Megadeth - Vinyl Albums Gallery And Discography

Megadeth is the American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. Founded by guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine, bassist Dave Ellefson and guitarist Greg Handevidt following Mustaine's expulsion from Metallica , the band has since released 12 studio albums, three live albums, two EPs, 26 singles, 32 music videos, four compilations, and one box set. As a pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980s and was ranked as one of the "Big Four of Thrash" along with Metallica , Slayer , and Anthrax , who were responsible for creating, developing and popularizing the thrash metal sub-genre.

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On the discography listing below you will find LOU REED vinyl records released during the 1970s and 1980s. For each record you will have the record companie's catalognr, album title, year and country of release. Complete information for each record can be viewed by selecting the corresponding links. Albums have been ordered in ascending alphabetical order of the album titles.

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title
Capitol V-15363
Megadeth - Anarchy in the UK laser Etched 12" Limited Edition
 

MEGADETH - Anarchy in the UK laser Etched 12" Limited Edition (1988, USA)

" Anarchy in the U.K ." is originally a song by the English punk rock band "The Sex Pistols" . It was released as the band's debut single on 26 November 1976 and was featured on their only album, Never Mind the Bollocks, This is Megadeth's cover of it, originally released on the album: " So far, so good, so what? "

Capitol 798531
Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction

MEGADETH - Countdown to Extinction (1992, EEC Europe)

" Countdown to Extinction" is Megadeth's best-selling album, eventually achieving double platinum status. The album also produced the band's most successful hit singles, "Symphony of Destruction", "Sweating Bullets", "Skin O' My Teeth" and "Foreclosure of a Dream", videos were made for all singles and also for "High Speed Dirt".

Discos Toro Salvaje TMOQ51

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MEGADETH - Death in the Fire 180g White Label Transparent Vinyl (2013, Spain)

Limited Edition of 200 copies This album "MEGADETH - Death in the Fire 180g White Label Transparent Vinyl" is an unofficial released recording of Megadeth Live in Holland at the Ijsselhallen, Zwolle and in London.

Music For Nations – MFN 46 P

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MEGADETH - Killing is my Business and Business is Good 12" Picture Disc New Web-Page 

  This is the Picture Disc version "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!" the debut album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. It was originally released in 1985 on Combat Records. The album's artwork, featuring a plastic skull with tinfoil, was not intended to be the original artwork. Mustaine wanted a picture of Megadeth mascot Vic Rattlehead on the cover, however the studio lost the artwork, so they improvised the low-budget replacement.

Combat BRC 1940

 

MEGADETH - Killing is my Business and Business is Good (1985, Canada)

"Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!" is the debut album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. It was originally released in 1985 on Combat Records. The album's artwork, featuring a plastic skull with tinfoil, was not intended to be the original artwork. Mustaine wanted a picture of Megadeth mascot Vic Rattlehead on the cover, however the studio lost the artwork, so they improvised the low-budget replacement.

Music for Nations, Roadrunner Productions, RR 9786

MEGADETH - Killing is my Business and Business is Good (1985, Holland)

This is the Netherlands release of "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!" is the debut album by American thrash metal band Megadeth.

Capitol Records 12CL 489
Megadeth - Mary Jane 12" Maxi Single

MEGADETH - Mary Jane 12" Maxi Single (1988, USA)

The MEGADETH - "Mary Jane" 12" Vinyl MAXI-SINGLE - USA Release is an iconic musical piece that showcases the talent and creativity of the American thrash metal band, Megadeth. Released in 1988, this maxi-single offers a unique perspective on the concept of "Mary Jane"

Megadeth - Mary Jane / Hook in Mouth 7" Picture Disc

 "Mary Jane" is not about marijuana, as is commonly thought; it is actually about a girl who takes up witchcraft, and seeks forgiveness from her father only to be buried alive as punishment.

SBK Alive Records 060-203520

MEGADETH - No More Mr Nice Guy  This album "MEGADETH - No More Mr Nice Guy" is the Sound-track of the motion picture/movie SHOCKER , directed by WES CRAVEN

MEGADETH - No More Mr Nice Guy (1989, EEC Europe)

This album "MEGADETH - No More Mr Nice Guy" is the Sound-track of the motion picture/movie SHOCKER , directed by WES CRAVEN

SBK Records 12SBK 4

MEGADETH - No More Mr Nice Guy (1989, USA)

This is the USA release of the album "MEGADETH - No More Mr Nice Guy" is the Sound-track of the motion picture/movie SHOCKER , directed by WES CRAVEN

Capitol FA 3242
MEGADETH - Peace Sells But Who's Buying

MEGADETH - Peace Sells But Who's Buying (1986, USA)

Megadeth's "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" 12" Vinyl LP, released in 1986, remains a landmark in the evolution of heavy metal. Produced by Dave Mustaine and Randy Burns, the album's potent blend of intricate musicality and socially conscious lyrics propelled it to commercial success. Adorned with iconic artwork by Edward Repka, this release not only defined an era but also solidified Megadeth's enduring influence on the thrash metal genre.

Capitol 1C 064-24 0626

MEGADETH - Peace Sells But Who's Buying (1986, Germany)

"Peace Sells" the second studio album by the American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released in November 1986.

Capitol / Combat ST-12526  

MEGADETH Peace Sells But Who's Buying (1986, Canada)

The Canadian release of Megadeth's "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" on 12" Vinyl LP Album back in '86 was a game-changer in the world of thrash metal. This bad boy came out on Combat Records, and it rocked the socks off everyone who laid their ears on it.

Capitol Records 1C 064-7 48148
"So Far, So Good... So What!" is the third studio album by Megadeth. It was released by Capitol Records in 1988.

 

MEGADETH - So Far So Good So What ( DMM 1988 Germany ) New Web-Page 

"So Far, So Good... So What!" is the third studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth, originally released in 1988. The German release of the album features the same eight tracks as the original US release, with the addition of Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) technology to enhance the sound quality. The album is widely considered a classic in the thrash metal genre and helped to establish Megadeth as one of the most influential and innovative bands of the era.

Capitol Combat CI 48148

MEGADETH - So Far So Good So What (1988, Canada)

This is the Canadian release of "So Far, So Good... So What!" the third studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released by Capitol Records in 1988. It is the band's only album recorded with Chuck Behler and Jeff Young, who were fired immediately after the subsequent tour. 

Capitol Records C1-48148

MEGADETH - So Far So Good So What (1988, USA)

This is the USA release of "So Far, So Good... So What!" the third studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released by Capitol Records in 1988. It is the band's only album recorded with Chuck Behler and Jeff Young, who were fired immediately after the subsequent tour.   

Index of MEGADETH Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

Band Description:

  Megadeth is a thrash metal band that was formed in 1983 by Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. The band has released over 15 studio albums, selling over 50 million records worldwide. Megadeth is considered to be one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal, along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax.

  History

  After being fired from Metallica in 1983, Dave Mustaine returned to Los Angeles and formed Megadeth with David Ellefson, Greg Handevidt, and Dijon Carruthers. The band's first album, "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!", was released in 1985 and showcased the band's aggressive thrash metal sound. However, the band's early years were marked by numerous lineup changes, with Mustaine being the only constant member.

  Megadeth's breakthrough album, "Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?", was released in 1986 and featured the hit single "Peace Sells". The album's political lyrics and heavy sound appealed to a growing audience of thrash metal fans, and it established Megadeth as a major force in the genre. The band's next two albums, "So Far, So Good... So What!" and "Rust in Peace", continued to cement their reputation as one of the top thrash metal bands.

  In the early 1990s, Megadeth's popularity began to wane, and the band struggled with substance abuse and internal conflicts. However, they rebounded with the release of "Countdown to Extinction" in 1992, which became their most commercially successful album to date. The album's more accessible sound and lyrics appealed to a wider audience, and it earned Megadeth a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance.

  Over the next two decades, Megadeth continued to release albums and tour extensively, maintaining their status as one of the top thrash metal bands in the world. They have faced numerous lineup changes, with Mustaine remaining the only consistent member throughout the band's history. In 2020, the band released their 16th studio album, "Dystopia", which received critical acclaim and earned the band their first Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

  Musical Style

  Megadeth's musical style is characterized by fast, aggressive guitar riffs, complex song structures, and politically charged lyrics. Dave Mustaine's distinctive guitar playing style, which emphasizes intricate solos and rapid-fire picking, has influenced countless heavy metal guitarists. The band's sound is heavily influenced by classical music, with many of their songs featuring complex arrangements and multiple movements.

  Lyrically, Megadeth often tackles political and social issues, including war, government corruption, and environmentalism. Many of their songs also address personal struggles, such as addiction and mental illness. Mustaine's lyrics are often introspective and vulnerable, and they have resonated with a generation of heavy metal fans.

  Impact

  Megadeth's impact on the world of heavy metal cannot be overstated. Along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, they are considered to be one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal, and they have inspired countless heavy metal bands over the past three decades. Their aggressive sound and politically charged lyrics have influenced the development of numerous sub-genres of heavy metal, including death metal, black metal, and progressive metal.