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“Paco Ventura Black Moon” – international Spanish Hard Rock project available October 30th

October 12th, 2015
"Paco Ventura Black Moon" - international Spanish Hard Rock project available October 30th

“Paco Ventura Black Moon” – international Spanish Hard Rock project available October 30th

“Paco Ventura Black Moon” is an international Spanish Hard Rock project. A masterpiece with careful voices and melodies, powerful guitars and songs in English and Spanish. Paco Ventura who is considered one of the top rock guitar players in Spain and member from the band (Medina Azahara) one of Spanish and Latin America most notorious bands.

Artwork by Stan W.D (Stryper, Blackmore’s Night, Jorn, Tarja…) The record has been mastered by Andy Vandette (Dream Theater, Rush, Gotthard and Bruce Dickinson) in New York and it will be released worldwide in October 30th.

This great hard rock project includes the artistic collaboration of well-known international musicians such as:
*Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow/Deep Purple)
*Bruce Kulick (Kiss)
*John Norum (Europe)
*Roland Grapow (Helloween/Masterplan)
*Patrick Rondat (Jean Michelle Jarre)
*Fabio Lione (Rhapsody/Angra)
*Göran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen)
*Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth/Angra)
*Carlos Marin (Mago de Oz)

“Black Moon” Line up:
Paco Ventura (guitar), Javier González (vocals), Tini Fernández (drums), Charly Rivera (bass) and Rafa Peña (keyboards)

Follow the project on:

* exclusive video message from Megadeth’s and Angra’s guitar player, Kiko Loureiro. Top guest at Paco Ventura Black Moon, the spanish new hard rock project.

* advanced version of the song “The End”  sung by Joe Lynn Turner.

*  advanced version of the song “Get Over it Forever” sung by Göran Edman
(Yngwie Malmsteen/John Norum)


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ANGRA Members Comment on Guitarist Joining Megadeth

April 3rd, 2015

KIKO LOUREIRO of ANGRA officially joins MEGADETH. Photo courtesy of

Says ANGRA guitarist Rafael Bittencourt: “Oh boy! My spine is still giving me goosebumps!

“Kiko is in MEGADETH! Wow! What a feeling of pride!

“I have known Kiko for many years and he deserves this great opportunity more than anyone else.

“I usually say that we have a brotherhood’s relationship, so we always wish the best for each other.

“Kiko has been tracking a very serious and talented career.

“I take to say this is also an amazing achievement for Brazilian metal.

“The beginning of this new epic stage is something we all should celebrate. It will be great for ANGRA and for all Brazilian bands, since it draws attention and highlights the talent of Brazilian musicians in general.

“Regarding the works with ANGRA, I believe he will comply with all activities that he has already committed to and he will always be part of our family. He will definitively not be able to turn his back for something he helped build with so much effort. I’m sure we will still make a lot together, either in or out of ANGRA.

“Brother, lots of luck and success to you! ”

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April 2nd, 2015

KIKO LOUREIRO of ANGRA officially joins MEGADETH. Photo courtesy of

Dave Mustaine announced the new guitarist for Megadeth today and as suspected, it’s Kiko!!

“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”

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January 3rd, 2014

Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro has been wowing rock fans with his fleet fingered fretwork, and his talents are showcased front and center on the recently-released DVD, ‘The White Balance.’ Featuring special guest performers, including Virgil Donati (Planet X, Allan Holdsworth) on drums, the DVD was filmed on June 14, 2013 at the Auditorio Ibirapuera, in São Paulo, Brazil, and
incorporates all three phases of Kiko’s preferred styles – metal, progressive and Brazilian fusion music.

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May 6th, 2013

South America has provided quite a few important historical moments in rock n’ roll over the years. Case in point, Kiss performing their final concert in make-up before unmasking in 1983, Queen headlining the first-ever Rock in Rio Festival in 1985, the continent spawning one of the world’s most renowned metal bands, Sepultura, etc. And South America is also home to prog metal vets Angra, who have steadily issued challenging yet heavy albums on a regular basis since 1993.

And now comes an expanded edition of the fourth solo album overall from the band’s leader, guitarist Kiko Loureiro – ‘Sounds of Innocence’ – which drops Tuesday, June 18th. iTunes will release a special package, containing  the full album and track by track instructional videos – the first time this feature has ever been included on an iTunes album release. Additionally, a Kiko Spotify app “Soundrop” will be issued on the same release date. “‘Sounds of Innocence’ brings a balanced mix of Latin grooves with traditional shredding,” explains Kiko. “It comes at a more mature point of my career but still has first time excitement to it.”

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Interview with Kiko Loureiro

April 3rd, 2013


An interview with Kiko Loureiro

Conducted by Robert Williams

Kiko Loureiro has just finished playing some dates in his home country of Brazil in support of last year’s “Sounds Of Innocence” his fourth solo effort to date. Besides all of the current activity surrounding his current solo work,  Kiko is also excited to make another record with Brazilian power metal legends Angra. Following the departure of vocalist Edu Falaschi after the “Aqua” album released in 2010, the band has struggled to find a legitimate replacement for their longtime singer. Kiko recalls performing with Rhapsody Of Fire vocalist Fabio Leone aboard the recent 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise and what the future may hold in terms of the next singer for Angra. The gifted metal guitarist also shared his early musical influences and his advice to aspiring players… Read the rest of this entry »

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KIKO LOUREIRO (ANGRA) Releases 4th Solo Album; Video Available

July 7th, 2012
KIKO LOUREIRO - Sounds Of Innocence

KIKO LOUREIRO – Sounds Of Innocence

ANGRA guitarist Kiko Loureiro has just released his fourth solo album entitled Sounds Of Innocence featuring the drummer Virgil Donati (PLANET X, DEREK SHERINIAN BAND) and the bassist Felipe Andreoli (Angra). The record was produced by Kiko Loureiro, mixed by Dennis Ward (UNISONIC, PINK CREAM 69) and mastered by Jürgen Lusky.

Kiko Loureiro, Felipe Andreoli and Marcelo Moreira (drummer invited for the concerts) will be in Japan next week (July 12 and 14) to perform the songs from the new album and then will leave to Latin America for more gigs.
KIKO LOUREIRO – Sounds Of Innocence tracklist:
‘Awakening Prelude’
‘Gray Stone Gateway’
‘El Guajiro’
‘Ray Of Life’
‘The Hymn’
‘Mãe D’Água’
‘Twisted Horizon’
‘A Perfect Rhyme’
‘Conflicted’ (Bonus track – back base)

For more on Kiko Loureiro visit

Check out the video for ‘Conflicted’ below:

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