Favorite bands :
Alcest, Amesoeurs, Ulver, Opeth, 65daysofstatic, Decapitated, Guttural Secrete, Carcass, Mono, Behemoth, Nile, Ahab, Aus-Rotten, Agalloch, Gorguts, Burzum, Death, Darkspace, Drudkh, Enslaved, John Coltrane, Dissection, God is an Astronaut, Jesu, Morbid Angel, Necrophagist, Nevermore, Opeth, Devourment, Primordial, Sleep, Steve Vai, Suffocation, Dead Can Dance, Ocean, Grails, Jim Hall, Joe Pass, Mogwai, Frozen Silence...and moar.
Favorite guitarists :
See favorite bands list.
And just as a side note: Steve Vai, Shawn Lane, Guthrie Govan, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Loomis, Marty Friedman, Jim Hall Mikael Akerfeldt, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia, Joe Pass, and John McLaughlin all tickle my pickle.