Former Megadeth Guitarist Kiko Loureiro Confirms His Exit From The Band “For Now” – Citing Family and Freedom



According to a published report by, former Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro has given a new interview on the “Amplifica” podcast, hosted by his former Angra bandmate Rafael Bittencourt. Kiko confirmed he is out of the band citing family and “personal freedom” he needs right now. This comes just a week after Kiko shared he was extending his absence into 24, and Dave Mustaine followed up by sharing that while he respects Kiko’s decision, Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun, Smackbound) would remain with the band for the foreseeable future.