The HIGH ON FIRE Guitar Solo Contest – Brought To You By Dunlop and eOne Music

Do you think you have what it takes to impress Matt Pike with your guitar skills?

Well, now’s your chance!



We’ve teamed up with eOne Music and Dunlop to bring you this sweet guitar solo competition from High On Fire. The rules are simple: download the backing track for their song “The Black Plot” — from their new album Luminiferous, out now via eOne — record yourself playing an ORIGINAL solo (audio only, no video required), then upload your track to our contest Soundcloud group. You can also upload it to your own Soundcloud page and link it using the button at the top of the Soundcloud contest page. The solo starts at 3:56 into the song and goes all the way to the very end.

The deadline to upload your solo is one month from today: July 25th at 11:59pm EST.

Play all your best licks, because it’s not just anyone who’ll be judging your skills: the sole power of judgment lies in the hands of none other than High on Fire lead singer/guitarist Matt Pike himself! He’s a man of taste and class (so what if he doesn’t like to wear a shirt? He’s just going where the puck is going to be, not where it is.)

And should the king of doom bestow upon your solo his infernal blessing, what then is your prize?

ONE Grande Pryze Wynner will receive the following treasure trove of goodies from DunlopeOne Music, MetalSucks, and Metal Injection:

– 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

So what are you waiting for? Bust out your axe and get to ripping!

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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.

Latest comments
  • I don’t see a link to the backing track anywhere on the soundcloud page, and this greatly saddens me :(

    • Sorry, it’s up now!

  • Don’t try and fake it… Matt Pike can hear the difference if you recorded your solo with your shirt on or off.

    • Shirt off, or GTFO

  • Remember to man-tune your guitars.

  • And If not in the US? Still good?

  • where is the winner announced?

    • We are looking foward to it!

  • What happened with the contest?

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