Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
No, this is not an April Fool's joke, as that was yesterday. Here's the announcement that we've all been waiting for. It has been confirmed that Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro has officially joined Megadeth as the band's new lead guitarist. Dave Mustaine comments on the addition of Kiko: "I first met Kiko around 8 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. Very few Megadeth alumni have had the same feel and ability as Kiko. As Frank Sinatra says, 'the best is yet to come!'"
In addition to Kiko, Lamb Of God's Chris Adler will be playing drums on the new Megadeth album, which is scheduled for release later this year. Are you excited? We for sure are!