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Steve Dadaian Premieres New "Follow the Light" Music Video

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Classically trained progressive metal guitarist Steve Dadaian is no stranger to GuitarWorld.com, having served up a couple monstrous "Betcha Can't Play This" videos a couple years back. 

Today, we've teamed up with the New Jersey-based axeman to premiere the music video for "Follow the Light," the title track from his new album. You can check it out below. 

"The title track, 'Follow the Light,' has special meaning to me as it was the first song I wrote for this album, and ultimately inspired the other eight songs on the album," Dadaian told Guitar World. "The concept behind the video was to showcase the performance in a setting that had imagery consistent with the album artwork. The themes are haunting and while writing, I strove to find a balance between technical and melodic components for the listener to enjoy."

Follow the Light is set for a February 1 release. A nine-track concept album, it revolves around the discovery of an abandoned citadel deep in a forest, and the events that follow. 

"Follow the Light," Dadaian told Guitar World, "Represents the ancient structure on the album cover and the beginning of the events that unfold thereafter."

Follow the Light features Ryan Bertone on drums, plus a vocal feature from Soilwork's Björn “Speed” Strid on the song "Soul Connection." It can be preordered right here.

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Jackson Maxwell
Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.