Megaforce Records

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Megaforce Records
Logo megaforce.png
Founded 1982 (1982)
Founder Jon Zazula, Marsha Zazula
Status Active
Distributor(s) Sony Music Entertainment / RED Distribution
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal, alternative metal, punk rock, alternative rock
Country of origin United States
Location New York City
Official website

Megaforce Records is an American independent record label which was founded in 1982 by Jon and Marsha Zazula to publish the first works of Metallica. It has offices in New York and Philadelphia. The label is distributed in the United States by Sony Music Entertainment/RED Distribution. It was distributed by Atlantic Records in the United States from 1987 to 1991 while Anthrax's recordings from 1985 to 1991 were marketed by Island Records.

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

The U.S. corporate office for Megaforce Records is located in New York City.

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