Benjamin Ellis – Bloodshot Dawn


Benjamin Ellis is a guitarist/songwriter from Hampshire (UK), best known for his work as lead guitarist in Melodic Death Metal band Bloodshot Dawn. A rare balance of melodic sensibility coupled with virtuosic technical ability have gained him considerable notoriety amongst his peers and even his own personal guitar heroes. Benjamin’s playing is often cited as a standout element of Bloodshot Dawn’s music, and has been praised by guitarists such as Andy James (Wearing Scars, Solo Artist) and Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry, Kaipa). Benjamin has even filled in for Scar Symmetry’s own guitar maestro, Per Nilsson, during their Eastern European tour of February/March 2014. 

Early this year (2015) Benjamin also announced his involvement in a new project – a cyberpunk inspired outfit, ‘Mera’, and is currently writing for their second EP to be called “Coalition”, following on from their debut EP, “Nano”.

As well as his work writing and performing original music, Benjamin is also a guitar tutor, recording session musician, and producer (Acrania, Bloodshot Dawn).

Find out more at the following links:

Bloodshot Dawn Facebook Page

Benjamin Ellis music Facebook Page

MERA Facebook page

Bens YouTube Channel

Carillion Facebook Page

Carillion YouTube Channel

Ben plays a Polaris 7 neck-through model.
– Alder body.
– Master grade Quartersawn African Ebony cap.
– 9 piece flamed Maple/Ebony laminate neck block.
– Master grade Birdseye Maple fingerboard.
– Bog Oak cavity covers, reverse head veneer and truss rod cover. (Officially carbon dated at 5300 years old).
– Floyd Rose original bridge.
– Gotoh SG381 tuners (Ebony buttons).
– Bare Knuckle Juggernaut pickups.
– 25.5″ scale length.
– Reversed ‘Shredder’ headstock.
– Custom Raven inlay with accompanying feather fret markers.
– Finish – Hand rubbed Satin Polyester.