The answer to the question of who would replace recently departed Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick turned out to be an unexpected one: Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who, while a somewhat under-the-radar pick, possesses a blazing, technically dazzling style that would seem to be a perfect fit for the band. But as far as Mustaine is concerned, Loureiro’s attributes extend well beyond his six-string abilities.
Three decades after introducing black metal to the world, Venom are as dangerous as ever. Guitar World catches up with Cronos and company to discuss the band’s lethal new album, From the Very Depths, and to reflect on their tumultuous past.
Who said only guitar players can strut around and upstage all of his/her bandmates with their chops? Whoever it was, they must have said it to this flashy bass player, who takes on Creedence Clearwater Revival's classic "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" with aplomb, showing off his chops—and virtually every guitar-playing trick in the book.