Spare a thought for the Dean Custom Shop. They probably expected Michael Amott to pick an existing model, doodle a fret inlay, approve a paint sample and pluck a name out of thin air (the process commonly referred to as co-designing a signature model). Instead, the Arch Enemy/Carcass shredder cracked the whip in every department, specifying the Tyrants V body shape, neck profile, custom bridge humbucker and macabre Bloodstorm graphic. "Im a controlling personality, Amott shrugs. "I like to be on top of what Im playing, so I was 100 per cent involved with this guitar. Thats the way it should be.