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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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at 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.