megMegadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. The band has since released 14 studio albums and is ranked as one of the „Big Four of Thrash“ along with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, who were responsible for creating, developing and popularizing the thrash metal genre.

The band has went through a various line-up changes with Mustaine being the only constant member of the band. This year saw the release of „Super Collider“, the band’s 14th full-length album through band’s own label TradeCraft.


>> Genre: Thrash Metal, Metal

>> Country: USA

>> Active: 1983-present



Dave Mustaine was originally the lead guitarist for Metallica a year after they formed in 1981. He stayed a part of the band until 1983 where he was fired from the group due to his drinking, drug use, violent behavior and personality conflicts with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Two months after being fired, Mustaine and bassist Dave Ellefson formed Megadeth in Los Angeles. Dave Mustaine and Megadeth make their intentions clear: to deliver nothing less than a jarring, shocking and absolutely awe-inspiring rude awakening to the heavy metal community. So far the band has released fourteen studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, two extended plays, thirty-five singles, eight video albums, and thirty-three music videos.


Band members 

Dave Mustaine – lead vocals, guitar (1983–2002, 2004–present)

Dave Ellefson – bass, backing vocals (1983–2002, 2010–present)

Shawn Drover – drums, percussion (2004–present)

Chris Broderick – guitar, backing vocals (2008–present)



  • „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“ (1994)
  • „Risk“ (1999)
  • „The World Needs a Hero“ (2001)
  • „The System Has Failed“ (2004)
  • „United Abominations“ (2007)
  • „Endgame“ (2009)
  • „Thirteen“ (2011)
  • „Super Collider“ (2014)

Famous for:  Symphony of Destruction, Hangar 18, Peace Sells, A Tout le Monde, Trust


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