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, rock, thrash metal, alternative rock
Country of origin United States
Location New York City
Official website www.megaforcerecords.com

Megaforce Records is an American independent record label founded in 1982 by Jon and 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 had previously been distributed by Atlantic Records 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, Blue October, The Black Crowes, 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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