Video footage of Megadeth‘s latest addition, Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra, performing an acoustic version of of the populair Christmas carol “Silent Night” can be seen below.
In a recent interview with The Irish Sun, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustane was full of praise for Loureiro. He said: “A lot of times guitarists won’t know how to add to something — they’ll put something in there that’s kind of like tits on a bull, unnecessary. Kiko came in and immediately started making some really good suggestions that we applied [to Megadeth‘s new album, “Dystopia”]. When he first came in, I knew he had the ability but I didn’t know if the songwriting technique and talent was going to show up this early on.”
He continued: “What was great about the suggestions that Kiko made was that they weren’t just guitar ones — he made a bass part in a song called ‘Me Hate You’ [that made it] really come along. In fact, that was one of the songs where he made a huge melodic contribution in the chorus and I said, ‘Man, this sounds like something.'”