MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has shared extra behind-the-scenes video from the rehearsal periods for the 2022 leg of the band’s “The Metallic Tour Of The 12 months” with LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES. Take a look at the 11-minute clip beneath.

Featured songs:

00:00 – Intro
00:17 – Soundcheck
02:07 – Belief – Cryptic Writings
05:36 – Symphony of Destruction – Countdown To Extinction
07:34 – Sweating Bullets – Countdown To Extinction
11:07 – Ultimate

The 49-year-old Brazilian musician, who lives in Finland together with his spouse and children, and his MEGADETH bandmates kicked off the 2022 leg of “The Metallic Tour Of The 12 months” on April 9 at Michelob ULTRA Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Final month, MEGADETH ba***ist James LoMenzo mentioned the band’s setlist for the 2022 leg of “The Metallic Tour Of The 12 months” throughout a ba***ist roundtable video chat with Knotfest‘s Ryan J. Downey. “It’s important to take into consideration that Dave‘s [Mustaine, MEGADETH frontman] been by way of loads together with his voice, so a number of the songs that we decide are predicated on [the fact] that he’s therapeutic appropriately,” the ba***ist stated on the time, referencing Mustaine‘s latest battle with throat most cancers. “In order that’s a part of it as properly. However it’s an extended highway forward. We’re at all times swapping in songs. We have a complete pile — they’re all sitting, ready to be let free. That is the wonderful thing about being on this band, is that there is simply an inexhaustible catalog.

“I do not know how you can say this delicately, so I am going to simply say it. The reality of the matter is if you go to see a number of your favourite bands — let’s be the fan man; okay, let’s go to see our favourite band… I bear in mind when JUDAS PRIEST was doing all of ‘Nostradamus’,” he continued. “It was a very good doC***ent, nevertheless it wasn’t ‘Hell Bent For Leather-based’. And I’ve gotta say that folks wanna hear the songs that they love. Why would not you play them for ’em?

“In order that’s the issue with a band like MEGADETH,” James added. “And there are bands, as we transfer alongside — all bands, as you progress alongside, you begin simply getting this big catalog. And the way do you get sufficient in there to provide the core followers what they really need versus the esoterics? You attempt to throw a factor right here and there, however you’ve got gotta hold the hits, man.”

LoMenzo joined MEGADETH in 2006 and appeared on two of the group’s studio albums, 2007’s “United Abominations” and 2009’s “Endgame”. He was fired from the band in 2010 and changed with returning authentic MEGADETH ba***ist David Ellefson.

Along with MEGADETH, LoMenzo has performed with Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde and WHITE LION. For the previous 9 years, LoMenzo has been performing with iconic rocker John Fogerty.

LoMenzo performed his first present with MEGADETH in almost 12 years final August in Austin, Texas. The live performance befell three months following Ellefson‘s dismissal from MEGADETH after s**ually tinged messages and express video footage involving him have been posted on Twitter.

Ellefson was in MEGADETH from the group’s inception in 1983 to 2002, and once more from 2010 till his newest exit.

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