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Megadeth

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1983
Genre:
Speed/Thrash Metal (early/later), Heavy Metal/Rock (mid)
Lyrical themes:
Politics, War, History, Death, Religion, Hate, New World Order
Current label:
Tradecraft
Years active:
1983 (as Fallen Angels), 1983-2002, 2004-present
Top image taken in 1986. From left to right: Chris Poland, Dave Mustaine, Gar Samuelson and David Ellefson.
Bottom image is the current rendition. From left to right: Dirk Verbeuren, David Ellefson, Dave Mustaine, and 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 ...
Current
David Ellefson Bass (1983-2002, 2010-present)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, David Ellefson, Knight Fury, Metal Allegiance, The Alien Blakk, ex-Temple of Brutality, Hail!, ex-Angels of Babylon, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-F5, ex-Fallen Angels
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals (1983-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-MD.45, ex-Metallica, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-Panic
Kiko Loureiro Guitars (lead) (2015-present)
See also: Kiko Loureiro, Neural Code, ex-Angra, ex-Tarja (live), ex-Projeto Brasil Guitarras
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016-present)
See also: Abyssal Vortex, Bent Sea, Cadaver, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, Scarve, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Withered Moon, ex-Anaon, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Phazm, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Solium Fatalis, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Lyzanxia, ex-Artsonic, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Warrel Dane, ex-Yyrkoon (live), ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Stenval
Past
Dijon Carruthers Drums (1983)
Lee Rausch Drums (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Wargod, ex-Dark Angel
Greg Handevidt Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: Kublai Khan, ex-Fallen Angels
Robert Cromwell Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Forgotten Child, ex-Fallen Angels
Brett Michael Phillips Guitars (lead) (1983)
See also: ex-Final Dawn
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-Sanctuary, ex-Toxik Shok
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 (1984-1987, 2004)
See also: Chris Poland, ex-Damn the Machine, Ohm, OHMphrey, ex-Circle Jerks, ex-Mumbo's Brain, ex-The New Yorkers
Chuck Behler Drums (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Erebus, ex-Street Elite, Motor City Freaks, ex-The Meanies, ex-Madaxemen, ex-Massacre
Jay Reynolds Guitars (1987)
See also: ex-Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Metal Church
Jeff Young Guitars (1987-1989)
See also: Jeff Young, 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-Vixen, ex-Deuce, 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, ex-Widowmaker, ex-Savatage, ex-Van Helsing's Curse, O'2L, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-CPR, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh and Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex
Jimmy Sloas Bass (2004)
See also: ex-Dogs of Peace, ex-The Imperials
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, Eidolon, Hollentor, ex-Infernäl Mäjesty (live), ex-Bruiz
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums (2004)
See also: ex-Five Peace Band, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Sting, ex-Chick Corea (live), ex-Herbie Hancock (live), ex-Jeff Beck (live)
Glen Drover Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Castrofate, Eidolon, Hollentor, Walls of Blood, ex-Glen Drover, ex-King Diamond, ex-Testament (live), ex-Queensrÿche
James LoMenzo Bass (2006-2010)
See also: ex-Pride & Glory, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Rondinelli, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Chris Broderick Guitars (2008-2014)
See also: Act of Defiance, In Flames (live), ex-Industrial Eden, ex-Jag Panzer, ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Ballistic, ex-Nevermore (live)
Past (Live)
Kerry King Guitars (1984)
See also: Slayer
Mike Albert Guitars (1985)
See also: Mike Albert Project
Chris Adler Drums (2015-2016)
See also: Burn the Priest, 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, ex-The Berzerker (live), Devil's Highway, Sanctification, ex-Acheron, 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-Dimmu Borgir (live), ex-Kult ov Azazel (live), ex-Nachtmystium (live), ex-Skeletonwitch (live), ex-The Black Dahlia Murder (live), ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Astaroth
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016)
See also: Abyssal Vortex, Bent Sea, Cadaver, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, Scarve, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Withered Moon, ex-Anaon, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Phazm, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Solium Fatalis, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Lyzanxia, ex-Artsonic, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Warrel Dane, ex-Yyrkoon (live), ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Stenval
David Ellefson Bass (1983-2002, 2010-present)
See also: Altitudes & Attitude, David Ellefson, Knight Fury, Metal Allegiance, The Alien Blakk, ex-Temple of Brutality, Hail!, ex-Angels of Babylon, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Soulfly (live), ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-F5, ex-Fallen Angels
Dave Mustaine Guitars, Vocals (1983-2002, 2004-present)
See also: ex-MD.45, ex-Metallica, ex-Fallen Angels, ex-Panic
Kiko Loureiro Guitars (lead) (2015-present)
See also: Kiko Loureiro, Neural Code, ex-Angra, ex-Tarja (live), ex-Projeto Brasil Guitarras
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016-present)
See also: Abyssal Vortex, Bent Sea, Cadaver, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, Scarve, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Withered Moon, ex-Anaon, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Phazm, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Solium Fatalis, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Lyzanxia, ex-Artsonic, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Warrel Dane, ex-Yyrkoon (live), ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Stenval
Dijon Carruthers Drums (1983)
Lee Rausch Drums (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Wargod, ex-Dark Angel
Greg Handevidt Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: Kublai Khan, ex-Fallen Angels
Robert Cromwell Guitars (1983)
See also: ex-Forgotten Child, ex-Fallen Angels
Brett Michael Phillips Guitars (lead) (1983)
See also: ex-Final Dawn
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-Sanctuary, ex-Toxik Shok
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 (1984-1987, 2004)
See also: Chris Poland, ex-Damn the Machine, Ohm, OHMphrey, ex-Circle Jerks, ex-Mumbo's Brain, ex-The New Yorkers
Chuck Behler Drums (1987-1989)
See also: ex-Erebus, ex-Street Elite, Motor City Freaks, ex-The Meanies, ex-Madaxemen, ex-Massacre
Jay Reynolds Guitars (1987)
See also: ex-Malice, ex-Neverland, ex-Metal Church
Jeff Young Guitars (1987-1989)
See also: Jeff Young, 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-Vixen, ex-Deuce, 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, ex-Widowmaker, ex-Savatage, ex-Van Helsing's Curse, O'2L, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Asia, ex-Blue Öyster Cult, ex-CPR, ex-Danger Danger, ex-Flesh and Blood, ex-Hotshot, ex-Michael Bolton, ex-Place Called Rage, ex-Talas, ex-Vertex
Jimmy Sloas Bass (2004)
See also: ex-Dogs of Peace, ex-The Imperials
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, Eidolon, Hollentor, ex-Infernäl Mäjesty (live), ex-Bruiz
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums (2004)
See also: ex-Five Peace Band, ex-Frank Zappa, ex-Sting, ex-Chick Corea (live), ex-Herbie Hancock (live), ex-Jeff Beck (live)
Glen Drover Guitars (2004-2008)
See also: Castrofate, Eidolon, Hollentor, Walls of Blood, ex-Glen Drover, ex-King Diamond, ex-Testament (live), ex-Queensrÿche
James LoMenzo Bass (2006-2010)
See also: ex-Pride & Glory, Hail!, Sweet & Lynch, X Drive, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Zakk Wylde, ex-Rondinelli, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Dio Disciples, ex-Lynch Mob, ex-Slash's Snakepit, ex-White Lion, ex-Ace Frehley (live)
Chris Broderick Guitars (2008-2014)
See also: Act of Defiance, In Flames (live), ex-Industrial Eden, ex-Jag Panzer, ex-Altitudes & Attitude (live), ex-Ballistic, ex-Nevermore (live)
Past
Kerry King Guitars (1984)
See also: Slayer
Mike Albert Guitars (1985)
See also: Mike Albert Project
Chris Adler Drums (2015-2016)
See also: Burn the Priest, 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, ex-The Berzerker (live), Devil's Highway, Sanctification, ex-Acheron, 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-Dimmu Borgir (live), ex-Kult ov Azazel (live), ex-Nachtmystium (live), ex-Skeletonwitch (live), ex-The Black Dahlia Murder (live), ex-Angelcorpse, ex-Astaroth
Dirk Verbeuren Drums (2016)
See also: Abyssal Vortex, Bent Sea, Cadaver, Freya, Geoda, Hespera, Phaze I, Pulse of Nebulae, Scarve, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Tronos, Vetur, Withered Moon, ex-Anaon, ex-Nuclear Blast Allstars, ex-Aborted, ex-Anatomy of I, ex-Headline, ex-Mortuary, ex-Phazm, ex-Powermad, ex-Soilwork, ex-Solium Fatalis, ex-Taliandörögd, ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Lyzanxia, ex-Artsonic, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Warrel Dane, ex-Yyrkoon (live), ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Stenval
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