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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)
Themes:
Society, Politics, History, Death, Religion, New World Order, Addiction, Love
Current label:
Tradecraft
Years active:
1983 (as Fallen Angels), 1983-2002, 2004-present
Contact: [email protected]

Pictured from left to right: Dirk Verbeuren, Teemu Mäntysaari, Dave Mustaine, James LoMenzo.

Megadeth was formed in late 1983 when Dave Mustaine (formerly of Metallica) threw a potted plant at the window of David Ellefson's apartment because he was practicing his bass too loud. The two met that day, and began playing music together.

The band's name (with the ...
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, ex-Pride & Glory, Echobats, Fogerty, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Jerry Cantrell (live), ex-Rondinelli, ex-Clockwork, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Empty Sky, ex-Hideous Sun Demons, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Sir Donicus, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016-present)
See also: Akroma, Bent Sea, Brave the Cold, Cadaver, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Kill Division, Ninémia, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, Raj Santos, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Devin Townsend (live), ex-Anaon, ex-Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Abyssal Vortex, ex-Scarve, Blood from the Soul, Savage Lands, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Cobra the Impaler, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-Withered Moon, 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
Teemu Mäntysaari Guitars (2023-present)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Imperanon, ex-Tuska20, Smackbound
Past
David Ellefson Bass (1983-2002, 2010-2021)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, Dieth, Ellefson, Ellefson-Soto, Metal Allegiance, ex-Knight Fury, ex-Temple of Brutality, Hail!, Kings of Thrash, The Lucid, ex-Angels of Babylon, ex-Killing Machine, ex-The Alien Blakk, ex-Overkill (live), ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-F5, ex-Iron Steel, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-Killers, ex-MegaPriest, ex-Renegade, ex-TOZ, ex-Ronnie Montrose (live)
Brett Frederickson Drums (1983)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-Hot Tracks, ex-Killers
Richard Girod Drums (1983)
Dijon Carruthers Drums (1983)
See also: ex-Psycho Capone
Lee Rauch Drums (1983-1984)
(R.I.P. 2023) See also: ex-Grimace, ex-Wargod, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Artillery
Greg Handevidt Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: Kublai Khan, ex-Fallen Angels
Brett Michael Phillips Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Final Dawn, ex-Den of Wolves, ex-Gothic Pop
Robert Cromwell Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Forgotten Child, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-The River of Blues (Bulgaria)
Billy Bonds Vocals (1983)
John Cyriis Vocals (1983)
See also: Agent Steel, ex-Black Reign, ex-Lemegeton, ex-Sceptre, ex-Stellar Seed, ex-Pontius Prophet, 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
Lawrence "Lor" Kane Vocals (1983)
See also: ex-Fallen Angels
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, Kings of Thrash (live), ex-Kilted Warefare, ex-Mumbo's Brain, ex-Nothing If Not, 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-Nightmare, ex-The Meanies, ex-Madaxemen, 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, Kings of Thrash, Project 2:22, Tenifer Jinn, ex-Badi Assad, ex-Black Widow, ex-Broken Silence
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-Monstrous, ex-OHM, ex-Metal All Stars (live)
Marty Friedman Guitars (1990-2000)
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: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Widowmaker, ex-Van Helsing's Curse, O'2L, ex-Joe Lynn Turner, 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: Withering Scorn, ex-Act of Defiance, ex-Eidolon, ex-Infernäl Mäjesty (live), ex-Bruiz
Glen Drover Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Walls of Blood, Withering Scorn, ex-Eidolon, ex-Glen Drover, ex-Castrofate, ex-King Diamond, ex-Testament (live), ex-Queensrÿche
Chris Broderick Guitars (2008-2014)
See also: In Flames, ex-Act of Defiance, ex-Industrial Eden, ex-Jag Panzer, ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Ballistic, ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Grey Haven, ex-Killing Time
Kiko Loureiro Guitars (2015-2023)
See also: Kiko Loureiro, Neural Code, ex-Angra, ex-Tarja (live), ex-Legalize, ex-Projeto Brasil Guitarras, ex-Supla, ex-Dominó (live)
Past (Live)
Kerry King Guitars (1984)
See also: Kerry King, 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-1349 (live), ex-All That Remains (live), ex-Belphegor (live), ex-Cannibal Corpse (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir (live), ex-Kult ov Azazel (live), ex-Nachtmystium (live), ex-Skeletonwitch (live), ex-The Black Dahlia Murder (live), ex-The Berzerker (live), ex-Acheron, ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Astaroth
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016)
See also: Akroma, Bent Sea, Brave the Cold, Cadaver, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Kill Division, Ninémia, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, Raj Santos, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Devin Townsend (live), ex-Anaon, ex-Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Abyssal Vortex, ex-Scarve, Blood from the Soul, Savage Lands, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Cobra the Impaler, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-Withered Moon, 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, ex-Pride & Glory, Echobats, Fogerty, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Jerry Cantrell (live), ex-Rondinelli, ex-Clockwork, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Empty Sky, ex-Hideous Sun Demons, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Sir Donicus, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Teemu Mäntysaari Guitars (2023)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Imperanon, ex-Tuska20, Smackbound
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, ex-Pride & Glory, Echobats, Fogerty, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Jerry Cantrell (live), ex-Rondinelli, ex-Clockwork, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Empty Sky, ex-Hideous Sun Demons, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Sir Donicus, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016-present)
See also: Akroma, Bent Sea, Brave the Cold, Cadaver, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Kill Division, Ninémia, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, Raj Santos, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Devin Townsend (live), ex-Anaon, ex-Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Abyssal Vortex, ex-Scarve, Blood from the Soul, Savage Lands, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Cobra the Impaler, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-Withered Moon, 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
Teemu Mäntysaari Guitars (2023-present)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Imperanon, ex-Tuska20, Smackbound
David Ellefson Bass (1983-2002, 2010-2021)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, Dieth, Ellefson, Ellefson-Soto, Metal Allegiance, ex-Knight Fury, ex-Temple of Brutality, Hail!, Kings of Thrash, The Lucid, ex-Angels of Babylon, ex-Killing Machine, ex-The Alien Blakk, ex-Overkill (live), ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-F5, ex-Iron Steel, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-Killers, ex-MegaPriest, ex-Renegade, ex-TOZ, ex-Ronnie Montrose (live)
Brett Frederickson Drums (1983)
(R.I.P. 2019) See also: ex-Hot Tracks, ex-Killers
Richard Girod Drums (1983)
Dijon Carruthers Drums (1983)
See also: ex-Psycho Capone
Lee Rauch Drums (1983-1984)
(R.I.P. 2023) See also: ex-Grimace, ex-Wargod, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Artillery
Greg Handevidt Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: Kublai Khan, ex-Fallen Angels
Brett Michael Phillips Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Final Dawn, ex-Den of Wolves, ex-Gothic Pop
Robert Cromwell Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Forgotten Child, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-The River of Blues (Bulgaria)
Billy Bonds Vocals (1983)
John Cyriis Vocals (1983)
See also: Agent Steel, ex-Black Reign, ex-Lemegeton, ex-Sceptre, ex-Stellar Seed, ex-Pontius Prophet, 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
Lawrence "Lor" Kane Vocals (1983)
See also: ex-Fallen Angels
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, Kings of Thrash (live), ex-Kilted Warefare, ex-Mumbo's Brain, ex-Nothing If Not, 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-Nightmare, ex-The Meanies, ex-Madaxemen, 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, Kings of Thrash, Project 2:22, Tenifer Jinn, ex-Badi Assad, ex-Black Widow, ex-Broken Silence
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-Monstrous, ex-OHM, ex-Metal All Stars (live)
Marty Friedman Guitars (1990-2000)
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: Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Widowmaker, ex-Van Helsing's Curse, O'2L, ex-Joe Lynn Turner, 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: Withering Scorn, ex-Act of Defiance, ex-Eidolon, ex-Infernäl Mäjesty (live), ex-Bruiz
Glen Drover Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Walls of Blood, Withering Scorn, ex-Eidolon, ex-Glen Drover, ex-Castrofate, ex-King Diamond, ex-Testament (live), ex-Queensrÿche
Chris Broderick Guitars (2008-2014)
See also: In Flames, ex-Act of Defiance, ex-Industrial Eden, ex-Jag Panzer, ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Ballistic, ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Grey Haven, ex-Killing Time
Kiko Loureiro Guitars (2015-2023)
See also: Kiko Loureiro, Neural Code, ex-Angra, ex-Tarja (live), ex-Legalize, ex-Projeto Brasil Guitarras, ex-Supla, ex-Dominó (live)
Past
Kerry King Guitars (1984)
See also: Kerry King, 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-1349 (live), ex-All That Remains (live), ex-Belphegor (live), ex-Cannibal Corpse (live), ex-Dimmu Borgir (live), ex-Kult ov Azazel (live), ex-Nachtmystium (live), ex-Skeletonwitch (live), ex-The Black Dahlia Murder (live), ex-The Berzerker (live), ex-Acheron, ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Astaroth
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016)
See also: Akroma, Bent Sea, Brave the Cold, Cadaver, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Kill Division, Ninémia, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, Raj Santos, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Devin Townsend (live), ex-Anaon, ex-Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Abyssal Vortex, ex-Scarve, Blood from the Soul, Savage Lands, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Cobra the Impaler, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-Withered Moon, 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, ex-Pride & Glory, Echobats, Fogerty, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Jerry Cantrell (live), ex-Rondinelli, ex-Clockwork, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Empty Sky, ex-Hideous Sun Demons, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Sir Donicus, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Teemu Mäntysaari Guitars (2023)
See also: Wintersun, ex-Imperanon, ex-Tuska20, Smackbound
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