Posted on by Walter Bryant

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Since the departure of Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover from the Megadeth lineup, the direction the legendary group would take was relatively uncertain.Well, Megadeth fans can worry no more, as they have officially announced their newest guitar player, Kiko Louriero. Kiko is most known for being a part of the Brazilian metal band, Angra, as well as his lengthly list of solo work. Kiko is one great player, and we’re happy to hear he is now a part of the Megadeth player. It was also earlier announced that Lamb of God’s Chris Adler has joined Megadeth in the studio. Read below to see what Dave Mustaine had to see about Kiko…

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“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!” -Dave Mustaine