Tag Archives: Kiko Loureiro

Kiko Loureiro further discusses decision for leaving Megadeth

Posted by on November 30, 2023

  Former Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro discussed his departure on the Amplifica podcast, hosted by his former Angra bandmate Rafael Bittencourt, citing his need for freedom as the main reason. While the guitarist revealed other reasons at home ultimately led to the decision, Loureiro didn’t disclose any further details on the matter. Instead, he emphasized […]

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Megadeth move forward with Teemu Mäntysaari; Dave Mustaine and Teemu issue statements

Posted by on November 21, 2023

  Following Kiko Loureiro’s announcement on social media on his decision for having an extended absence from Megadeth, Dave Mustaine has confirmed that Teemu Mäntysaari will continue as the group’s guitarist. While the timeframe for Loureiro’s absence remains uncertain, Mustaine has emphasized that the decision was amicable and supportive, leaving the door open for a […]

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Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro issues new statement extending his absence from the group

Posted by on November 19, 2023

  Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro has extended his absence from the band’s touring activities. In a recent social media post, Kiko, who initially shared in September that he would sit out the next leg of Megadeth’s Crush The World tour, has now explained his decision to further extend his absence, stating: “A message to the […]

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Watch Megadeth perform with new touring guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari in Albuquerque

Posted by on September 7, 2023

  Megadeth has recently welcomed new touring guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari from Wintersun. The group performed with the guitarist for the first time last night (6th) at Revel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Teemu is filling in for the band’s guitarist, Kiko Loureiro, who decided to be with his family in Finland during the next leg of […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/22: Static-X regenerate sales

Posted by on July 22, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I never really got into Static-X, but when Wayne Static died, I saw the shock that reverberated through the metal community. He was way too young, a mere 48, born the same year […]

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New & Noteworthy: July 10th, 2020 – Project Rejenewreleases

Posted by on July 10, 2020

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features the final release from Ensiferum, Static X, and more! For last week’s new releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers […]

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Megadeth Guitarist announces release date for ‘Open Source’

Posted by on June 23, 2020

  Kiko Loureiro, guitarist for Megadeth, has announced a release date for his upcoming solo album. Open Source is set to hit shelves on July 10.  The announcement was made Monday (22) during a short video update in which Loureiro also showed people how to play “the hardest phrase” of the album’s lead single, “EDM […]

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Five studio updates we heard this week – 8/22/19

Posted by on August 22, 2019

As we are nearing into the fourth quarter of 2019, we’ve been hearing many new album announcements including King Diamond and Mayhem. We recently listed five studio updates and within the last week, there’s been at least five more. 05) New Belphegor album arriving in summer 2020 Belphegor have been working on the follow-up to […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Which Big 4 band will retire first?

Posted by on October 27, 2016

2016 will turn out to have been a banner year for the “Big 4” of thrash metal. Megadeth and Anthrax released well-received albums that are high points of their recent years, and Metallica will release what’s probably going to be the best-selling metal record of 2016 in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Slayer are still on […]

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Megadeth is back, and The Threat is Real

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Dave Mustaine is like a movie studio, in that every so often, he does a reboot of the franchise. When Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick left the band last year, he filled in the gap with Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro and enlisted Lamb of God’s Chris Adler to drum on the band’s forthcoming Dystopia. If […]

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