Megadeth

Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. Founded by Dave Mustaine following his departure from Metallica. As a pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, they rose to international fame in the 1980s and became one of the “Big Four of Thrash,” along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, who were responsible for creating, developing and popularizing the thrash metal sub-genre. The group disbanded in 2002 but reformed in 2004 and released “The System Has Failed”, followed by “United Abominations” in 2007 and their 12th studio album titled “Endgame” in 2009.

With over 25 million albums sold worldwide, 10 top 40 albums (including 5 top 10 albums), 18 top 40 Mainstream Rock singles, and eight Grammy nominations, they remains one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time. The band is known for its thrashing, distinctive guitar style, often involving complex, intricate musical passages, and trade off guitar solos. Mustaine is also known for his “snarling” vocal style, as well as his recurring lyrical themes, often involving politics, war, addiction, personal relationships and later on religious themes.

Other Information

  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Genres: Heavy metal, Thrash metal, Speed metal
  • Years active: 1983–present
  • Labels: Roadrunner Records, Combat Records, Capitol Records, Sanctuary Records
  • Associated acts: Metallica, F5, Panic, MD.45
  • Website: http://www.megadeth.com
  • Members:
  1. Dave Mustaine – vocals, guitars
  2. Chris Broderick – guitars
  3. James Lomenzo – bass
  4. Shawn Drover – drums

Videos

Releases

  • Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! (1985)
  • Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying? (1986)
  • So Far, So Good… So What! (1988)
  • Rust in Peace (1990)
  • Countdown to Extinction (1992)
  • Youthanasia (1994)
  • Cryptic Writings (1997)
  • Risk (1999)
  • The World Needs a Hero (2001)
  • The System Has Failed (2004)
  • United Abominations (2007)
  • Endgame (2009)

Demos, Splits, EPs, Lives, DVD, VHS, Boxed sets and Compilations

  • Last Rites (1984) – Demo
  • Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? (1986) – Demo
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy (1989) – Split
  • Rust in Peace promo sampler (1990) – Demo
  • Rusted Pieces (1991) -VHS
  • Maximum Megadeth (1991) – EP
  • Exposure of a Dream (1992) – VHS
  • Megadeth Live (1993) – EP
  • 99 Ways To Die (1993) – EP
  • Youthanasia (1994) – EP
  • Reckoning Day (1994) -VHS
  • Evolver (1995) -VHS
  • Hidden Treasures (1995) – Compilation
  • Megabox (1995) – Boxed set
  • Cyberarmy Exclusive Tracks (1996) – EP
  • The Originals (1997) – Boxed set
  • Cryptic Writings (1997) – EP
  • Old Testaments (1997) – Compilation
  • Live Trax II (1998) – EP
  • Cryptic Sounds (No Voices In Your Head) (1998) – EP
  • Less Than Jake/Megadeth (1999) – Split
  • Megadeth (1999) – Compilation
  • Risk (1999) – EP
  • Risk (Sampler) (1999) – EP
  • Breadline (2000) – EP
  • Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years (2000) – Compilation
  • Return to Hangar (2001) – EP
  • Behind the Music (Extended Version) (2001) – DVD
  • Sanctuary Records 2002 sampler (2002) – Split
  • Rude Awakening (2002) – Live
  • Rude Awakening (2002) – DVD
  • Best of Live (2002) – Boxed set
  • Still, Alive… And Well? (2002) – Compilation
  • Hell Wasn’t Built in a Day (The Complete Reissues) Sampler (2004) – Compilation
  • The System Has Failed (2004) – EP
  • Hell Wasn’t Built in a Day (2004) – Boxed set
  • Video Hits (2005) – DVD
  • Greatest Hits: Back to the Start (2005) – Compilation
  • Unplugged in Boston (2006) – Compilation
  • Arsenal of Megadeth (2006) – DVD
  • That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires (2007) – Live
  • Warchest Sampler (2007) – Compilation
  • Warchest (2007) – Boxed set
  • Anthology: Set the World Afire (2008) – Compilation
  • Deep Cuts (2009) – EP

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~ by molco on December 11, 2009.

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