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Ahrue Luster

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Ahrue Ilustre (born September 17, 1968),[1] commonly known as Ahrue Luster, is an American guitarist. He is a current guitarist of heavy metal band Lions at the Gate, and was the lead guitarist for the Ill Niño.[2] He is also a former guitarist for Machine Head,[3][4] as well as Manmade God and a Bay Area thrash metal act called The Horde of Torment who were originally called "Pestilence" but had to change their name because another Pestilence had signed to Roadrunner Records.

In 2015, Luster joined the horror metal band Terror Universal founded by Ill Niño drummer Dave Chavarri.[5] He produced Motograter's second studio album, which was released in August 2017. In September 2019, Nonpoint announced Luster will be their touring lead guitarist for their upcoming tour.


Machine Head[edit]

Ill Niño[edit]


  1. ^ Dome, Malcolm. "Ahrue Luster - My Life Story". Metal Hammer. Archived from the original on July 7, 2001. Retrieved May 15, 2024.
  2. ^ Boyce, Kevin (2003) "Ill Niño Confession", CMJ New Music Report, September 29, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2014
  3. ^ "AHRUE LUSTER: "I Was Creatively Unfulfilled In MACHINE HEAD"", Blabbermouth.net, June 24, 2002. Retrieved August 4, 2014
  4. ^ McIver, Joel (2012) Machine Head: Inside the Machine, Omnibus Press, ISBN 978-1780385518
  5. ^ "Ill NiÑo Members Launch Terror Universal". Blabbermouth.net. December 16, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
Preceded by Machine Head lead guitarist
Succeeded by
Preceded by Ill Niño lead guitarist
Succeeded by
Jess De Hoyos