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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Megadeth Discography Tracks

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
Megadeth - Wake Up Dead album art Megadeth Wake Up Dead (Single) Capitol Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Anarchy In The U.K. album art Megadeth Anarchy In The U.K. (Single, Maxi, EP) Capitol Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Mary Jane album art Megadeth Mary Jane (Single) Capitol Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
4XPRO-79256 Megadeth - Liar album art Megadeth Liar(Cass, Single, Promo) Capitol Records 4XPRO-79256 US 1988 Sell This Version
SPRO-79251 Megadeth - Hook In Mouth album art Megadeth Hook In Mouth(12", Promo) Capitol Records SPRO-79251 US 1988 Sell This Version
SPRO-79336 Megadeth - In My Darkest Hour album art Megadeth In My Darkest Hour(12", Promo) Capitol Records SPRO-79336 US 1988 Sell This Version
Megadeth - No More Mr. Nice Guy album art Megadeth No More Mr. Nice Guy (Maxi, Single) SBK Records, EMI Electrola UK 1989 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punishment Due album art Megadeth Holy Wars... The Punishment Due (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Hangar 18 album art Megadeth Hangar 18 (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Skin O' My Teeth album art Megadeth Skin O' My Teeth (Single) Capitol Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Symphony Of Destruction album art Megadeth Symphony Of Destruction (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Foreclosure Of A Dream album art Megadeth Foreclosure Of A Dream (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Sweating Bullets album art Megadeth Sweating Bullets (Maxi, Single) Capitol Records Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4580 Megadeth - 99 Ways To Die album art Megadeth 99 Ways To Die(CD, Single, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-CD-4580 US 1993 Sell This Version
CSK 5234 Megadeth - Angry Again album art Megadeth Angry Again(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia CSK 5234 US 1993 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Train Of Consequences album art Megadeth Train Of Consequences (Single, EP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1994 Sell This Version
DPRO-79448 Megadeth - Crown Of Worms album art Megadeth Crown Of Worms(CD, Single, Promo) Capitol Records DPRO-79448 US 1994 Sell This Version
Megadeth - A Tout Le Monde album art Megadeth A Tout Le Monde (Single, Maxi) Capitol Records France 1994 Sell This Version
DPRO-79632 Megadeth - Reckoning Day album art Megadeth Reckoning Day(CD, Single, Promo) Capitol Records DPRO-79632 US 1995 Sell This Version
none Megadeth - CyberArmy Exclusive Tracks album art Megadeth CyberArmy Exclusive Tracks(CD, EP, Promo) Not On Label (Megadeth Self-released) none US 1995 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Trust album art Megadeth Trust (Single) Capitol Records Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Live Trax album art Megadeth Live Trax (EP) Capitol Records Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Megadeth - A Secret Place album art Megadeth A Secret Place (Single) Capitol Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Megadeth - Almost Honest album art Megadeth Almost Honest (Single) Capitol Records US 1997 Sell This Version

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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 7 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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