After the unceremonious exit from Metallica, Dave Mustaine went on to form the heaviest and meatiest thrash metal band ever! His growling thick voice, doomsday lyrics featuring military industrial building and war, aggressive sound and uncompromising studio albums have arguably left one of Metal’s most successful legacies.
|Addicted To Chaos||Youthanasia||2004|
|Blackmail The Universe||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Tornado Of Souls||Rust In Peace||1990|
|Truth Be Told||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Rattlehead||Anthology: Set The World Afire||2008|
|Anarchy In The U.K.||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|Symphony Of Destruction||Greatest Hits: Back To The Start||2005|
|The Scorpion||The System Has Failed||2004|
|The Disintegrators||Cryptic Writings||2004|
|Liar||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|Of Mice And Men||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Dawn Patrol||Rust In Peace||1990|
|Into The Lungs Of Hell||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|Kill The King||Greatest Hits: Back To The Start||2005|
|Mary Jane||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|Kick The Chair||The System Has Failed||2004|
|1000 Times Goodbye||The World Needs A Hero||2008|
|Blood Of Heroes||Youthanasia||2004|
|Coming Home To Argentina||That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires||2007|
|Peace Sells But Who's Buying||That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires||2007|
|The Killing Road||Youthanasia||2004|
|The Conjuring (Live)||Warchest||2007|
|Tears In A Vial||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Almost Honest||Cryptic Writings||2004|
|Use The Man||Cryptic Writings||2004|
|Rust In Peace...Polaris||Rust In Peace||1990|
|Lucretia||Rust In Peace||1990|
|Something I'm Not||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Back In The Day||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Die Dead Enough||The System Has Failed||2004|
|I Thought I Knew It All||Youthanasia||2004|
|Something That I'm Not||That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires||2007|
|Take No Prisoners||Rust In Peace||1990|
|Hook In Mouth||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|Set The World Afire||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|Poison Was The Cure||Rust In Peace||1990|
|I'll Get Even||Cryptic Writings||2004|
|My Creation||Rust In Peace||2004|
|Burning Bridges||The World Needs A Hero||2008|
|Never Walk Alone||United Abominations||2007|
Megadeth – The Blood, Sweat And Tears Of Dave Mustaine
“The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter” - Dave Mustaine
After the unceremonious exit from Metallica, Dave Mustaine went on to form the heaviest and meatiest thrash metal band ever! His growling thick voice, doomsday lyrics featuring military industrial building and war, aggressive sound and uncompromising studio albums have arguably left one of Metal’s most successful legacies. Notwithstanding his strange personal hurt for Lars Ulrich and Metallica bordering on jealous lover press statements; Megadeth has achieved global commercial appeal with the hardcore and mainstream fans selling 40 million albums.
After Dave Mustaine was fired from Metallica due to his uncontrollable behavior due to alcohol and drugs; Mustaine instantly saw retribution and an outlet for his anger and frustration. Mustaine roped in comrade and co-founder David Ellefson on bass. And stared recording his first album with a band he named Megadeth. The band would see line-up changes throughout its three decade career.
The Platinum Trilogy
The first album “Killing is my Business… business is Good” in 1985 was released to a lot of recognition from the underground metal scene. In 1986, he signed with Capitol records and released what is considered a masterpiece of metal titled “Peace Sells but Who is Buying”. The album was the critical and commercial breakthrough selling a million copies and peaking at No. 76 on the US charts. The third album “So Far So Good… So What” peaked at No.28 and sold another million copies. Megadeth opened for Iron Maiden and Dio in the summer tours in 1988. “Rust in Piece” released in 1990 peaked at No.23 and was their third million seller. The album featured the one Megadeth’s signature songs “Hangar 18”
Countdown to Extinction
The next album would be a global blockbuster; “Countdown to Extinction” sold 2 million copies in the US and it debut at No.2 on the US album charts. A world tour followed which was sold-out. In 1994 they released “Youthanasia” which debut at No.4 on the US charts and was their fastest album to go platinum. Another lengthy tour followed which was a commercial success.
The next few albums were not well received and “Risk” in 1999 received scathing reviews for being pop/dance album. A two year hiatus due to Mustaine’s injury which threatened his guitar playing. But they regrouped and Megadeth has continued to tour and release acclaimed albums. Their last two albums “United Abominations” and “Endgame” in 2007 and 2009 respectively have resorted the commercial success of the band.
The Big 4
In an unprecedented move, Metallica, Slayer Megadeth and Anthrax, considered the Big 4 of Metal will tour together beginning in 2010.
Did You Know: Megadeth along with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax which are called as the Big 4 of Thrash Metal will be touring for the first time
Did You Know: Dave Ellefson who was the founding member of Megadeth along with Dave Mustaine left the band in 2002 but would sue Mustaine over royalties and other issues for $18.5 million. But in 2010 he joined back after 8 years
Did You Know: Dave Mustaine appeared on the Metallica DVD Some Kind of Monster where he slams Lars Ulrich for being kicked out of Metallica.