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Steve Smyth
Forbidden, The Esseness Project

A fixture in the metal scene for many years, Steve Smyth has played with such luminaries as Vicious Rumors, Testament, Dragonlord, and Nevermore and currently plays in Forbidden, The EssenEss... More>

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A fixture in the metal scene for many years, Steve Smyth has played with such luminaries as Vicious Rumors, Testament, Dragonlord, and Nevermore and currently plays in Forbidden, The EssenEss Project, and is at work on a new metal band based in the UK.

Besides being a totally shredding guitar player, he is also an accomplished songwriter, clinician and teacher. Steve recently came to EMG Studios to do some demos and lessons for us which you can view by checking out EMG TV. Steve has been a long time EMG endorser and plays the EMG 81-7 and EMG 81/85 combos.