Speed Metal Musical Groups: Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Motörhead, Mercyful Fate, X Japan, Venom, Blind Guardian, Accept, Riot

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General Books LLC, 2010 - Travel - 98 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 97. Chapters: Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Mot rhead, Mercyful Fate, X Japan, Testament, Accept, Venom, Deliverance, Riot, Blind Guardian, Agent Steel, Sodom, Metal Church, Voivod, Grave Digger, Hellion, List of speed metal bands, Sex Machineguns, Turbo, Pretty Maids, Kat, Seven Kingdoms, Exciter, Raven, Pokolg p, Powerglove, Heathen, Alcatrazz, Cruise, Rage, Tokyo Yankees, Agony, Helstar, Powermad, Running Wild, Omen, Heller, Lionsheart, Intruder, Angel Dust, Reverend, Jikuu Kaizoku Seven Seas, Bulldozer, Savage Grace, Znowhite, Hanging Garden, Ultimatum, SEX -virgin killer-, Cacophony, Metalucifer, Razor, Salamandra, Temple of Blood, Stormwarrior, Nadima?, Trauma, Malice, Avenger of Blood, Hawaii, Bombarder, Iron Angel, Swarm, Cranium, Grinder. Excerpt: Megadeth is an 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. The band line-up of Megadeth has been changed several times, due partly to the band's notorious substance abuse problems. From 1983 to 2002 - and as of February 8, 2010 - Mustaine and Ellefson are the only original members of the band, with Mustaine being the only constant member. After finding sobriety and securing a stable line-up, Megadeth went on to release a string of platinum and gold albums, including the platinum-selling landmark...

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