And The Winner of the HIGH ON FIRE Guitar Solo Contest Is…..

In June we teamed up with MetalSucksMetal InjectionDunlop and eOne Music to bring you a sweet guitar solo competition from High On Fire. The rules were simple: download the backing track for the High on Fire song “The Black Plot” — from their new albumLuminiferous, out now via eOne — record yourself playing the solo, then upload your track to our contest Soundcloud group. Then Matt Pike himself would listen to all the entries and choose his favorite.


Pike has gone through all the submissions and the results are in! But first, the prizes:

– CD copy of High on Fire’s new album “Luminiferous
– High on Fire “Luminiferous” poster
MXR M169 Carbon Copy
MXR M101 Phase 90
MXR M109 Six Band Graphic EQ
1 Box (6 sets) Dunlop Heavy Core Guitar Strings (winner choice of gauge; )
Refill Bag Tortex Picks (winner choice of shape & gauge)
– MetalSucks t-shirt
– Metal Injection t-shirt

And the winner is… theghost81! Check out his entry below:

Although we weren’t planning on selecting a runner-up and don’t have a prize for him, Matt Pike liked Andrew Holbert’s entry so much that we’ve decided to give him an honorary mention. Here’s his submission:

We know you all worked really hard on your entries, and we appreciate every single one who participated and put in their time. Thanks for helping to make this contest a fun time!

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.

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