Thrash Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Los Angeles, California (USA).
The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine and bass guitarist David Ellefson in the year 1983.. Despite countless line-up changes, Megadeth is partly responsible for the popularization of Thrash Metal in the late 1980s. The band was also notorious for its substance abuse, a contributing factor to their continuous revolving door of band members. The group nonetheless found sobriety and a stable line up with 1990's [r=2017460], a trend which continued until 1998 with the departure of drummer Nick Menza.
Dave Mustaine disbanded Megadeth in 2002 due to a nerve injury he had suffered on his left arm. Following a year of physical therapy Mustaine began work on what was to be his first solo album, however contractual obligations forced [r=379626] to be released under the Megadeth name, following which, Mustaine decided to reform the band.
The band reformed in 2004. By the time the band released The System Has Failed.