Teemu Mantisari, who joined as Megadeth’s successor, will remain as a permanent member.
The 36-year-old band Megadeth is founded by Palken guitarist Teemu Mantisaari.
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The band announced the matter on their social media channels on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Mantisari originally joined the band in early September as a touring guitarist. He replaced the band’s guitarist Kiko Lueiro, who left the band for a break due to family reasons.
Now, Brazilian-born Luiro, who has played guitar in Megadeth since 2015, has decided to leave the band completely, again for family reasons.
He announced this yesterday on Monday. Among other things, the website Guitar World immediately began speculating whether the band would permanently add Finnish reinforcements to their ranks.
So did happen.
– Kiko is a top class professional and master. He didn’t want to disappoint us, and so he introduced Teemu Mantisari to us. Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine wrote in the band’s announcement that they were only supposed to be with us until the beginning of October, but things rarely go according to plan.
Luero himself has this to say about his work’s successors:
– I am sure you will be satisfied. He is an absolutely amazing player.
Dave Mustaine, 62, is the only original member of Megadeth. Photo: Seijuhametso
Teemu Mntisaari is best known as the guitarist of the bands Wintersun and Smackbound. He also previously played in the band Imperanon, which has since ceased operations.
This year Megadeth’s songs have been played. Next time, the band will go on tour next spring. It is not yet known when the band will bring their newcomer to Finland.
Formed in California in 1983, Megadeth is one of the most famous metal bands in the world. It has sold over 50 million records worldwide. In 2017, the band’s song Dystopia won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.