Brazilian guitar-hero KIKO SHRED has been announced as the new guitarist of the Spanish DEATH KEEPERS, which now has members from three different countries.
The band was formed at the end of 2011, by the fusion of experience and talent of musicians who met in Barcelona, and strived to bring together the best of Heavy Metal in their style.
The band has three studio records:
- On the sacred way 2014
- Rock this world (EP)
- Rock This World (Full-Lenght) 2018
In 2018 American vocalist Michael Vescera (ex Malmsteen, ex Loudness, ex Dr.Sin) joined the band.
After some member changes, the band Death Keepers announced the entry of Brazilian guitarist Kiko Shred, who had already played with Mike Vescera on two tours, in Brazil in 2016 and Mexico in 2018.
With a worldwide recognition that increases every year, Kiko now has one more opportunity to show his talent, experience and technique, and he will certainly add a lot to the very strong line-up of Death Keepers.
About Kiko Shred’s entry, the band spoke as follows:
“It’s an honor to announce that Brazilian virtuoso Kiko Shred is the new guitarist for Death Keepers. Kiko is one of the best Heavy Metal guitarists in the world and has played with legends such as UDO (ex-ACCEPT) Tim Ripper Owens (ex-Judas Priest ), Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), Doogie White (ex-Rainbow, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, Alcatrazz Official), Michael Vescera (Death Keepers, ex-Loudness, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen), Andre Matos (Angra , Avantasia … ) and Leather Leone among others.
In addition to being a talented stage musician, Kiko also has extensive studio experience, having released 4 albums. The most recent ‘Kiko Shred’s Rebellion’ was released worldwide by the German label ‘Pure Steel Records’ and in Brazil by ‘Heavy Metal Rock Records’.
Kiko Shred joins forces again alongside Mike Vescera. The band is very happy to be able to work with one of the best. Welcome aboard Death Keepers Kiko!”
Michael Vescera’s words: “Kiko is a great guy and a great guitarist, it will be amazing to have him as part of this.”
Kiko on joining the band: “The invitation came from guitarist Eddy, who contacted me and asked if I would like to join the band, he told me that Michael Vescera had recommended me, spoke highly of me. There are plans for a tour. Europe in 2022 and shortly thereafter we will record a new album.”
The current line up of Death Keepers is:
🇺🇸 Mike Vescera – vocals
🇧🇷 Kiko Shred – guitar
🇪🇸 Eddy Gary – guitar
🇮🇹 Ivory Gentilini – Bass
🇪🇸 Abel Sequera – Battery
Keepers follow the Heavy Metal style, but with modern weight and sound, that sound and energy par excellence that so many fans fell in love with in the 80’s, find the technological developments of our era, thus bringing to life a sound, a show, an experience of epic proportions.
With this new line-up, expectations about Keepers grow, which has great potential to be shown to the world.
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