Megadeth is an American speed/heavy/thrash metal band led by Dave Mustaine.
The gruop was fromed in 1983, disbanded in 2002, and reformed in 2004.
Megadeth is often mentioned as one of the "big four" of thrash metal,
Metallica Anthrax, and Slayer. On March 21, 2006, a2 disc DVD titled
"the Arsenal of Megadeth".
Shortly after lead guitarist Dave Mustaine was fired from metallica due to
alcohol problems and personality conficts, Mustaine, guitarist Greg Handevidt and basisst
David ellefson formed megadeth, Mustaine become the band's singer and primary
lyricist as well as the main songwriter and lead guitarist. In 1984, they were
signed to Combat Records, and in May 1985 they released their first
album entitled "Killing is my Business And Business is good" the Band had been
$8,000 to record and produce the album, but spending half of that budget
on drugs, the sound quality left much to be desired. In November 1986 they released
their second album "Peace Sells.. But Who's Buying?" later that same year
Megadeth signed with Capital records, who also bought the rights to Peace sells
In march 1988, the new line-up released their next album "so far, so Good
...so what!". The album although earning single platinum status, was widely
panned by critics. In 2001 Megadeth signed a deal with Sanctuary Records.
Shortly thereafter, they put out a new album, entitled "The World Needs a
Hero". On april 3, 2002, Mustaine announced in a press that he was disbanding
Megadeth, officialy due to an in jury that caused nerve damage to his left arm.
Early july of 2004 saw the entire The System has Failed album leaked
onto the internet. Megadeth is said to have been deeply upset by this.
In july 2005, the band released a greatest hits record entitled Back to the
Megadeth Ringtones available are
1. Angry Again
4. Moto Psycho
5. Reckoning day