#2
I think you should take a look at Bc Rich's guitars. It's a good choice for metal with this budget, but not the only one.
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#3
I'm in the same position myself (play the same kind of music, and have the same budget) and I've been considering the ESP LTD M-400.

Its £530 on this site:
http://www.theplanetofsound.co.uk/product.asp?dept%5Fid=107&sku=1630&tld=0

And looks pretty sweet and has a great spec:
http://www.victorlitz.com/images/m-400.jpg

Edit: That site includes free delivery and free setup btw, so tis pretty good.
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#4
You van also look at Ibanez guitars. Their sound is a bit brighter and cleaner than Bc Rich, but it's still great for metal, espacially solos and lead.

Another thing you could do, is juste go in a music store and try some guitars, and take the one that suits you best (with the sound, weigth, shape, etc...).
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#5
Just go for any guitar thats made out of decent material, has a floyd/similar trem and stick some EMGs in it.
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Yeah, you can get an Ibanez RG2550E (prestige) for £569:
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ibanez-rg-2550e/66817

I'm not a fan of the scratchplate, but its better than the RG2570 which only comes in a horrible gold or silver color, and with a textured finish *shudder*

That RG2550E though... its the cheapest prestige guitar with DiMarzio pickups, and all prestige guitars come with an awesome hard case so its worth it imo.
#7
Ibanez with Floyd Rose and EMGs will do you well.

Or an ESP, Jackson or BC Rich.

In that order, in my opinion.

Try to get genuine FR and best pickups you can and you can't go wrong for metal.
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Just get a Jackson RR3!
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#10
I honestly wouldn't go for an ESP/LTD or Schecter where you live, they're highly overpriced compared to the states and you should be able to get a much better guitar for the price.

I'd probably go for an Ibanez of some sort as they seem to still be a bit overpriced, but not anywhere as close to esp or schecter.
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I know it kind of looks ridiculous, but check out the Minarik Inferno.

The frequency response on those things is amazingly full and even.

Very resonant body.
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a BC Rich for £500 is going to be better than most jacksons for the same price.
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do you want a trem?
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#16
Schecter off ebay (blackjack or similar) and slap some bareknuckle warpigs in it.
#17
http://www.thomann.de/gb/bc_rich_mockingbird_st.htm

Neck through, mahogany body, OFR, AAA quilted maple top, Rockfield pickups, black hardware, 24 frets. And you'll still have a hundred pounds left for a nice pedal or to save up for a nice tube amp.
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^ it's actually a nato body, thomann advertise it wrong. not that nato is bad but you don't want to be misled. better sustain, heavier, slightly brighter.

Lots of awesome features for the price though
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