On June 27, Metal Assault's Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal conducted an interview with Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA) at Andaz hotel in West Hollywood, California. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
Kiko's June 14 concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was professionally filmed and recorded for DVD release in the next few months. The event featured three different musical styles and chapters in his solo career — metal, progressive and Brazilian fusion music. The shows also featured special guest performers, including Virgil Donati (PLANET X, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH) on drums.
Kiko's latest solo album, "Sounds Of Innocence", was released in Japan at the end of June 2012 and was made available in the rest of the world in July 2012. The CD features guest appearances by Virgil Donati on drums and Felipe Andreoli (ANGRA, ALMAH) on bass. One track also features LIVING COLOUR bassist Doug Wimbish. The effort was produced by Kiko Loureiro, mixed by Dennis Ward and mastered by Jürgen Lusky.
"Sounds Of Innocence" track listing:
01. Awakening Prelude
02. Gray Stone Gateway
05. El Guajiro
06. Ray Of Life
07. The Hymn
08. Mãe D'Água
09. Twisted Horizon
10. A Perfect Rhyme
11. Conflicted (back base) (bonus track)
Kiko's third solo album, "Fullblast", came out in 2009.
Singer Eduardo "Edu" Falaschi last year left ANGRA. A replacement vocalist has not yet been announced.