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Megaforce Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Megaforce Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Megaforce Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Megaforce Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Megaforce Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Megaforce Records.

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  • 1

    Ace Frehley

    Glam metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsAce Frehley, Anomaly, Frehley's Comet, Second Sighting, Trouble Walkin'

    Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (; born April 27, 1951) is an American musician and songwriter best known as the original lead guitarist, occasional lead vocalist and co-founding member of the rock band...  more

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  • 2


    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    AlbumsAmong the Living, Fistful of Metal, Spreading the Disease, Sound of White Noise, Persistence of Time

    Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group was considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene during...  more

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  • 3

    Bad Brains

    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    AlbumsGod of Love, I Against I, Bad Brains, Rise, Rock for Light

    Bad Brains are an American rock band formed in Washington, D.C. in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk, though the band's members have objected to this term to...  more

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  • 4

    Blue Cheer

    Noise rock, Blues-rock

    AlbumsVincebus Eruptum, Blue Cheer, Dining with the Sharks, New! Improved!, The Original Human Being

    Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a...  more

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  • 5

    Bobby Gustafson

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal
    Robert Wayne "Bobby" Gustafson is an American guitarist, best known as a member of the New York based thrash metal band Overkill....  more
  • 6

    Cliff Burton

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal
    Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until his...  more

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  • 7


    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsTransnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes, and Undeniable Truths, Clutch, Blast Tyrant

    Clutch is an American rock band from Germantown, Maryland. Since its formation in 1991, the band line-up has included Tim Sult (lead guitar), Dan Maines (bass), Jean-Paul Gaster (drums), and Neil...  more

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  • 8


    Horror punk, Doom metal

    AlbumsDanzig III: How the Gods Kill, Danzig II: Lucifuge, Danzig, Thrall: Demonsweatlive, The Lost Tracks of Danzig

    Danzig is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey. The band is the musical outlet for singer-songwriter Glenn Danzig, preceded by the horror punk bands the Misfits and...  more

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  • 9

    Das Racist

    Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsRelax, Sit Down, Man

    Das Racist was an American alternative hip hop group based in Brooklyn, New York City, composed of MCs Himanshu Suri and Victor Vazquez and hype man Ashok Kondabolu. Known for their use of humor,...  more
  • 10

    Dave Felton

    Nu metal, Industrial metal
    Gravy is an American guitarist who is best known as a former member in the Cleveland, Ohio-based industrial/alternative metal band Mushroomhead. He currently plays in another Cleveland-based heavy...  more
  • 11


    Thrash metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsHeavy Metal Maniac, Violence & Force, Unveiling the Wicked, Long Live the Loud, Kill After Kill

    Exciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario. They are widely considered to be one of the first speed metal bands and a seminal influence of the thrash metal genre. Exciter have sold...  more
  • 12


    Rock music, Pop rock

    AlbumsMake Your Mama Proud, The Harsh Light of Day, All the Pain Money Can Buy, Keep Your Wig On, Little White Lies

    Fastball is an American rock band that formed in Austin, Texas in 1995. The band originally called themselves "Magneto U.S.A." but changed their name after signing with Hollywood Records. In 1998,...  more
  • 13


    Nu metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsAll That Remains, Happenstance, Fozzy, Sin and Bones, Chasing the Grail

    Fozzy is an American heavy metal band, formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward. He resides in Tampa, Florida, while the rest of the band live in...  more

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  • 14

    Frehley's Comet

    Glam metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsSecond Sighting, Live+1

    Frehley's Comet was an American rock band formed and led by ex-KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley. The group released two studio albums and one live EP before Frehley left the band to release his 1989...  more
  • 15

    Hank Williams III

    Outlaw country, Americana

    AlbumsStraight to Hell, Damn Right, Rebel Proud, Three Hanks: Men With Broken Hearts, Risin' Outlaw

    Shelton Hank Williams (born December 12, 1972), known as Hank Williams III and Hank 3, is an American musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist, known for his dark style of country music. However,...  more

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  • 16


    Thrash metal, Heavy metal
  • 17

    Jack Kilcoyne

    Nu metal, Industrial metal
    Pig Benis (born Jack Kilcoyne, May 30, 1969) is an American musician, best known for his 17-year tenure with Cleveland, Ohio alternative metal band Mushroomhead. He joined the band in 1995, replacing...  more
  • 18

    James Hetfield

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsI've Always Been Crazy: Tribute to Waylon Jennings

    James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is an American musician and songwriter best known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal...  more

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  • 19

    Jeffrey Hatrix

    Nu metal, Thrash metal

    AlbumsThe New Psychodalia

    Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick May 5, 1963) is the former clean vocalist for American alternative metal and industrial metal band Mushroomhead. His nickname...  more
  • 20

    King's X

    Progressive metal, Rock music

    AlbumsDogman, Ear Candy, Faith Hope Love, XV, Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

    King's X is an American rock band that combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups. Despite a largely underground...  more

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  • 21

    Kirk Hammett

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal
    Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is an American musician who has been lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica since 1983. Before joining Metallica he...  more

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  • 22


    Industrial metal, Rock music

    AlbumsIch hasse Musik, High Mud Leader, Das nächste Album aller Zeiten, Hasenchartbreaker, The Schlechtst of Knorkator

    Knorkator is a German band from Berlin that combines heavy metal with comical elements. They proclaim themselves to be "Germany's most band in the world" (German: "Deutschlands meiste Band der...  more
  • 23


    Pop punk, Glam metal

    AlbumsA Place in the Sun, Atomic, Lit, Tripping the Light Fantastic, Platinum & Gold Collection

    Lit is an American rock band, formed in 1988 in Fullerton, California. They released several singles in the late 1990s and early 2000s including their hits "My Own Worst Enemy, Miserable, Ziplock,...  more

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  • 24

    Living Colour

    Rock music, Experimental rock

    AlbumsVivid, Time’s Up, Stain, Collideøscope, Type

    Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, funk, jazz, hip hop, punk, and alternative...  more

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    #288 of 544 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time#52 of 80 The Best Political Musicians

  • 25

    Lucy Brown

    Funk metal, Funk rock

    AlbumsLucy Brown

    Lucy Brown was a 1990's Washington D.C. area funk-metal band....  more