Dec 262015
 

Kiko_Loureiro_840Video 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.'” Continue reading »

May 052012
 

Christian metalcore band War of Ages [WOA] have released their new album Return to Life on April 24 via Facedown Records. Yesterday the band posted their new music video for the song Silent Night, which comes from their latest album. The video can be seen below:

Return To Life was recorded with Zeuss at Planet Z Studios [Shadows Fall, Chimaira, Hatebreed], and is the band’s finest accomplishment to date. Return To Life features some of War of Ages‘ most personal material, and continues with their unique brand of Warrior Metal for which the band has become infamous. Continue reading »