New MEGADETH Guitarist Kiko Loureiro Posts Video Message

Saturday, 11th April 2015

New MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has posted a Portuguese-language video, which can be viewed below.

MEGADETH has entered Lattitude Studio South in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee to begin recording its fifteenth album for a tentative late 2015 release.

Says Kiko: “Hey, everyone! I’m here in Nashville, Tennesee, at this beautiful place getting ready to record the fifteenth MEGADETH album and I made this video to thank all of you for the messages and support in this new journey, specially my bandmates from ANGRA, who were the first to give me their blessing.

“As a musician, one of my main goals was to take the identity of Brazilian music to the world, so I’m very happy to be part of MEGADETH now and share this achievement with you all.”

MEGADETH announced on April 2 that Loureiro had joined the Dave Mustaine-led group as the replacement for Chris Broderick. Mustaine said in a statement: “I first met Kiko around eight years ago for a cover shoot for Burrn! magazine. I had no idea who he was, other than the fact he was tremendously talented and that the staff from Burrn! held him in high regard. Since then, I’ve come to see what a guitar virtuoso he is, and I’m deeply encouraged by his depth and talent.”

He continued: “Very few MEGADETH alumni have had the same feel and ability as Kiko.”

In addition to Mustaine, Loureiro and bassist David Ellefson, the recording lineup for MEGADETH’s forthcoming album includes LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler.