Tag Archives: MEGADETH



SLAYER (1981–PRESENT). Tom Araya (vocals/bass), Kerry King (guitar), Jeff Hanneman (guitar), Dave Lombardo (drums, replaced by Paul Bostaph, John Dette, Lombardo again). Slayer are one of the key bands of the thrash metal scene and have been considered by some critics to be categorized in either the black or death metal scenes as well. Slayer are certainly one of the more ferocious and dark bands of the eighties and their music’s obsession with death, darkness, the satanic, and evil made them Read more [...]


MEGADETH (1983–PRESENT). Dave Mustaine (vocals, guitar), Matt Kisselstein (bass, replaced by David Ellefson), Lee Rausch (drums, replaced by Gar Samuelson, Chuck Behler, Nick Menza, Jimmy Degrasso, Vinnie Colaiuta, Shawn Drover). Megadeth is one of the longest lasting of the speed/thrash metal bands of the early eighties, and although lead singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine has grown in talent, the essential Megadeth formula has not. They started in 1983, after Mustaine’s acrimonious and bitter Read more [...]