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This Black Dahlia Murder guitar playthrough showcases the very best of modern extreme metal

Formed in 2001, The Black Dahlia Murder have gone on to become one of the most popular extreme-metal bands of today, with seven of their eight studio albums landing a place on the US Billboard 200. With legions of listeners enjoying the quintet's brutal musical onslaught, they'll no doubt enjoy this blistering playthrough of the band's latest track, Verminous.

In the clip, lead guitarist Brandon Ellis displays his technical chops, smashing the track's many riffs and solos, and showing that if you're a guitarist who's into metal, this is a band that needs to be compulsory listening.

Ellis plays a Jackson Custom Shop Kelly electric guitar in the company's signature green crackle finish.

The Black Dahlia Murder's new album, Verminous (opens in new tab), drops April 17, 2020.

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating 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 (opens in new tab).