Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman and songwriter Dave Mustaine. Formed in 1983 following Mustaine's departure from Metallica, the band has since released eleven studio albums, six live albums, two EPs, and two compilations. As a pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the mid 1980s, but were plagued by constant lineup changes, due partly to Mustaine's and fellow band members' notorious substance abuse problems. After finding sobriety and securing a stable lineup, Megadeth went on to release a string of platinum and gold albums from 1986-1997, including the Grammy nominated, double-platinum Countdown to Extinction in 1992. Megadeth disbanded in 2002 after Mustaine suffered a severe nerve injury to his left arm, but following extensive physical therapy, Mustaine reformed the band in 2004 and released The System Has Failed, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, followed by United Abominations in 2007, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Official website: http://www.megadeth.com/

Discography, 14 albums

Killing is My Business - 1985
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying ? - 1986
So Far, So Good... So What ! - 1988
Rust in Peace - 1990
Countdown to Extinction - 1992
Youthanasia - 1994
Hidden Treasures - 1995
Cryptic Writings - 1997
Risk - 1999
Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years - 2000
The World Needs a Hero - 2001
The System Has Failed - 2004
United Abominations - 2007
That One Night - Live In Buenos Aires - 2007

Non-album songs