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Megadeth

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1983
Genre:
Thrash Metal (early/later); Heavy Metal/Rock (mid)
Lyrical themes:
Politics, War, History, Death, Religion, Society, New World Order
Current label:
Tradecraft
Years active:
1983 (as Fallen Angels), 1983-2002, 2004-present
Pictured from left to right: James LoMenzo, Dirk Verbeuren, Dave Mustaine, Kiko Loureiro.

Megadeth was formed in late 1983 when Dave Mustaine (formerly of Metallica) threw a potted plant through the window of David Ellefson's apartment because Ellefson was practicing his bass too loud. When the band was formed, Dijion Carruthers was their drummer, and Greg Handevidt their second guitarist. They ...
Current
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals (1983-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-MD.45, ex-DeuxMonkey, ex-Metallica, ex-Red Lamb, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-Panic
James LoMenzo Bass (2006-2010, 2022-present)
See also: Firstborne, Jerry Cantrell (live), ex-Pride & Glory, Echobats, Fogerty, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Clockwork, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Empty Sky, ex-Hideous Sun Demons, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Kiko Loureiro Guitars (2015-present)
See also: Kiko Loureiro, Neural Code, ex-Angra, ex-Tarja (live), ex-Legalize, ex-Projeto Brasil Guitarras, ex-Supla, ex-Dominó (live)
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016-present)
See also: Abyssal Vortex, Akroma, Bent Sea, Brave the Cold, Cadaver, Cobra the Impaler, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Metal Against Coronavirus, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Withered Moon, Devin Townsend (live), ex-Anaon, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Scarve, Blood from the Soul, Kill Division, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-At the Gates (live), ex-Jeff Loomis (live), ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Testament (live), ex-Yyrkoon (live), ex-Lyzanxia, ex-7th Circle, ex-Artsonic, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Solium Fatalis, ex-Warrel Dane, ex-Phazm, ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Stenval
Past
David Ellefson Bass (1983-2002, 2010-2021)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, Ellefson, Metal Allegiance, ex-Knight Fury, ex-Temple of Brutality, Hail!, The Lucid, ex-Killing Machine, ex-KK's Priest, ex-The Alien Blakk, ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-F5, ex-Angels of Babylon, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-MegaPriest, ex-Renegade
Richard Girod Drums (1983)
Dijon Carruthers Drums (1983)
See also: ex-Psycho Capone
Lee Rausch Drums (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Grimace, ex-Wargod, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Artillery
Greg Handevidt Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: Kublai Khan, ex-Fallen Angels
Robert Cromwell Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Forgotten Child, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-The River Of Blues (Bulgaria)
Brett Michael Phillips Guitars (lead) (1983)
See also: ex-Final Dawn, ex-Martyr
John Cyriis Vocals (1983)
See also: Agent Steel, ex-Black Reign, ex-Lemegeton, ex-Pontius Prophet, ex-Sceptre, ex-Stellar Seed, S.E.T.I., ex-Abattoir, ex-Medusa, ex-Vermin, ex-Blind Fantasy, ex-Malfeitor, ex-Martyr, ex-Revelation 23, ex-Sanctuary, ex-Toxik Shok
Bobby Bonn Vocals (1983)
Lawrence "Lor" Kane Vocals (1983)
Gar Samuelson Drums (1984-1987)
(R.I.P. 1999) See also: ex-Fatal Opera, ex-The New Yorkers
Chris Poland Guitars (1984-1985, 1986-1987)
See also: Chris Poland, ex-Damn the Machine, Ohm, OHMphrey, ex-Mumbo's Brain, ex-The New Yorkers, ex-Circle Jerks (live)
Chuck Behler Drums (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Massacre, ex-Street Elite, Motor City Freaks, ex-Erebus, ex-The Meanies, ex-Madaxemen, ex-Nightmare, ex-Sinclair, ex-War Party
Jay Reynolds Guitars (1987)
See also: ex-Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Metal Church, ex-Jade, ex-The Ravers, ex-The Violators, ex-War Party
Jeff Young Guitars (1987-1989)
See also: Jeff Young, Project 2:22, Tenifer Jinn, ex-Badi Assad, ex-Black Widow
Nick Menza Drums (1989-1998, 2004)
(R.I.P. 2016) See also: ex-Rhoads, ex-Von Skeletor, ex-Marty Friedman, ex-Memorain, ex-Orphaned to Hatred, ex-Atomic Disintegrator, ex-Chodle's Trunk, ex-Cold Fire, ex-Deltanaut, ex-Grand Theft, ex-Menza, ex-Mindstreem, ex-OHM, ex-Metal All Stars (live)
Marty Friedman Guitars (1990-1999)
See also: Marty Friedman, Metal Clone X, Takamiy (live), ex-Cacophony, ex-Hawaii, ex-Aloha, ex-Deuce, ex-Vixen, ex-Aikawa Nanase, ex-FANTA, ex-Jet Red, ex-Lovefixer, ex-Red Dye #2, ex-Rock Fujiyama Band, ex-Rocket to Russia, ex-Ami Suzuki (live), ex-Shining (live)
Jimmy DeGrasso Drums (1998-2002)
See also: F5, ex-MD.45, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ministry, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Dokken (live), ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Black Star Riders, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Fiona, ex-Hail!, ex-Mama's Boys, ex-O'2L, ex-Ratt, ex-Talas, ex-White Lion, ex-Y&T, ex-Ronnie Montrose (live), ex-Stone Sour (live)
Al Pitrelli Guitars (2000-2002)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, ex-Widowmaker, ex-Van Helsing's Curse, O'2L, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-CPR, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh & Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Mojo Bros., ex-Morning Wood, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex, ex-Blue Öyster Cult (live)
James MacDonough Bass (2004-2006)
See also: ex-Mad Axe, ex-Prodigy, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Strapping Young Lad (live), ex-Brutal Assault, ex-Delta 9, ex-Invader
Shawn Drover Drums (2004-2014)
See also: Act of Defiance, ex-Eidolon, ex-Hollentor, ex-Infernäl Mäjesty (live), ex-Bruiz
Glen Drover Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Walls of Blood, ex-Eidolon, ex-Glen Drover, ex-Castrofate, ex-Hollentor, ex-King Diamond, ex-Testament (live), ex-Queensrÿche
Chris Broderick Guitars (2008-2014)
See also: In Flames, Act of Defiance, ex-Industrial Eden, ex-Jag Panzer, ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Ballistic, ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Grey Haven, ex-Killing Time
Past (Live)
Kerry King Guitars (1984)
See also: ex-Slayer
Mike Albert Guitars (1985)
See also: Mike Albert Project
Chris Adler Drums (2015-2016)
See also: Firstborne, ex-Burn the Priest, Hail!, ex-Blotted Science, ex-Lamb of God, ex-Corrosion of Conformity (live), ex-Nitro, ex-Calibra, ex-Cry Havoc, ex-El Tigre, ex-EvilDeathInc., ex-Exit-In, ex-Grouser, ex-Jettison Charlie
Tony Laureano Drums (2015-2016)
See also: Insidious Disease, Naphobia, Devil's Highway, Sanctification, ex-Aurora Borealis, ex-Brujeria, ex-Devolution, ex-Eulogy, ex-Malevolent Creation, ex-Nidingr, ex-Nile, ex-SMRT, ex-1349 (live), ex-All That Remains (live), ex-Belphegor (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir (live), ex-Kult ov Azazel (live), ex-Skeletonwitch (live), ex-The Berzerker (live), ex-The Black Dahlia Murder (live), ex-Acheron, ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Astaroth, ex-Nachtmystium (live)
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016)
See also: Abyssal Vortex, Akroma, Bent Sea, Brave the Cold, Cadaver, Cobra the Impaler, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Metal Against Coronavirus, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Withered Moon, Devin Townsend (live), ex-Anaon, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Scarve, Blood from the Soul, Kill Division, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-At the Gates (live), ex-Jeff Loomis (live), ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Testament (live), ex-Yyrkoon (live), ex-Lyzanxia, ex-7th Circle, ex-Artsonic, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Solium Fatalis, ex-Warrel Dane, ex-Phazm, ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Stenval
James LoMenzo Bass (2021-2022)
See also: Firstborne, Jerry Cantrell (live), ex-Pride & Glory, Echobats, Fogerty, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Clockwork, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Empty Sky, ex-Hideous Sun Demons, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals (1983-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-MD.45, ex-DeuxMonkey, ex-Metallica, ex-Red Lamb, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-Panic
James LoMenzo Bass (2006-2010, 2022-present)
See also: Firstborne, Jerry Cantrell (live), ex-Pride & Glory, Echobats, Fogerty, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Clockwork, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Empty Sky, ex-Hideous Sun Demons, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Kiko Loureiro Guitars (2015-present)
See also: Kiko Loureiro, Neural Code, ex-Angra, ex-Tarja (live), ex-Legalize, ex-Projeto Brasil Guitarras, ex-Supla, ex-Dominó (live)
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016-present)
See also: Abyssal Vortex, Akroma, Bent Sea, Brave the Cold, Cadaver, Cobra the Impaler, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Metal Against Coronavirus, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Withered Moon, Devin Townsend (live), ex-Anaon, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Scarve, Blood from the Soul, Kill Division, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-At the Gates (live), ex-Jeff Loomis (live), ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Testament (live), ex-Yyrkoon (live), ex-Lyzanxia, ex-7th Circle, ex-Artsonic, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Solium Fatalis, ex-Warrel Dane, ex-Phazm, ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Stenval
David Ellefson Bass (1983-2002, 2010-2021)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, Ellefson, Metal Allegiance, ex-Knight Fury, ex-Temple of Brutality, Hail!, The Lucid, ex-Killing Machine, ex-KK's Priest, ex-The Alien Blakk, ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-F5, ex-Angels of Babylon, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-MegaPriest, ex-Renegade
Richard Girod Drums (1983)
Dijon Carruthers Drums (1983)
See also: ex-Psycho Capone
Lee Rausch Drums (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Grimace, ex-Wargod, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Artillery
Greg Handevidt Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: Kublai Khan, ex-Fallen Angels
Robert Cromwell Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Forgotten Child, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-The River Of Blues (Bulgaria)
Brett Michael Phillips Guitars (lead) (1983)
See also: ex-Final Dawn, ex-Martyr
John Cyriis Vocals (1983)
See also: Agent Steel, ex-Black Reign, ex-Lemegeton, ex-Pontius Prophet, ex-Sceptre, ex-Stellar Seed, S.E.T.I., ex-Abattoir, ex-Medusa, ex-Vermin, ex-Blind Fantasy, ex-Malfeitor, ex-Martyr, ex-Revelation 23, ex-Sanctuary, ex-Toxik Shok
Bobby Bonn Vocals (1983)
Lawrence "Lor" Kane Vocals (1983)
Gar Samuelson Drums (1984-1987)
(R.I.P. 1999) See also: ex-Fatal Opera, ex-The New Yorkers
Chris Poland Guitars (1984-1985, 1986-1987)
See also: Chris Poland, ex-Damn the Machine, Ohm, OHMphrey, ex-Mumbo's Brain, ex-The New Yorkers, ex-Circle Jerks (live)
Chuck Behler Drums (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Massacre, ex-Street Elite, Motor City Freaks, ex-Erebus, ex-The Meanies, ex-Madaxemen, ex-Nightmare, ex-Sinclair, ex-War Party
Jay Reynolds Guitars (1987)
See also: ex-Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Metal Church, ex-Jade, ex-The Ravers, ex-The Violators, ex-War Party
Jeff Young Guitars (1987-1989)
See also: Jeff Young, Project 2:22, Tenifer Jinn, ex-Badi Assad, ex-Black Widow
Nick Menza Drums (1989-1998, 2004)
(R.I.P. 2016) See also: ex-Rhoads, ex-Von Skeletor, ex-Marty Friedman, ex-Memorain, ex-Orphaned to Hatred, ex-Atomic Disintegrator, ex-Chodle's Trunk, ex-Cold Fire, ex-Deltanaut, ex-Grand Theft, ex-Menza, ex-Mindstreem, ex-OHM, ex-Metal All Stars (live)
Marty Friedman Guitars (1990-1999)
See also: Marty Friedman, Metal Clone X, Takamiy (live), ex-Cacophony, ex-Hawaii, ex-Aloha, ex-Deuce, ex-Vixen, ex-Aikawa Nanase, ex-FANTA, ex-Jet Red, ex-Lovefixer, ex-Red Dye #2, ex-Rock Fujiyama Band, ex-Rocket to Russia, ex-Ami Suzuki (live), ex-Shining (live)
Jimmy DeGrasso Drums (1998-2002)
See also: F5, ex-MD.45, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ministry, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Dokken (live), ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Black Star Riders, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Fiona, ex-Hail!, ex-Mama's Boys, ex-O'2L, ex-Ratt, ex-Talas, ex-White Lion, ex-Y&T, ex-Ronnie Montrose (live), ex-Stone Sour (live)
Al Pitrelli Guitars (2000-2002)
See also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, ex-Widowmaker, ex-Van Helsing's Curse, O'2L, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-CPR, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh & Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Mojo Bros., ex-Morning Wood, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex, ex-Blue Öyster Cult (live)
James MacDonough Bass (2004-2006)
See also: ex-Mad Axe, ex-Prodigy, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Strapping Young Lad (live), ex-Brutal Assault, ex-Delta 9, ex-Invader
Shawn Drover Drums (2004-2014)
See also: Act of Defiance, ex-Eidolon, ex-Hollentor, ex-Infernäl Mäjesty (live), ex-Bruiz
Glen Drover Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Walls of Blood, ex-Eidolon, ex-Glen Drover, ex-Castrofate, ex-Hollentor, ex-King Diamond, ex-Testament (live), ex-Queensrÿche
Chris Broderick Guitars (2008-2014)
See also: In Flames, Act of Defiance, ex-Industrial Eden, ex-Jag Panzer, ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Ballistic, ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Grey Haven, ex-Killing Time
Past
Kerry King Guitars (1984)
See also: ex-Slayer
Mike Albert Guitars (1985)
See also: Mike Albert Project
Chris Adler Drums (2015-2016)
See also: Firstborne, ex-Burn the Priest, Hail!, ex-Blotted Science, ex-Lamb of God, ex-Corrosion of Conformity (live), ex-Nitro, ex-Calibra, ex-Cry Havoc, ex-El Tigre, ex-EvilDeathInc., ex-Exit-In, ex-Grouser, ex-Jettison Charlie
Tony Laureano Drums (2015-2016)
See also: Insidious Disease, Naphobia, Devil's Highway, Sanctification, ex-Aurora Borealis, ex-Brujeria, ex-Devolution, ex-Eulogy, ex-Malevolent Creation, ex-Nidingr, ex-Nile, ex-SMRT, ex-1349 (live), ex-All That Remains (live), ex-Belphegor (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir (live), ex-Kult ov Azazel (live), ex-Skeletonwitch (live), ex-The Berzerker (live), ex-The Black Dahlia Murder (live), ex-Acheron, ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Astaroth, ex-Nachtmystium (live)
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016)
See also: Abyssal Vortex, Akroma, Bent Sea, Brave the Cold, Cadaver, Cobra the Impaler, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Metal Against Coronavirus, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Withered Moon, Devin Townsend (live), ex-Anaon, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Scarve, Blood from the Soul, Kill Division, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-At the Gates (live), ex-Jeff Loomis (live), ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Testament (live), ex-Yyrkoon (live), ex-Lyzanxia, ex-7th Circle, ex-Artsonic, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Solium Fatalis, ex-Warrel Dane, ex-Phazm, ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Stenval
James LoMenzo Bass (2021-2022)
See also: Firstborne, Jerry Cantrell (live), ex-Pride & Glory, Echobats, Fogerty, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Rondinelli, ex-Clockwork, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Empty Sky, ex-Hideous Sun Demons, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Added by: Blastbeats Modified by: Valerio
Added on: 2002-07-17 20:20:40 Last modified on: 2022-06-30 09:26:08