Megadeth discography

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Megadeth discography
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Megadeth performing at Metalmania in 2008
Studio albums15
Live albums5
Compilation albums6
Video albums10
Music videos44
EPs1
Singles49

American thrash metal band Megadeth has released fifteen studio albums, five live albums, six compilation albums, one EP, forty-nine singles, ten video albums, and forty-four music videos. After he was fired from Metallica in 1983, guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth along with bassist Dave Ellefson, guitarist Greg Handevidt, and drummer Dijon Carruthers. The band toured and gained a following, signing with the independent label Combat Records in late 1984.[1] Megadeth's debut album Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! (1985), sold very well for an independent release, and the group attracted the attention of major record labels.[1] By the end of the year, the group signed with Capitol Records. Megadeth's first major-label album, Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?, was released in 1986.

Before the recording of the band's third album, Mustaine fired Poland and Samuelson; they were replaced by Jeff Young and Chuck Behler, respectively. The new lineup debuted on So Far, So Good... So What! in early 1988. Later that year, Mustaine fired Young and Behler and replaced them with guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza. This lineup recorded Megadeth's fourth album, Rust in Peace, which was released in late 1990. The singles "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" and "Hangar 18" reached the top 30 in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Megadeth's most commercially successful album, Countdown to Extinction (1992), peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and was the band's first record to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[1] Megadeth's biggest hit single is "Symphony of Destruction", which peaked at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and in the top 15 in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Youthanasia (1994) peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200, and like its predecessor, it was certified platinum by the RIAA.[1] The singles "Train of Consequences" and "A Tout le Monde", reached the top 30 on the US Mainstream Rock chart. The following year Megadeth released Hidden Treasures, an EP that featured previously released non-album tracks, including soundtrack and compilation songs. Cryptic Writings (1997) peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, and became the group's sixth consecutive studio album to be certified platinum in the US.[1] The release scored the band's highest-charting single to date, "Trust", which peaked at number 5 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Later that year, Menza left the band and was replaced by drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. The following year, Risk was released, and was a critical and commercial failure. In 2000, Friedman left Megadeth and was replaced by guitarist Al Pitrelli. After signing with Sanctuary Records, the group debuted their new lineup on The World Needs a Hero (2001).[1] In early 2002, Mustaine suffered several injuries, which led him to announce in a press release that Megadeth had disbanded.[2]

In 2004, Megadeth reunited and released The System Has Failed. Although intended to be a solo album by Mustaine, outstanding contractual obligations with the band's European label EMI forced him to release one more album under the "Megadeth" name.[3] The following three studio albums (released through Roadrunner Records), United Abominations (2007), Endgame (2009), and Thirteen (2011) peaked at number 8, number 9, and number 11, respectively, on the Billboard 200.[4] Megadeth's studio album, Super Collider, was released in 2013 through Mustaine's label Tradecraft. It debuted at number 6 on the Billboard chart, becoming the band's highest-charting album since 1994's Youthanasia.[5] Megadeth's latest studio album, Dystopia was released January 22, 2016. On 12 February 2017 "Dystopia" won the "best metal performance" category at the 59th Grammy Awards making this the band's first Grammy win after 11 nominations.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[4]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
CAN
[8]
DEN
[9]
FIN
[10]
FRA
[11]
GER
[12]
JPN
[13]
NLD
[14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! 169 84 35 35 149
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
  • Released: September 19, 1986
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
76 182
So Far, So Good... So What!
  • Released: January 19, 1988
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
28 40
[21]
5 57 51 37 28 18
Rust in Peace
  • Released: September 24, 1990
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
23 47 70
[22]
19 29 72 34 29 8
Countdown to Extinction
  • Released: July 14, 1992
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
2 14 12 25
[24]
5 18 6 45 10 16 5
Youthanasia
  • Released: October 31, 1994
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
4 9 26 11
[26]
2 13 11 20 4 32 6
Cryptic Writings
  • Released: June 17, 1997
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
10 43 30 17 5 2 14 22 7 48 15 45 38
Risk
  • Released: August 31, 1999
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
16 34 14 8 8 37 38 11 39 17 29
The World Needs a Hero
  • Released: May 15, 2001
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
16 72 59 20 23 28 36 17 80 38 94 45
The System Has Failed
  • Released: September 14, 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD, LP
18 57 43 10 38 12 28 29 15 32 14 57 60
United Abominations
  • Released: May 14, 2007
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, LP
8 23 17 5 22 2 40 28 9 49 15 38 23
Endgame
  • Released: September 9, 2009
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, LP
9 11 22 4 19 7 28 21 16 22 17 32 24
Thirteen
  • Released: November 1, 2011
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • Format: CD, LP
11 13 28 8 39 8 49 25 11 42 18 23 34
Super Collider
  • Released: June 4, 2013
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, LP
6 28 26 4 22 4 43 24 12 36 15 21 22
Dystopia
  • Released: January 22, 2016
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, LP
3 6 14 3 3 39 10 16 25 19 7 11
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart Certifications
US
[4]
BEL
[27]
CAN
[28]
FIN
[29]
FRA
[11]
MEX
[30]
NLD
[14]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
Rude Awakening
  • Released: March 19, 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD, CS
115 100 93 129
That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
  • Released: September 4, 2007
  • Label: Image
  • Format: CD
Rust in Peace Live 161 96 72 83
The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria
(with Slayer, Metallica and Anthrax)
  • Released: October 15, 2010
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD
73 1 31 75 63 1
Countdown to Extinction: Live
  • Released: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Tradecraft/Universal
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart Certifications
US
[4]
FIN
[29]
JPN
[13]
NZ
[34]
UK
[17]
Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years
  • Released: October 24, 2000
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CS
66 26 41 185
Still Alive... and Well?
  • Released: September 10, 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: CD
Greatest Hits: Back to the Start
  • Released: June 28, 2005
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
65 21 47
Warchest
  • Released: October 9, 2007
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD+DVD
36
Anthology: Set the World Afire
  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD
Icon
  • Released: February 25, 2014
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD
Warheads on Foreheads
  • Released: March 22, 2019[35]
  • Label: Capitol
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart Certifications
US AUS FIN NOR
[36]
Rusted Pieces
  • Released: April 1991
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: VHS
3
[37]
Exposure of a Dream
  • Released: November 3, 1992
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: VHS
25
[38]
Evolver: The Making of Youthanasia
  • Released: May 2, 1995
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: VHS
13
[39]
Behind the Music
  • Released: October 16, 2001
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: DVD
23
[40]
Rude Awakening
  • Released: April 9, 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Format: DVD
2
[41]
8
[42]
Arsenal of Megadeth
  • Released: March 21, 2006
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: DVD
6
[43]
5
[44]
1
[45]
That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
  • Released: March 6, 2007
  • Label: Image
  • Format: DVD
12 6 1 10
Rust in Peace Live
  • Released: October 15, 2010
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: DVD, BD
2 3 4
The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria
(with Slayer, Metallica and Anthrax)
  • Released: October 29, 2010
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: DVD, BD
1
[46]
  • US: 2× Platinum[18]
Countdown to Extinction: Live
  • Released: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Tradecraft/Universal
  • Format: DVD, BD
4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

EPs[edit]

Title EP details Peak chart Certifications
US
[4]
JPN
[13]
UK
[17]
Hidden Treasures
  • Released: July 18, 1995
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD
90 13 28

Singles[edit]

Song Year Peak chart Album
US
[4]
US
Main.

[4]
AUS
[6]
CAN
[47]
FIN
[48]
IRL
[49]
NZ
[34]
UK
[17]
"Wake Up Dead" 1986 65 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
"Peace Sells"
"Mary Jane" 1988 46 46 So Far, So Good... So What!
"Anarchy in the U.K." 13 45
"In My Darkest Hour"
"Hook in Mouth"
"Liar" 1989
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" 48 12 7 13 Shocker and Hidden Treasures
"Holy Wars... The Punishment Due" 1990 10 12 24 Rust in Peace
"Hangar 18" 1991 29 25 26
"Foreclosure of a Dream" 1992 30 19 Countdown to Extinction
"Symphony of Destruction" 71 29 58 91 12 14 15 15
"Skin o' My Teeth" 1993 11 13
"Sweating Bullets" 27 18 26
"Crown of Worms" 1994 Non-album single
"Train of Consequences" 29 8 22 Youthanasia
"À Tout le Monde" 1995 31 12
"Angry Again" 18 Hidden Treasures
"99 Ways to Die" 23
"Trust" 1997 5 Cryptic Writings
"Almost Honest" 8
"Use the Man" 1998 15
"A Secret Place" 19
"Crush 'Em" 1999 6 Risk
"Breadline" 6
"Insomnia" 26
"Kill the King" 2001 21 Capitol Punishment
"Moto Psycho" 22 The World Needs a Hero
"Dread and the Fugitive Mind"
"Die Dead Enough" 2004 21 The System Has Failed
"Of Mice and Men" 2005 39
"The Scorpion"
"Gears of War" 2006 United Abominations
"À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)"[A] 2007
"Sleepwalker"[A]
"Washington Is Next!"
"Never Walk Alone... A Call to Arms"
"Head Crusher" 2009 Endgame
"The Right to Go Insane" 2010 38
"44 Minutes"
"Sudden Death" Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
"Never Dead" 2011 Thirteen
"Public Enemy No. 1" 28
"Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" 2012
"Super Collider" 2013 Super Collider
"Fatal Illusion" 2015 Dystopia
"The Threat Is Real"
"Dystopia" 2016 28
"Post-American World" 36

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)[50]
1986 "Peace Sells" Robert Longo
1987 "Wake Up Dead" Penelope Spheeris
1988 "In My Darkest Hour"
"Anarchy in the U. K." David Mackie
1989 "No More Mr. Nice Guy" Penelope Spheeris
1990 "Holy Wars… The Punishment Due" Benjamin Stokes, Eric Zimmerman
"Hangar 18" Paul Boyington
1991 "Go to Hell" Eric Zimmerman, Eric Koziol
1992 "Foreclosure of a Dream" Jeff Richter
"High Speed Dirt" Eric Zimmerman, Eric Koziol
"Symphony of Destruction" Wayne Isham
"Skin o' My Teeth" Eric Zimmerman, Eric Koziol
1993 "99 Ways to Die" Wayne Isham
"Sweating Bullets"
1994 "A Tout le Monde" Justin Keith
"Reckoning Day" Jerry Behrens
"Angry Again" Wayne Isham
"Train of Consequences"
1997 "Trust" Liz Friedlander
"Almost Honest" Scott Richter
1998 "A Secret Place" Kyle LaBreche
1999 "Insomnia" Len Wiseman[51]
"Crush 'Em"
2000 "Breadline" John Richards[52]
2001 "Moto Psycho" Nathan Cox[53]
2004 "Die Dead Enough" Thomas Mignone[54]
2005 "Of Mice and Men" Michael Sarna[55]
"Kill the King" Dave Mustaine
2006 "Coming Home" Michael Sarna
2007 "Blackmail the Universe"
"À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)" Aggressive[56]
"Never Walk Alone… A Call to Arms" Labworks[57]
2009 "Head Crusher" Patrick Kendall[58][59]
2010 "The Right to Go Insane" Bill Fishman[60][61]
2011 "Public Enemy No. 1" Kevin McVey
2012 "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" Cody Calahan
2013 "Super Collider" Robby Starbuck
2014 "Back In The Day" Jody "XDude" Hatton
2015 "The Threat is Real" Blair Underwood[62]
2016 "Dystopia"
"Poisonous Shadows"
"Post American World"
"Conquer Or Die"
2018 "Lying In State" Leo Liberti

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

General
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