Megadeth just recently wrapped up a tour with Five Finger Death (with the former taking on the role of a supporting act); now, via a new interview with Audio Ink Radio’s Anne Erickson, Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro speaks to what it is like to support FFDP.
At one point during this interview, Kiko is asked if he think the metal genre is in a good place today; to this, he provides the following answer (all quotes transcribed by Ultimate Guitar):
“I don’t know; I think it is. I feel great about – Megadeth, with this album, being number one, and having good numbers. It’s showing that… there’s a lot of fans. New bands are coming, old bands, legendary bands are still touring as well. So, it shows, there’s a lot of fans, a lot of passionate people, fans of metal in general.”
Among the various topics discussed when speaking to the current state of metal, Loureiro brings up the musical diversity that exists today. In specifically talking about this, the Megadeth guitarist reflects on the band’s recent tour with Five Finger Death Punch. Here is what Kiko said about that experience:
“I think it’s a chance to play for a completely different audience. They do play heavy music – heavy guitars, and all that. But it’s interesting to see that the audience they have – they’re different. Just a different style, a different age group, I would say. So, it’s kind of cool…
“It is fun to win them over… There were a lot of metal Megadeth fans, of course, but you can see [the] other ones too; they’re not familiar with the songs, and so it’s good to play for them and see that they are enjoying the music.”
You can check out the full interview with the Megadeth guitarist via the video below.