26th September 2022 1 By Jon Deaux

 Jackson®, the guitar brand synonymous with heavy metal and known for its industry-leading high-performance instruments, is calling on London’s shredding scene for a one-off opportunity to play live with British nu-metal duo Wargasm on stage at the legendary Black Heart in Camden. The show is being held in honour of the brand new American Series SoloistTM SL3, an American-made flagship electric guitar crafted for speed and produced for the heaviest and fastest of players – now available in the U.K.  Players can sign up now for the chance to take part in the live show.  Two finalists will be chosen to play on stage with Wargasm and the player with the fastest shredding abilities of the evening will take home their very own American Series SoloistTM SL3.  Fans can register for a highly limited number of free tickets to the Black Heart gig from today.


Armed with an unrivaled live energy and having toured with the likes of Limp Bizkit and Yungblud, Wargasm is the perfect band to pioneer the brand new Jackson American Series. No strangers to Jackson guitars on stage, the duo has amassed a burgeoning fanbase with stand-out songs that blend nu-metal, punk and electro and are brilliant to shred to. This special gig will take place right after the band’s biggest  headline show to date at the Kentish Town Forum, London on Thursday, 27 October (tickets on-sale now).


“We can’t wait to turn the Black Heart into our own personal thunderdome, this is such a chaotic idea from Jackson and we’re excited to see how London’s best players take it on. Especially with contestants wielding the new American Series, Jackson’s fastest beast yet, bring on the shred fast blood bath.” said Wargasm.


Speaking about the event, Tim Hillier-Brook, Artist Marketing Manager from Jackson said “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the launch of Jackson’s American Series Soloist SL3 than with this unique Wargasm gig at the iconic Black Heart. We have built Jackson’s fastest-ever guitar and we can’t wait to see what it can do in the hands of the metal scene’s best players. Put Wargasm on top and it’s going to be a night to remember.”


The American Series SoloistTM SL3, proudly made from start to finish in Fender’s Corona, California. factory, is a breakthrough in high-performance guitars and above all else, is designed for speed. Starting with the classic Speed NeckTM profile from beloved Jackson Soloist guitars of decades past, the profile has been suped up to include masterfully rolled edges for maximum comfort. Complimenting this profile is a compound radius that starts at 12” at the nut and flattens to 16” at the 12th fret to promote screaming bends and intricate finger work as players move up the neck. Player-focused features like Luminlay side dots to illuminate the fretboard on the darkest of stages and quick access truss rod adjustment to make easy neck relief adjustments ensure the Soloist is always optimized for speed and precision.



Ahead of the live show, on Tuesday 11th October, Jackson is calling upon daring players to audition for a spot on stage, the best to be selected by a panel of judges including BBC Radio 1/Kerrang! Radio presenter Alyx Holcombe, Jackson Artist Marketing Manager Tim Hillier-Brook, and The Black Heart team. The task is simple – shred your heart out to any track of your choosing on the Jackson American Series Soloist SL3.


When: Tuesday 11th October, from 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Where: The Black Heart, Camden (3 Greenland Pl, London NW1 0AP)

  • Participants can register to book their audition slot here
  • Jackson American Series Soloist SL3 guitars will be on site for use during auditions



Two finalists will be chosen to step it up a notch, becoming a ‘Soloist’ in their own right on Tuesday 8th November as they each show off their skills alongside Wargasm to a live crowd of metal fans.  Wargasm will then play a one-off performance for a small number of lucky fans, right after their upcoming headline show at London’s Kentish Town Forum on 27 October 2022.


  • When: Tuesday 8th November
  • Where: The Black Heart, Camden (3 Greenland Pl, London NW1 0AP)
  • Register for free tickets from the Black Heart website here from next week (26th Sept)


For technical specs, additional information on new Jackson products and to find a retail partner near you, visit www.jacksonguitars.com. Join the conversation on social media by following @JacksonGuitars on Twitter and @OfficalJacksonGuitars on Instagram.

 JACKSON® is a registered trademark of JCMI and/or its affiliates. SOLOIST™ and SPEED NECK™ are trademarks of JCMI and/or its affiliates.

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