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Nick Menza

Nick Menza

Real/full name:
Nicholas Menza
51 (born Jul 23rd, 1964)
May 21st, 2016
Died of:
Heart attack
Place of birth:
Germany (Munich, Bavaria)


Menza was the longest-serving Megadeth drummer, having played on four of their albums. After his departure from the band, he started playing with jazz bands, and also became a woodworker. Passed away after succumbing to heart failure while performing with OHM, at Baked Potato Club, Studio City, CA.
Menza's addition to OHM followed the recent passing of the band's previous drummer, David Eagle, ...


Son of Don Menza.

Before joining Megadeth, he worked as the drum tech for Chuck Behler.

Nick had considered joining Sufosia after the departure of their founding drummer Matko Staudacher. Although he died before his full-time position could materialize, Nick managed to record one track with Sufosia, "Insolent Scum", which eventually surfaced on their second album "Blazing Energy".

Nick ...

Atomic Disintegrator

Drums (2013-2016)

Chodle's Trunk

Drums (2000-2001)

Cold Fire

Drums (1988-1989)


Drums (2006-2012)

Grand Theft


Marty Friedman

Drums (1992-1996)

1992 Scenes Drums
1994 Introduction Drums
1996 True Obsessions Drums


Drums (1989-1998, 2004)

1989 No More Mr. Nice Guy (Split) Drums
1990 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1990 Rust in Peace Drums, Vocals (backing)
1991 Rusted Pieces (Video) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1991 Hangar 18 (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1992 Countdown to Extinction Drums, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 10, 11), Lyrics (track 7)
1992 Symphony of Destruction (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1992 Skin o' My Teeth (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1992 Foreclosure of a Dream (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1992 Exposure of a Dream (Video) Drums
1992 Limited Edition! Megadeth Live (EP) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1993 99 Ways to Die (Single) Drums
1993 Last Action Hero Sampler (Split) Drums
1993 Sweating Bullets (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1994 The Story of Megadeth (Single) Drums
1994 Youthanasia Drums, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 8, 10)
1994 Train of Consequences (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1995 A tout le monde (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1995 Evolver (The Making of Youthanasia) (Video) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1995 Hidden Treasures (Compilation) Drums
1996 Cyberarmy Exclusive Tracks (EP) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1997 Radio Force 1 (Split) Drums
1997 Cryptic Writings Drums, Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 7, 12), Lyrics (track 7)
1997 Trust (Single) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1997 Live Trax (EP) Drums, Vocals (backing)
1998 Cryptic Sounds (No Voices in Your Head) (EP) Drums
1999 Less than Jake / Megadeth (Split) Drums
2000 Breadline (EP) Drums (tracks 4-6)
2000 Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years (Compilation) Drums
2005 Video Hits (Video) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2005 Greatest Hits: Back to the Start (Compilation) Drums (tracks 1, 4-7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16)
2006 Arsenal of Megadeth (Video) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2012 Rust in Peace / Countdown to Extinction (Compilation) Drums, Vocals (backing)
2014 Icon (Compilation) Drums (tracks 1, 2, 4-8)
2019 Warheads on Foreheads (Compilation) Drums
(show all)


Drums (2005-2010)

2006 Reduced to Ashes Drums


Everything (1997-?)




Drums, Bass (2005-?)


Drums (2015-2016)

Orphaned to Hatred

Drums (2006-2010)

2007 War Plow (EP) Drums



1986 Into the Future Drums

Von Skeletor


1988 Injection of Death (Demo) Vocals

Metal All Stars

Drums (2013-2014)

Fireball Ministry

1999 Où est la rock? Drums (tracks 1, 2)


2004 The Craving Drums (track 14)


2016 Insolent Scum (Single) Drums
2018 Blazing Energy Drums (track 9)


2011 Th1rt3en Lyrics (track 7)

Orphaned to Hatred

2007 War Plow (EP) Recording


1993 Mind over Splatter Songwriting (track 3)
Added by: warzarmz Modified by: Valerio
Added on: 2011-04-09 12:42:28 Last modified on: 2024-02-12 17:26:33
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