Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro Names Her All-Time Favorite Metal Albums

MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO names his favorite metal albums of all time

In a recent Cameo video message requested by Jonathan Montenegro of About Dosage, MEGADETHBrazilian-born guitarist Kiko Loureiro was asked to name his favorite heavy metal album of all time. He replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It’s hard. When I was young, I loved BLACK SABBATH with [Ronnie James] Dioso ‘Heaven and Hell’, “Crowd Rules”, ‘Living Evil’. Yeah, I would say those BLACK SABBATH [albums] with Dio. As well SCORPIO‘Blackout’. What else? Dude, so much. groups like SAXON. [IRON] YOUNG LADY… sure ‘The number of the beast’for sure, ‘Killers’, ‘Powerslave’… And ZEPPELIN LED. So it’s hard to name just one album.”

In an October 2015 interview with The Irish Sun, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was full of praise for Laurelsaying, “A lot of times guitarists won’t know how to add something – they’ll put something in there that looks like tits on a bull, useless. Kiko came and immediately started making very good suggestions which we implemented [to MEGADETH‘s 2016 album, ‘Dystopia’]. When he first came along, I knew he had the ability, but I didn’t know if the technique and songwriting talent was going to show up that soon.”

He continued: “What was great about the suggestions that Kiko fact was they weren’t just guitars – he did a bass part in a song called “I hate you” [that made it] really come. In fact, that was one of the songs where he made a huge melodic contribution in the chorus and I was like, ‘Man, that sounds like something.'”

According to David, Kiko has all the necessary elements to be part of a legendary metal band like MEGADETH.

“To me – in very simple terms – if you want to be a musician, it’s one thing. If you want to be a rock star, it’s another,” Mustaine mentioned. “But if you want to be legendary, you have to have three very important things: you have to have ability, you have to have looks, and you have to have attitude. Without those three things, it’s kind of like trying to get a stool. three-legged milk without three-legged – it just won’t work.”

He continued: “I found with Kiko, his ability was astronomical, with his attitude he was very confident in what he was doing – there is a difference between confidence and arrogance. On the surface, he was very classy and very discreet on the street, but on stage, he takes complete control of his performance. When he came to Nashville to visit me, I didn’t even play him for most of the day he was there. I just wanted to hang out with him and it’s been a very long time since I hung out with a guitarist before hiring him. Usually I would listen to how he was playing and then I would say, ‘Okay, we’ll sort this out.’ I didn’t want to do that again. To go out with Kikoand having lunch, relaxing and talking about music was all I needed – I knew he was the right guy.”

MEGADETH recently completed work on their new album, “The sick, the dying and the dead”for a July draft.

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