Megaforce Records is an American independent record label founded in 1982 by Jon Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula to release the first works of Metallica, and devoted primarily to hard rock and heavy metal. It has offices in New York City (where the corporate office is located) and Philadelphia. The label currently is distributed in the United States by The Orchard and Sony Music internationally, having previously been distributed by Atlantic Records while Anthrax's recordings from 1985 to 1991 were marketed by Island Records.

Megaforce Records
Founded1982 (1982)
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] Her husband Jon died a year later, on February 1, 2022, at the age of 69.[3]

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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. ^ "JON ZAZULA, Co-Founder of Legendary Metal Label MEGAFORCE RECORDS, Dies At 69". February 1, 2022. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  4. ^ "Eat Pray Thug by Heems on Apple Music". iTunes. 10 March 2015.

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