Megadeth has announced their new guitarist.
Kiko Loureiro of Angra will officially join the band.
Frontman Dave Mustaine said, “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!’”
Late last year, both guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover left Megadeth.
It was also announced earlier this week that Lamb of God’s Chris Adler has joined Megadeth in the studio.