallica's electric guitar hero Kirk Hammett has announced Portals, a forthcoming four-track EP that marks his first-ever foray as a solo artist.

Due April 23, the instrumental offering will be released by Blackened Recordings via a number of digital and physical platforms, and is dubbed “a collection of gateways to myriad musical and psychic destinations”.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.