Reverse tapping virtuoso Luís Kalil channels Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads in one of 2023's most explosive guitar tracks

Luis Kalil playing guitar with Red Devil Vortex in the More Luck Than Brains music video
(Image credit: Red Devil Vortex/YouTube)

Luís Kalil – the electric guitar virtuoso who has been making waves with his mind-boggling reverse tapping technique – has returned with a new single, More Luck Than Brains, which once again puts his boundary-pushing approach to playing on display in scintillating style.

The Brazilian fretboard master first drew the guitar universe's attention in April 2022 with the release of Reverse Strike – an explosive exhibition of what he introduced as "reverse tapping." 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

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.