Megaforce Records

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Megaforce Records
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Founded1982 (1982)
FounderJon Zazula, Marsha Zazula
Distributor(s)Independent (1982-1985); Atlantic Records (1985-1988); Island Records (1989-1993); Discos CBS - Epic Records - ARC (1993-2000); RED Distribution (since 2000-) and Sony Music (since 1993-).
GenreHeavy metal, thrash metal, rock, hardcore punk
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew York City

Megaforce Records is an American independent record label founded in 1982 by Jon Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula to publish the first works of Metallica. It has offices in New York City (where the corporate office is located) and Philadelphia. The label is distributed in the United States by RED Distribution, having previously been distributed by Atlantic Records from 1982 to 1987 while Anthrax' recordings from 1988 to 1993 were marketed by Island Records.

Megaforce artists that have appeared on the Billboard Top 200 chart include Metallica, Blue October, Anthrax, Overkill, Testament, Mushroomhead, Ministry, Bad Brains and Meat Puppets. The Black Crowes and Meat Puppets have both received various RIAA certifications in the US.

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  1. ^ "Eat Pray Thug by Heems on Apple Music".

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