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Sick Riffs: Liam Beeson teaches you the technical onslaught of Brand of Sacrifice's Casca

Sick Riffs #76: Love tech-death-metal? Dig, if you will, Brand of Sacrifice's Casca, which features an abundance of hammer-ons, pull-offs and string skipping - perfect for you to practice your accuracy and precision. Guitarist Liam Beeson joins us to walk you through the track's main riff step by step.

He plays a Kiesel Delos 7-string electric guitar fitted with D’Addario NYXL strings, running through a Kemper amp modeler.

In the wake of COVID-19, the Toronto/Manhattan four-piece had to cut short their European run with fellow tech-metallers Rings of Saturn, Enterprise Earth and Traitors. However, in positive news, we can expect a new album from the band in 2020. Plenty of dizzying new riffs and odd time signatures to look forward to in these uncertain times, no doubt.

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Sick Riffs is a Guitar World video series designed to help guitarists affected by the coronavirus. Self-isolating players around the world have each filmed a lesson where they teach you one of their own guitar riffs, up close and personal. If you dig the lesson, we encourage you to buy music and merch from the artist or stream their music.

I'm a Staff Writer at Guitar World. I've played guitar for 15+ years and have a degree in Music Technology (Mixing & Mastering). I suppose that makes me qualified to talk to you about this stuff? I'm into all genres of music, but first and foremost I love all things rock and metal.