The Industry

The Nine Best DFW Metal Guitarists

Ever since Mike Scaccia and Dimebag Darrell broke on through to the other side, many Dallas metal fans have been longing for someone to step into the limelight and accept the legendary guitarslingers' mantels and inspire a whole new generation of headbangers.

Never fear true believers (hey, didn't someone else say that shit?), not only are Scaccia's and Dimebag's mantels being honored among the many talented acts of the DFW music scene, but several of these local guitarists are so goddamn good that one can almost feel the legendary guitarslingers' spirits jamming on stage as these Texas boys reaffirm the Lone Star State's dominance in the southern rock arena. So, in honor of our fallen heroes, here are just a few of the many who fucking rock this way.

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Christian McPhate is an award-winning journalist who specializes in investigative reporting. He covers crime, the environment, business, government and social justice. His work has appeared in several publications, including the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Miami Herald, San Antonio Express News and The Washington Times.