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.
|Blackmail The Universe||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Tornado Of Souls||Rust In Peace||1990|
|Symphony Of Destruction||Greatest Hits: Back To The Start||2005|
|Take No Prisoners||Rust In Peace||1990|
|Addicted To Chaos||Youthanasia||2004|
|Millennium Of The Blind||Th1rt3en||2011|
|The Scorpion||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Burnt Ice||United Abominations||2007|
|My Creation||Rust In Peace||2004|
|Poison Was The Cure||Rust In Peace||1990|
|The Conjuring (Live)||Warchest||2007|
|Rust In Peace...Polaris||Rust In Peace||1990|
|Set The World Afire||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|Sudden Death||Sudden Death||2010|
|Almost Honest||Cryptic Writings||2004|
|Rust In Peace... Polaris||Rust In Peace||2004|
|Truth Be Told||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Devils Island||Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (Remixed & Remastered)(Parental Advisory)||2004|
|Burning Bridges||The World Needs A Hero||2008|
|Something I'm Not||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Time: The Beginning||Risk||2004|
|Sweating Bullets||Greatest Hits: Back To The Start||2005|
|Evil That's Within||Cryptic Writings||2004|
|Back In The Day||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Five Magics||Rust In Peace||1990|
|Looking Down The Cross||Peace Sells...But Who's Buying||2011|
|Return To Hangar||The World Needs A Hero||2008|
|Bad Omen||Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (Remixed & Remastered)(Parental Advisory)||2004|
|Anarchy In The U.K.||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|Hook In Mouth||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|Use The Man||Cryptic Writings||2004|
|The Conjuring||Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?||2004|
|The Killing Road||Youthanasia||2004|
|Blood Of Heroes||Youthanasia||2004|
|The Disintegrators||Cryptic Writings||2004|
|Tears In A Vial||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Liar||So Far, So Good... So What?||2004|
|I Thought I Knew It All||Youthanasia||2004|
|Of Mice And Men||The System Has Failed||2004|
|Die Dead Enough||The System Has Failed||2004|
|The Right To Go Insane||Endgame||2009|
|Dawn Patrol||Rust In Peace||1990|
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.