Megaforce Records

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Megaforce Records
Logo megaforce.png
Founded 1982 (1982)
Founder Jon Zazula, Marsha Zazula
Distributor(s) Independent

Atlantic Records

Island Records

Discos CBS

Epic Records


RED Distribution
(since 2000-)

Sony Music
(since 1993-)
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal, rock, hardcore punk
Country of origin U.S.
Location New York City
Official website

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 while Anthrax' 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, 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.

Artists (current and former)

Heavy metal artists

Other artists


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

External links

  • Official website

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