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Los Angeles, United States (1983 – 2002, 2004 – present)

Megadeth is an American 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 fourteen studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, two extended plays, thirty-four singles, eight video albums, and thirty-two music videos.

As a pioneer of the American 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. After finding sobriety and securing a stable line-up, Megadeth went on to release a string of platinum and gold albums, including the platinum-selling landmark Rust in Peace in 1990 and the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum Countdown to Extinction in 1992. Megadeth disbanded in 2002 after Mustaine suffered a severe nerve injury to his left arm, but following extensive physical therapy, Mustaine reformed the band in 2004 and released The System Has Failed, followed by United Abominations in 2007; the albums deputed on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #18 and #8, respectively.

Megadeth is known for a distinctive guitar style, often involving complex, intricate musical passages, and trade off guitar solos. Mustaine is also known for his original “snarling” vocal style, as well as his recurring lyrical themes, often involving politics, war, addiction, and personal relationships.

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  • flaviovigatto

    Megadeth >> all

    6 hours ago Reply
  • VasTell

    Peace sell was their last good album.[2]

    Yesterday 9:12am Reply
  • hamitic

    "Everyone who says racists things on last fm, is going to need to delete them." no.

    23 Jul 4:02pm Reply
  • foundnonsense

    @flaviovigatto. you're not the last poster, nigger.

    23 Jul 1:48pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Good albuns for me: Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!, Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?, So Far, So Good... So What!, Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, Cryptic Writings, The System Has Failed, Endgame and TH1RT3EN.

    23 Jul 1:22pm Reply
  • foundnonsense

    what the nigger fuck

    23 Jul 12:58pm Reply
  • HaohmaruOfWind

    Their last good Cd was Icon.

    21 Jul 10:02pm Reply
  • dcascato

    Peace sell was their last good album.

    20 Jul 9:05pm Reply
  • HaohmaruOfWind

    By the way, Swedish Cds sung in Mexican Spanish, Brazilian Spanish or Inca are cool, Aulbath from Vampire ( Darkstalkers ) is cool and from Brazil.

    20 Jul 2:42am Reply
  • HaohmaruOfWind

    Everyone who says racists things on last fm, is going to need to delete them.

    20 Jul 2:40am Reply
  • HaohmaruOfWind

    Megadeth Rules ( 2 )

    18 Jul 8:52pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Megadeth rules.

    16 Jul 4:53pm Reply
  • HaohmaruOfWind

    Nope. We actually love Hanneman.

    15 Jul 6:56pm Reply
  • Blue_Fatty

    Megadeth = Westboro Baptist Church

    15 Jul 12:53pm Reply
  • HaohmaruOfWind

    Megadeth is speed and tehnique. Metallica is more of a brawler type of fighter. I like both.

    14 Jul 12:05am Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    why can't you just accept that both megadeth and metallica suck equally [2] I actually listen to both bands occasionally, but let's face it: both bands are quite similar and share many common aspects so if you believe one of them sucks then the other sucks as well.

    13 Jul 11:02pm Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    High speed church

    13 Jul 10:51pm Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    "Dave is the man who axes the table" in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    13 Jul 10:50pm Reply
  • HaohmaruOfWind

    Alelexis from Transformers is Ms. Starscream 2014. alexis from yu gi oh isn't.

    13 Jul 2:21pm Reply
  • HaohmaruOfWind

    Nickel Back sucks.

    13 Jul 7:11am Reply
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