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Tag Archives: Kiko Loureiro

Metal By Numbers 7/22: Static-X regenerate sales

Posted by on July 22, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I never really got into Static-X, but when Wayne Static died, I saw the shock that reverberated through the metal community. He was way too young, a mere 48, born the same year […]

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New & Noteworthy: July 10th, 2020 – Project Rejenewreleases

Posted by on July 10, 2020

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. The week features the final release from Ensiferum, Static X, and more! For last week’s new releases you can check out the last New & Noteworthy, and for the latest sales numbers […]

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Megadeth Guitarist announces release date for ‘Open Source’

Posted by on June 23, 2020

  Kiko Loureiro, guitarist for Megadeth, has announced a release date for his upcoming solo album. Open Source is set to hit shelves on July 10.  The announcement was made Monday (22) during a short video update in which Loureiro also showed people how to play “the hardest phrase” of the album’s lead single, “EDM […]

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Five studio updates we heard this week – 8/22/19

Posted by on August 22, 2019

As we are nearing into the fourth quarter of 2019, we’ve been hearing many new album announcements including King Diamond and Mayhem. We recently listed five studio updates and within the last week, there’s been at least five more. 05) New Belphegor album arriving in summer 2020 Belphegor have been working on the follow-up to […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Which Big 4 band will retire first?

Posted by on October 27, 2016

2016 will turn out to have been a banner year for the “Big 4” of thrash metal. Megadeth and Anthrax released well-received albums that are high points of their recent years, and Metallica will release what’s probably going to be the best-selling metal record of 2016 in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Slayer are still on […]

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Megadeth is back, and The Threat is Real

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Dave Mustaine is like a movie studio, in that every so often, he does a reboot of the franchise. When Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick left the band last year, he filled in the gap with Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro and enlisted Lamb of God’s Chris Adler to drum on the band’s forthcoming Dystopia. If […]

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Megadeth’s Dystopia gets January release date, artwork revealed

Posted by on October 2, 2015

The long awaited mysterious Megadeth album has finally gotten an official release date, and it’s scheduled to hit shelves on January 22nd. Seven months after going up on PledgeMusic for pre-orders, the band also unveiled the first song “Fatal Illusion” and the album’s artwork, featuring the newest incarnation of the band’s mascot Vic Rattlehead. This […]

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Dave Mustaine talks new Megadeth album, latest lineup changes

Posted by on May 14, 2015

In a recent and lengthy interview for Rolling Stone, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine goes in depth about the new upcoming album and the direction he’s targeting to take the band all along: Over the years we’ve always said, “We’re going back to our roots.” But the naysayers, they just want Rust in Peace 20 times, which […]

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Megadeth crowdfunding rewards include jam/songwriting sessions and guitar lessons

Posted by on April 14, 2015

If you’re an aspiring musician who really, REALLY likes Megadeth and just so happen to have a spare $10k lying around – you now have the chance to jam with with the band. This reward, among many others, is being offered as a perk for Megadeth’s PledgeMusic campaign to fund their new album. The PledgeMusic perks […]

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Marty Friedman says rejoining Megadeth would be a huge step backwards

Posted by on April 10, 2015

Now that Megadeth has a full roster again, former members are getting a little chatty. Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman spoke at length with Argentina’s Vorterix radio station about the recent possibility of his return to the band. Said Friedman, “I don’t know anything about Nick (Menza’s) story, I don’t know what he said, I don’t know anything about […]

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