Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. A pioneer of the American thrash metal scene, the band is credited as one of the genre's "big four" with Anthrax, Metallica and Slayer, responsible for thrash metal's development and popularization. Megadeth plays in a technical style, featuring fast rhythm sections and complex arrangements. Themes of death, war, politics and religion are prominent in the group's lyrics.
Links To Peel
Peel played the band's cover of the Sex Pistols Anarchy In The U.K. on his 09 February 1988 show, however it is very unlikely that he would have played any of the other band's material, whose thrash metal music was predominantly played on either Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show or Alan Freeman's Saturday Rock Show in the late 80's and early 90's.
- 09 February 1988: Anarchy In The U.K. (7") Capitol
- 20 February 1988 (Radio Bremen): Anarchy In The U.K. (7") Capitol