Watch Voyager's Scott Kay deliver a prog-metal tour de force in Ascension guitar playthrough

Following tours with the likes of Deftones, Karnivool and Opeth, Aussie metal behemoths Voyager have learned a thing or two about putting together killer guitar parts, something ably demonstrated by seven-stringer Scott Kay in this exclusive playthrough of lead single, Ascension.

Not content with just sharing his killer riffs, Scott was also kind enough to take us through the rig that features on the playthrough and on crowd-funded new album, Ghost Mile.

“I'm using my new Mayones Duvell Elite 7, with the stock Seymour Duncan Nazgul/Sentient pickups,” Scott reveals.

My new Mayones Duvell Elite 7 sounds and plays like an absolute dream!

“It sounds and plays like an absolute dream! The Duvell was used throughout the tracking process for Ghost Mile, too, taking the role of recording all rhythm parts, and my leads.

“I'm then going into my Marshall JVM410H head, through a Marshall 1960s cab. The mic is a classic Shure SM57. Can't go wrong!

“There's a gate on the OD channel, and on the cleans there's some delay, reverb, and chorus on the back-end to make it shimmer.”

Ghost Mile is out on 12 May. Until then, you'll find us learning that cheeky tap in the main riff. Tasty.

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.