Misha Mansoor

Birth Name Misha Mansoor
Born October 31, 1984, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Age 35
Genres Progressive Metal, Djent, Progressive Metalcore
Instruments Guitar, Bass, Drums, Programming
Associated Acts Periphery, Animals as Leaders, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Stray from the Path, Haunted Shores, Being, Girlfight, Snuggles

MishaMansoor (born October 31, 1984) also known as Bulb.

Djent forefather and speed demon MishaMansoor has gained widespread accaim as the mastermind behind the axe-centric progressive metal band Periphery.

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Mansoor Talks About His Jackson Signature Pro Series Guitars
Mansoor Talks About His Jackson Signature Pro Series Guitars
Misha Mansoor - Juggernaut HT6FM Electric Guitar
Misha Mansoor - Juggernaut HT6FM Electric Guitar

Mansoor cites several musicians as influences from a wide range of genres. Notably, he cites John Petrucci, Allan Holdsworth, Ron Jarzombek and Fredrik Thordendal as being important to his development as a guitar player. Other notable artists and bands include Devin Townsend, Nevermore, Guthrie Govan, Opeth, Gojira, Porcupine Tree and Textures.

As for gear, Mansoor is absolutely obsessed with finding that perfect rig which blends playability and tone, so while he doesn’t have any official endorsements, he does have guitars made by Blackmachine, Mayones, Strandberg, Music Man, Jackson, Bernie Rico Jr. and many more.

When it comes to a style, Mansoor creates technically demanding riffs combining power chords, tapping, open strings, wide stretches and complicated polyrhythms that seem to have their roots in sheer creativity more than any particular influence.

Top 3 Misha Mansoor Recordings

How to Play Guitar Like Misha Mansoor

Periphery represents the vanguard of addictive, chaotic, challenging and cathartically inviting heavy music for the modern era. The triple-guitar attack and rhythmic dexterity of Periphery has won them devoted adherents across underground subcultures, regardless of whether those fans were weaned on the passion-fueled sounds of the Vans Warped Tour or the progressive rock of Rush.