Megaforce Records

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 Records
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Founded1982 (1982)
FounderJon Zazula, Marsha Zazula

Atlantic Records

Island Records

Discos CBS

Epic Records

RED Distribution
(since 2000–)

Sony Music
(since 1993–)
GenreHeavy metal, thrash metal, rock, hardcore punk
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew York City

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.

Marsha Zazula, the co-founder of Megaforce Records, died of cancer on January 10, 2021 at the age of 68.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Marsha Zazula Dies: Cofounder of Influential Megaforce Records Was 68". 10 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Marsha Zazula, Co-Founder of Metallica's Early Label, Megaforce Records, Dies at 68". Variety. January 10, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Eat Pray Thug by Heems on Apple Music".

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