Megadeth

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Thrash Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Los Angeles, California (USA).

The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bass guitarist David Ellefson in the year 1983.. Despite countless line-up changes, Megadeth is partly responsible for the popularization of Thrash Metal in the late 1980s. The band was also notorious for its substance abuse, a contributing factor to their continuous revolving door of band members. The group nonetheless found sobriety and a stable line up with 1990's Rust In Peace, a trend which continued until 1998 with the departure of drummer Nick Menza.

Dave Mustaine disbanded Megadeth in 2002 due to a nerve injury he had suffered on his left arm. Following a year of physical therapy Mustaine began work on what was to be his first solo album, however contractual obligations forced The System Has Failed to be released under the Megadeth name, following which, Mustaine decided to reform the band.

The band reformed in 2004. By the time the band released Megadeth - The System Has Failed.
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Albums

MFN 46 Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! album art Megadeth Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (Album) Combat MFN 46 UK 1985 Sell This Version
4XT-512526, 4XT-12526 Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? album art Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (Album) Capitol Records 4XT-512526, 4XT-12526 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7 48148-2 Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What! album art Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What! (Album) Capitol Records, Combat CDP 7 48148-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
58550 Megadeth - Rust In Peace album art Megadeth Rust In Peace (Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Combat 58550 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
798 5311, ESTU 2175 Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction album art Megadeth Countdown To Extinction (Album) Capitol Records, Combat 798 5311, ESTU 2175 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
DPRO-79396 Megadeth - Interview album art Megadeth Interview(CD, Promo) Capitol Records DPRO-79396 US 1992 Sell This Version
C4 7243 8 29004 4 3 Megadeth - Youthanasia album art Megadeth Youthanasia (Album, Comp) Capitol Records C4 7243 8 29004 4 3 US 1994 Sell This Version
CDIN100 Megadeth - Interview CD album art Megadeth Interview CD(CD, Promo) Capitol Records CDIN100 UK 1994 Sell This Version
TCEST2297 Megadeth - Cryptic Writings album art Megadeth Cryptic Writings (Album) Capitol Records TCEST2297 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Master Megadeth - Risk album art Megadeth Risk (Album) Capitol Records Master US 1999 Sell This Version
00041 Megadeth - Risk - World Premiere Broadcast - For Broadcast August 25-29, 1999 album art Megadeth Hosted By Matt Pinfield Megadeth Hosted By Matt Pinfield - Risk - World Premiere Broadcast - For Broadcast August 25-29, 1999(CD, Promo, Transcription) Capitol Records 00041 US 1999 Sell This Version
2191-2 Megadeth - The World Needs A Hero album art Megadeth The World Needs A Hero (Album) Metal-is Records, Metal-is Records, Sanctuary Records 2191-2 Argentina 2001 Sell This Version
none Megadeth - Rude Awakening album art Megadeth Rude Awakening (Album, Comp) Sanctuary Records none US 2001 Sell This Version
SANCD297 Megadeth - The System Has Failed album art Megadeth The System Has Failed (Album) Sanctuary Records SANCD297 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
AWS002 Megadeth - Unplugged In Boston album art Megadeth Unplugged In Boston(CD) Not On Label (Megadeth Self-released) AWS002 US 2006 Sell This Version
IEJRR-5052 Megadeth - That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires album art Megadeth That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires (Album) Image Entertainment IEJRR-5052 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
1686180292 Megadeth - United Abominations album art Megadeth United Abominations (Album) Roadrunner Records 1686180292 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
none Megadeth - Endgame album art Megadeth Endgame (Album) Roadrunner Records none UK 2009 Sell This Version
2747413 Megadeth - Rust In Peace Live album art Megadeth Rust In Peace Live (Album) Shout! Factory, Shout! Factory, Shout! Factory 2747413 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
1686177002 Megadeth - Th1rt3en album art Megadeth Th1rt3en (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records 1686177002 Brazil 2011 Sell This Version
60253753340 Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction Live album art Megadeth Countdown To Extinction Live (Album) Tradecraft, UMe, Universal Music Group International 60253753340 Brazil 2013 Sell This Version
3727372 Megadeth - Super Collider album art Megadeth Super Collider (Album, Single) Tradecraft, UMe, T-Boy Records 3727372 Argentina 2013 Sell This Version
4760415 Megadeth - Dystopia album art Megadeth Dystopia (Album) Tradecraft, T-Boy Records, UMe 4760415 South East Asia 2016 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 29004 2 9 Megadeth - Youthanasia album art Megadeth Youthanasia(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7243 8 29004 2 9 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SPRO-9927 Megadeth - Peace Sells (Radio Ready Rock Remix) album art Megadeth Peace Sells (Radio Ready Rock Remix)(12", Promo) Capitol Records SPRO-9927 US 1986 Sell This Version

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optimusprimerib

optimusprimerib

April 27, 2019
Where do I list my Rust in Peace RIAA award (presented to Joe Smith)? :)
speed808

speed808

July 3, 2018
Can we please have a "for the first time on vinyl in the USA series"? There's a whole lot we've missed and forgive me if I don't count picture discs.
Del-70

Del-70

March 1, 2017
Why are there no listings for the 1988 pressings of So Far..So Good..So What?
satanselbow

satanselbow

April 14, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
As one of the big 4 in the early/mid 80s thrash scene - the others being Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax. Megadeth set the standard in terms of pure speed and technical ability.

The 1st 3 albums: Killing Is My Business, Peace Sells and So Far, So Good are flawless slices of speed metal perfection - but avoid the 2004 remasters like the plague as they smooth off the edges just a tad too far and distract from the raw energy and aggression of the original releases.

If Mustaine had stayed with Metallica would they have had a highly suspect commercial 90s? I think not ;) In many ways Megadeth are the band Metallica should have been - look no further than Kill 'Em All for all the proof you need.
fabriknos

fabriknos

March 10, 2008
Although nowhere close to the sound they started with, Megadeth will always remain one of the most instrumental bands in the metal genre and enough praise cannot be given to the early 90s lineup of Mustaine, Ellefson, Friedman and Menza. No other ensemble of musicians was able to capture the skill and intensity of these four in terms of "technical metal." While my personal favorite will always be Rust in Peace, one of the crowning achievements in metal, anything up to Youthanasia can be put on a pedestal as an example for others to try to match. My memory of Megadeth will never be tarnished by the commercial stuff after the mid 90s, you can't take away the genius from before!

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