KIKO SHRED Drop “Alchemy’s Fire” Lyric Video; Announce Release Date For Royal Art

July 10, 2019, 3 months ago

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KIKO SHRED Drop “Alchemy’s Fire” Lyric Video; Announce Release Date For Royal Art

South America’s guitar virtuoso, Kiko Shred, has released the new lyric video for “Alchemy’s Fire” in support of the band’s brand new album Royal Art, which will be hitting the streets on September 20th via RFL Records.

Shred adds: “‘Alchemy's Fire’ is a very melodic song with a strong riff, one of my favorite tracks of the album. The lyrics are also full of meaning and I'm so happy because now the world will have the opportunity to hear it!”

Guitarist and band founder Kiko Shred has made plenty of noise in South America. Since he started playing guitar in 1993, he has studied with several great guitarists and has played in a multitude of high impact acts and continues to set the bar higher. With the release of two albums; 2016’s Riding The Storm and The Stride in 2017, he now looks to take the next step with the launch of Royal Art in 2019. Kiko is no stranger to the big stage having officially joined the Latin American band of former Judas Priest vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens in 2015 and played with Owen’s this past April on the South American leg of the Tour. With the release of his second album, “The Stride” in 2017, International praise intensified and Kiko launched his first solo tour in Mexico, a country that he had previously visited while in Owen’s band. In 2018 he returned to Mexico to accompany the legendary vocalist Michael Vescera (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Loudness / Dr. Sin) for several shows and after performing the shows with Vescera, was asked to remain for a series of guitar clinics. During the trip, he received an invite from the cabinet of the presidency of Mexico where he received a medal thanking him for his presentations to the country; some amazing accolades indeed. In 2018 Kiko started the production of his third album titled Royal Art, under the production of Andria Busic. To stabilize the band for this latest project, he called upon veteran vocalist Mario Pastore to join Will Costa, Lucas Tagliari, and himself to cement the high-powered lineup. Costa and Tagliari already having developed a strong rapport with Kiko, playing shows with Ripper Owens, Vescera, UDO, André Matos, Doogie White, Blaze Bayley, make this lineup one to keep your eyes on in the coming years.

2019 marks the release of the album Royal Art and the band’s first show abroad, held at the Metal Oasis festival in Chile. From here on out there is nothing, but big things on the horizon for this Six String master. The world will soon see the talent that is Kiko Shred.

Kiko Shred Band is:
Kiko Shred - Primary Songwriter, Guitars
Mario Pastore - Lead Vocals
Lucas Tagliari Miranda - Drums, Vocals
Will Costa - Bass, Vocals



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