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.
- A1 Last Rites / Loved To Deth
- A2 Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!
- A3 The Skull Beneath The Skin
- A4 Rattlehead
- B1 Chosen Ones
- B2 Looking Down The Cross
- B3 Mechanix
- B4 These Boots
- C1 Last Rites / Loved To Deth (Live) (1987 London, UK)
- C2 Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (Live) (1986 Denver, CO)
- C3 The Skull Beneath The Skin (Live) (1990 London, UK)
- C4 Rattlehead (Live) (1987 Bochum, Germany)
- C5 Chosen Ones (Live) (1986 Denver, CO)
- D1 Looking Down The Cross (Live) (1986 Denver, CO)
- D2 Mechanix (Live) (1986 Denver, CO)
- D3 Last Rites / Love To Deth (Demo)
- D4 The Skull Beneath The Skin (Demo)
- D5 Mechanix (Demo)