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APRIL 02 2015

KIKO LOUREIRO OFFICIALLY JOINS MEGADETH

 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

MARCH 25 2015

ANGRA TO PLAY IN ROCK IN RIO WITH DEE SNIDER AND DORO PESCH


For the celebration of Rock in Rio's 30th annyversary, ANGRA was announced as one of the main attractions from the Sunset Stage. Returning to the festival to present their new album “Secret Garden”, this time the band will bring two very special guests: one of the greatest singers of Rock DEE SNIDER (Twisted Sister) and the Queen of Metal DORO PESCH (Doro).

Angra will play  on September 19th and the festival also features Metallica and Mötley Crüe as headliners from the main stage, Korn, Ministry, Gojira and other bands on the same day.
Tickets available here.

MARCH 24 2015

Check out the "Final Light" official video

 Angra’s eight album, Secret Garden, brings us a renewed sound, binding together the maturity of the band’s 23 years on the road and the freshness brought on by their passion of the music they make.

Pre-produced by Roy Z (Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Halford) and produced and mixed in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Opeth), Secret Gardenshowcases all the elements that have made Angra one of the most important bands in its style, with a contemporary touch and inspired compositions.

The track Final Light is the second music video from the new album, and flirts with real and imaginary elements in its dreamy landscape. Directed by Drico Mello, who’s also responsible for the “Angels Cry 20th Anniversary Tour” DVD and the music video for the first single, “Storm of Emotions”, among other very recognized artists, “Final Light” is completely different from everything Angra has made until now, recreating World War II air battles with vintage aircrafts and special digital effects, as seen on movies like Red Tales.

The scenes were filmed at the amazing TAM Museum in Brazil, and the entire production, makeup and aesthetics of the video were developed with the idea of having an authentic vintage feel.

Developed in 1935 by the US Air Force, the North American T-6 Texan who is one of the planes used in the clip is a low-wing single-engine, used to train pilots of the US Air Force, US Navy and British Royal Air Force, and other air forces around the world, including Brazil. He served as a training aircraft from World War II until the 1970s can currently be seen in numerous air shows, and static displays around the world.

The immense arsenal of aircrafts in their warehouse was available for the making of the video.

 

Check out the "Final Light" official video:

MARCH 14 2015

New Ibanez KIKO10P-TGT Amazon Green now available in Japan

As  a lead guitarist of one of the most successful Brazilian metal bands, Angra, Kiko has been highly praised internationally for his versatile and virtuous guitar work. Kiko became an Ibanez endorsee in 2013, and the  transparent red KIKO 10P and KIKO100 guitars were launched. Now finally the beautiful new model Ibanez KIKO10P-TGT Amazon Green is available in Japan and soon in other territories.

Specifications:

  • Neck type: KIKOSP Maple neck
  • Body: Flamed Maple Art Grain top/Poplar body
  • Fretboard: Rosewood Fretboard with KIKO special inlay on 12th fret
  • Fret: Jumbo frets
  • Bridge: Std. Tremolo Bridge
  • Neck pickup: Infinity R (H) Neck Pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Middle pickup: Infinity RS (S) Mid Pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Bridge pickup: Infinity R (H) Bridge Pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
 
FEBRUARY 27 2015

Check out the teaser for the new music video "Final Light"


 
Angra’s eight album, Secret Garden, brings us a renewed sound, binding together the maturity of the band’s 23 years on the road and the freshness brought on by their passion of the music they make.

Pre-produced by Roy Z (Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Halford) and produced and mixed in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Opeth), Secret Gardenshowcases all the elements that have made Angra one of the most important bands in its style, with a contemporary touch and inspired compositions.


The track Final Light is the second music video from the new album, and flirts with real and imaginary elements in its dreamy landscape. Directed by Drico Mello, who’s also responsible for the “Angels Cry 20th Anniversary Tour” DVD and the music video for the first single, “Storm of Emotions”, among other very recognized artists, “Final Light” is completely different from everything Angra has made until now, recreating World War II air battles with vintage aircrafts and special digital effects, as seen on movies like Red Tales.


The scenes were filmed at the amazing TAM Museum in Brazil, and the entire production, makeup and aesthetics of the video were developed with the idea of having an authentic vintage feel. The immense arsenal of aircrafts in their warehouse was available for the making of the video.

The Final Light music video will be released on the second quarter of March 2015. Check out the teaser below and unveil the Secret Garden.