Watch Herman Li shred while he swims with first snorkelling guitar solo

When he shared his top 5 tips for guitarists with us last year, Herman Li didn’t cite snorkelling as one of the essential skills every guitarist should learn, but perhaps he should have, judging by his latest stunt with metal titans DragonForce.

While playing the Full Metal Cruise, the band performed in front of a mosh-heavy swimming pool, before Herman dived in to close the set.

Fortunately, he’d equipped his Ibanez EGEN signature model and wireless system with a floatation device (read: floatie), so he could indeed shred while he snorkelled, without the signal cutting out.

The band are dubbing it “the world’s first ever snorkelling underwater guitar solo”, and we’re inclined to agree. Kudos, sir.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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