Saturday, April 11, 2015

Megadeth guitarist thanks Brazilian fans for support

New Megadeth lead guitarist Kiko Loureiro is thanking his Brazilian fans and Angra bandmates for their support as he begins his career with the thrash metal veterans.

Loureiro posted a message in Portuguese – an English translation reads as follows:

"Hey, everyone!,” he says. “I'm here in Nashville, Tennesee, at this beautiful place getting ready to record the 15th Megadeth album and I made this video to thank all of you for the messages and support in this new journey. Especially 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. Thanks again and stay tuned for updates!”

Loureiro joined the group following last fall’s departure of Chris Broderick, while Shawn Drover has been replaced by Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler as a guest player on their next studio album.

As Megadeth record the follow-up to 2013’s "Super Collider", the band have launched a PledgeMusic campaign to bring fans into the process.

“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

See also:

Megadeth launch PledgeMusic campaign
Megadeth issue first video promoting new lineup
Reunion of classic Megadeth lineup fell apart during negotiations
Megadeth add guitarist Kiko Loureiro to lineup
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