Apr 132015

megadeth-kikoMegadeth has entered Lattitude Studio South in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee to begin recording its fifteenth album for a tentative late 2015 release.

A Portuguese-language video message from Megadeth‘s new Brazilian lead guitarist Kiko Loureiro can be seen below.

Says Kiko: ‘Hey, everyone! I’m here in Nashville, Tennesee, at this beautiful place getting ready to record the fifteenth Megadeth album and I made this video to thank all of you for the messages and support in this new journey, specially 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.’ Continue reading »

Apr 082015

Megadeth-Logo Megadeth has finished writing 15 songs for its next album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD will be the band’s first to feature Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra, and Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler.

In a new tweet, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine wrote:  I’m stoked so many people have reacted so positively about Kiko and Chris playing on this next record! Falling Upward again!’

He added in a separate tweet: ’15 songs finished being written. Just waiting for Jr. [Megadeth bassist David Ellefson] to arrive. He is gonna freak over Chris and Kiko.’ Continue reading »

Apr 072015

mustaineellefsonpromo_638In a brand new interview with Australia’s Glam Adelaide, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson spoke about his relationship with the band’s mainman, Dave Mustaine, and how it was affected by Mustaine‘s conversion to Christianity.

‘As far as faith goes, it brings people together,’ Ellefson responded. ‘It has as far as Megadeth goes anyway; it’s given us a common menu to read from. The faith part of it has helped in a really cool way; it’s a commonality for us.’

He continued: ‘I believe that there’s a fundamental idea of God inside each of us, however you choose to understand it. It’s made things so much better for us — our music, lives and everything else, actually.’

Ellefson, who has lived through the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle associated with the music industry, also offered a message for those going through a tough time right now. Continue reading »

Apr 022015

KikoLoureiro-DaveMustaineBrazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with Angra, has joined Megadeth.

Says Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine: ‘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.’

He continued: ‘Very few Megadeth alumni have had the same feel and ability as Kiko.’

‘As Frank Sinatra says’, ‘the best is yet to come!’ Continue reading »

Mar 302015

Chris+Adler_Megadeth-1Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants Megadeth and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal Lamb of God, will join bassist David Ellefson in the creation of Megadeth‘s anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to Megadeth‘s roots.

Dave Mustaine comments, ‘Chris is a tremendous talent, and an amazing person. He is going to bring a new level of excitement and energy to Megadeth that the fans are going to lose their minds over. I have nothing but respect for my previous drummers, but this is going to absolutely KILL! Back in 1989, Megadeth originally worked as a three piece – guitar, bass and drums – when we laid down the framework to our Grammy® nominated platinum album “Rust In Peace”. I want to thank the other members of Lamb of God for allowing this opportunity to take place for all of us in the metal community.’ Continue reading »