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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.

Selected Discography: ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?’ (1986), ‘Rust in Peace’ (1990), ‘Countdown to Extinction’ (1992), ‘United Abominations’ (2007) Related Artists: Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson, Marty Friedman Further Reading: 10 Best Megadeth Songs; You Think You Know Megadeth 

Megadeth’s David Ellefson: New Album Is ‘Supposed to Come Out Later This Year’

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Megadeth's David Ellefson reveals in a new interview that their next album is "supposed to come out later this year."

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‘The Big Four’ 8-Bit Video Game Featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax

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For this original clip, we teamed up with the Filthy Frackers to create an 8-bit game trailer for 'The Big Four.'

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Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting ‘Would Certainly Entertain the Idea’ of Working With Megadeth

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Exodus drummer Tom Hunting reveals in a new interview that he would listen if Megadeth were interested in working together.

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David Ellefson: ‘Rest Assured 2015 Will Be a Big Year for Ramping Up Megadeth’

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David Ellefson confirms in a new interview that Megadeth is looking to complete their new album and fulfill tour arrangements later in 2015.

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Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Glen Drover ‘Would Bet Money’ on Nick Menza’s Return to Band

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Former Megadeth guitarist Glen Drover says in a new interview that he would "bet money I don't have" that Nick Menza will return to the band.

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Former Megadeth Guitarist Marty Friedman Won’t Close Door on Return to Band

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Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman was asked in an interview if he'd consider returning to the band and did not close the door on the idea.

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Shawn Drover Confirms Henry Derek Bonner as Singer of New Band With Chris Broderick

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Ex-Megadeth members Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick are moving on with a new band featuring singer Henry Derek Bonner.

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Dave Mustaine: Megadeth Fans Would Be ‘Very Happy’ Knowing What’s Going On Right Now

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Dave Mustaine just made a public comment on the status of Megadeth, suggesting that good things are in store for the legendary metal act.

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Ex-Megadeth Members Shawn Drover + Chris Broderick Recruit Former Scar the Martyr Singer

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Earlier today (Dec. 19), Blabbermouth revealed that the singer for Drover and Broderick's is former Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Derek Bonner.

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Ex-Megadeth Members Chris Broderick + Shawn Drover Form New Band

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Guitarist Chris Broderick revealed in a new interview that he and former Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover have formed a new band.

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