Kiko Loureiro


1991-2001 Angra - guitars  
2001- Angra - guitars, keyboards  
2004- Kiko Loureiro - guitars, bass, keyboards, percussions, piano  
2015- Megadeth - guitars  

Studio musician

2004-2005 Tribuzy - lead guitar  

Live musician

2008 Tarja - guitars  
2009 Tarja - guitars  

Guest musician

2007 Tarja - guitars  
2012 Liv Moon - guitars  
2020 Derek Sherinian - guitars  


22.12.2004 Angra

Personal information

Born on: 16.06.1972
Official website

Kiko Loureiro (born on June 16, 1972 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian guitarist who has worked with such bands as Angra, Silent Moon, and Blezqi Zatzas.

Loureiro began studying music and playing acoustic guitar at age 11. Inspired by artists like Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, and Randy Rhoads, he moved to the electric guitar at 13 and by 16 had already joined two bands, Legalize and A Chave, and was playing in nightclubs in São Paulo. At 19, he helped found Brazilian power metal band Angra, with whom he still plays. [2]

Due to the increase in popularity of power metal, Loureiro has become quite successful, both playing in Angra and as a solo artist. He is known for his skill on the guitar, having written columns for and appeared on the cover of the magazines Cover Guitarra, Guitar & Bass, and Young Guitar.

He speaks Japanese and English in addition to his native Portuguese.

-No Gravity (Replica Records, 2005)
-Universo Inverso (Victor / Seoul Records, 2006)

-Reaching Horizons (originally released in 1992, reissued in 1996)
-Angels Cry (JVC Japan, 1993)
-Evil Warning EP (1994)
-Holy Land (Gravadora Eldorado, 1996)
-Make Believe Part 1 single (1996)
-Make Believe Part 2 single (1997)
-Make Believe Part 3 single (1997)
-Make Believe Part 4 single (1997)
-Freedom Call EP (1996)
-Holy Live live EP (1997)
-Fireworks (SPV GmbH/Century Media Records, 1998)
-Lisbon single (1998)
-Rainy Nights single (1998)
-Rebirth (SPV GmbH/Steamhammer, 2001)
-Acid Rain single (2001)
-Hunters and Prey EP (SPV GmbH/Steamhammer, 2002)
-Rebirth World Tour: Live in São Paulo live album and video (BMG/Victor Entertainment, recorded in 2001 and released in 2003)
-Temple of Shadows (SPV GmbH/Steamhammer, 2004)
-Wishing Well single (2004)
-Aurora Consurgens (SPV GmbH/Steamhammer, 2006)
-The Course of the Nature single (2006)