NewsFebruary 1, 2022 7:59 PM ET1,732 views

Megaforce Records co-founder Jon Zazula dies

Jon Zazula — who co-founded longtime independent record label Megaforce Records with his late wife, Marsha — passed away today (February 1) in Florida surrounded by family, according to Variety. He was 69.

Launched in 1982, Megaforce released the first two Metallica albums, Kill 'Em All (1983) and Ride the Lightning (1984), both of which have since gone Multi-Platinum. Megaforce also helped launch the career of Anthrax, releasing the group's debut album, Fistful of Metal, in 1984.

Megaforce has released music from a slew of other notable metal and rock artists over the past four decades, including Overkill, Ministry, Testament, Bad Brains, and Mercyful Fate.

Marsha Zazula died of cancer in January 2021.


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anonymous 197 days ago


anonymous 197 days ago

RIP man

anonymous 197 days ago

Very cool never who he was until just now. He will always be one of us Todd f*cking Nails

anonymous 197 days ago

All terrible bands. Who cares

anonymous 197 days ago

Metallica is the greatest band of all time.

anonymous 197 days ago

This scum owes Fear Factory millions, I can't wait to piss in his grave. Maybe have an orgy on it. Dino

anonymous 197 days ago

Imagine signing Anthrax with Neil Turbin, then ending up with Belladonna for the bulk of the contract. If that wasn't bad enough, you end up with Scott Ian hanging around Keith Buckley. I would die too

anonymous 196 days ago

No sympathy for skinheads.

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