Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine is raving about new guitarist Kiko Loureiro as the band works on its 15th album.
“Kiko finished all the acoustic guitar parts today,” tweeted Mustaine on Monday. “Definitely the best guitarist we've ever had.”
Loureiro joined the group following last fall’s departure of Chris Broderick, while Shawn Drover has been replaced by Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler as a guest player on the follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider.”
Mustaine also shared an update on bassist David Elleson’s work in the studio, tweeting “David is 10 songs into his bass parts as of this morning. Feels like old times. He is kicking ass!”
Megadeth recently launched a PledgeMusic campaign to provide the opportunity to bring fans into the recording process with a list of incentive packages.
“Pre-order the album digitally, on CD or on vinyl plus tons of other unique offerings like signed CDs, signed vinyl, gear from the studio and much more,” says the group. “No matter what you order, you will get access to a variety of behind-the-scenes content such as photos and videos from the writing and recording sessions. You’ll get full access to the process in real time.”
Full details are available at PledgeMusic.com
Kiko finished all the acoustic guitar parts today. Definitely the best guitarist we've ever had. @KikoLoureiro #Megadeth15
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) April 20, 2015
David is 10 songs into his bass parts as of this morning. Feels like old times. He is kicking ass! @ellefsondavid #Megadeth15
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) April 21, 2015
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