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Megadeth are one of heavy metal’s most successful and prolific groups, with frequently released new albums and constant touring worldwide; yet they will always be most closely associated with the ‘80s thrash metal movement, which they helped pioneer as one of the so-called Big Four, alongside Slayer, Anthrax and eternal nemesis, Metallica. It was, in fact, after his 1983 dismissal from Metallica that guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine launched Megadeth, with the help of bassist David Ellefson and, later, guitarist Chris Poland and drummer Gar Samuel, both of whom exited following 1986’s water-shed second album, ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?’ Personnel flux and substance abuse continued to afflict Megadeth until the early 1990s, when new members Marty Friedman (guitar) and Nick Menza (drums), helped Mustaine and Ellefson enjoy a dec-ade of creative and commercial prosperity, off the back of acclaimed albums like ‘Rust in Peace’ and ‘Countdown to Extinction.’ A change of direction and musicians, followed by a serious arm injury sustained by Mustaine temporarily stalled Megadeth’s career, but as of 2004, the tenacious guitarist has been driving Megadeth and its ever-revolving cast of backing musicians onward with his usual tenacity and talent, now widely recog-nized as one of heavy metal’s all-time most inventive guitarists.

 
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Megadeth Reveal Track Listing for 15th Studio Album

There's no title as of yet, but Megadeth have unveiled the track listing for their next studio album.

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18 Greatest Animated Metal Album Covers

Your favorite metal album covers have come to life!

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Dave Mustaine
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Watch Megadeth Perform Live With New Lineup for the First Time

Megadeth's new lineup with Kiko Loureiro and Chris Adler played live for the first time at the Festival d'ete in Quebec. Watch footage here.

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Chris Adler to Pull Double Duty on Megadeth + Lamb of God 2015 U.K. Tour

Drummer Chris Adler will be getting a workout as he'll play with both Megadeth and Lamb of God during their joint U.K. tour in November.

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10 Best Megadeth Songs
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Top 10 Megadeth Songs [Watch]

In this video, we count down our choices for the 10 Best Megadeth Songs.

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Emil and Dariel
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Emil & Dariel Offer Blindfolded Electric Cello Cover of Megadeth’s ‘Tornado of Souls’

Electric cellists Emil & Dariel and their drummer rock a blindfolded cover of Megadeth's 'Tornado of Souls.'

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Megadeth Chris Adler
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Drummer Chris Adler Clarifies Lamb of God + Megadeth Priority

While Chris Adler is drumming for Megadeth, he states that Lamb of God still comes first.

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Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
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Megadeth Collaborate With Country Star + Tease ‘Killing Is My Business…’ 30th Anniversary Project

Megadeth teamed up with Grammy-winning country singer and guitarist Steve Wariner for a new track.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: Songs on Upcoming Album Are ‘Definitely Very Dark’

Megadeth have been working on their 15th studio album in Nashville, Tenn.

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David Ellefson / Robert Trujillo
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Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Discuss Thrash Revolution + More

Here's a look into some discussion on metal, featuring two of thrash's most celebrated bassists -- Metallica's Robert Trujillo and Megadeth's David Ellefson.

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