Fit that tremolo arm and get your fingers warmed up - this one will truly test your chops. Heinrich Arnold and Donny Burbage of melodic-metal juggernauts Æther Realm join us today to teach you the jaw-dropping lead lines of the suitably titled Slave to the Riff, taken from latest album Redneck Vikings from Hell.
With face-melting two-handed tapping lines, interspersed sweeping passages and considerable finger stretching required, this one's sure to keep you learning for a while. But don't worry, the guitarists have included the tabs to make the process that little bit easier.
Sick Riffs is a Guitar World video series designed to help guitarists affected by the coronavirus. Self-isolating players around the world have each filmed a lesson where they teach you one of their own guitar riffs, up close and personal. If you dig the lesson, we encourage you to buy music and merch from the artist or stream their music.