Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. Formed in 1983 Los Angeles, California with bass player Dave Ellefson following Mustaine`s departure from Metallica, the band has since released twelve studio albums, six live albums, two EPs, thirty singles, thirty-two music videos, and three compilations. As a pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980s, but experienced numerous line-up changes, due partly to the band`s notorious substance abuse problems.

Vintage Magazines with Megadeth

Screamer Magazine January 1988

Screamer Magazine January 1988
Issue: January 1988. Featuring: Leatherwolf. Also includes Def Leppard, Megadeth, TSOL, Jetboy, Reinkus Tide and Much More.

Articles with Megadeth

Megadeth Unleash New Studio Album ‘DYSTOPIA’ On January 22, 2016!

Thrash metal genre pioneers MEGADETH will kick off the new year with the release of their 15th studio album Dystopia on Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records on January 22, 2016. With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of… Read more »


Finnish Metal heroes CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their ninth studio album, I Worship Chaos, worldwide on October 2nd, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.  Today the band has released the second trailer from the album.  In this trailer, the band explains the concept behind the lyrics for I Worship Chaos.  View the trailer HERE. For the… Read more »

Joe Satriani & Steve Vai to Host Benefit Concert – Special Guests

(Los Angeles, CA – March 24, 2015) Legendary guitarists JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI announce plans for a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and good friend, Cliff Cultreri. “A Benefit for Cliff III” will take place on Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.  This event will… Read more »

Spinefarm Signs At the Hollow

Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce the signing of At the Hollow to the label’s already formidable roster of bands. The Finnish trio has spent recent months working on its label debut, which was recorded at Sound Supreme Studio in its native Finland with producer Janne Saksa (Mokoma, Turisas, Stamina and Rotten Sound). The debut… Read more »

SISTER SIN Unleash Black Lotus and music video for “Chaos Royale”

The heavy metal album of the year has arrived! Black Lotus, the highly-anticipated new album from Sweden’s SISTER SIN is in stores today! Accompanying the full length release, the powerful music video for the first single “Chaos Royale” is being shown exclusively on Black Lotus is the follow-up to 2012’s Now & Forever, and… Read more »

John 5 & The Creatures With Host Chris Broderick @ Www.Stageit.Com

FIRST EVER WORLD-WIDE WEBCAST PERFORMANCE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE Get your tickets before they sell out to see John 5 and the Creatures LIVE online world wide across 3 time zones! CLICK HERE to buy NOW: This once in a life-time LIVE online video concert is hosted by metal-shredder, Chris… Read more »

Motorhead’s Motorboat: Megadeth Withdraws Due To Medical Issue, Metal Allegiance All-Star Band Added

Motörhead’s Motörboat regrets to announce that thrash metal trailblazers Megadeth have been forced to withdraw from the September 22-26 cruise due to medical reasons. Heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance – including Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Chris Broderick – has been added to the Motörhead’s Motörboat music lineup. Metal Allegiance promises Motörboaters the rare opportunity… Read more »

MARTY FRIEDMAN – Bringing The Fire With Inferno

Marty Friedman. This highly respected guitarist spent the 1980’s playing alongside fellow guitarist Jason Becker in Cacophony and also releasing the first of his many solo albums before becoming a member of Megadeth. Friedman was with the multi-platinum selling thrash icons during perhaps their most successful period, releasing Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia,… Read more »

Motorhead’s Motorboat Featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde & More

Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax -three of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world – will perform at the first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko… Read more »

First Song About Mustaine/Metallica Story, “Dave’s Lament,” To Be Released By Robert Rolfe Feddersen

Unless you’ve been in a rock n’ roll coma for the past 20 years, you’ve heard the story of Dave Mustaine being fired from superstar band Metallica. ROBERT ROLFE FEDDERSEN, formerly the frontman of well-known mid-‘90s band Loudmouth, has written a song all about this subject, appropriately titled “Dave’s Lament.” The song, which is a… Read more »

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