Guitarist Turns His Ax into a Lightning Thrower | VIDEO

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YouTube poster Zilipoper likes to play with electricity. That much is clear from his videos, in which he zaps a homemade seven-kilovolt transformer with tinfoil and plays with Tesla coils.

In this video from August 2015, he takes Metallica’s “Ride the Lightning” to heart by turning his guitar into a lightning thrower.

Zilipoper begins by strumming Metallica’s “Fade to Black” on his ESP LTD electric before abruptly turning up the voltage. With the lights off, he emits torrents of fluorescent purple from his guitar as he raises the ax toward the ceiling. He concludes by flashing the horns as purple lightning bolts shoot from his fingertips.

How does he do it? Zilipoper’s not saying. We just suggest you don’t try this at home—or anywhere—unless you really know what you’re doing.

Check out his YouTube channel for more.