An iconic American metal band, Megadeth from Los Angeles, California is known for creating a whole new genre of thrash metal being an important part of the big four, Metallic, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth responsible for the growing development and popularity of the genre.Though the renowned band received some negative criticism due to their substance abuse issues and frequent arguments between the members, the band has been creating influential music gaining millions of fans in various countries.
The band came into existence in 1983 when leading member, guitarist Dave Mustainea nd bassist, David Ellefson formed the band after Mustaine’s dismissal from Metallica. Their composition has a unique blend of technical style with fast rhythm sections and complex arrangements. The content of their music mainly deals with death, war, politics and religion which are reflected phenomenally through their song lyrics.
The band released its first independent label album in 1985 and soon enough, sold platinum-selling albums, including Rust in Peace and Countdown to Extinction. By 2014, it had sold over 50 million records worldwide with US platinum certification and Grammy nominations and in 2017, Megadeth won its first Grammy Award for the song Dystopia and it seems to be going higher up the ladder with a strong message.
Megadeth Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $24 Million US Dollars
Megadeth has an estimated net worth of $24 million US dollars as of 2017.
Some of the earnings of the band from their albums include:
• Thirteen: $250,000
• United Abominations: $187,500
• Arsenal of Megadeth: $640,000
• Risk: $1,005,000
• Evolver: The Making of Youthanasia: $1,160,000
• Coubtdown to Extinction: $2.4 million
• Rust in Peace: $1.1 million
Lead vocalist Dave Mustaine has a love for British brands and that shows off quite well in his garage. He currently owns:
• A2006 Bentley Continental GT
• A 2006 Mercedes CLS500
• A 2010 Range Rover
• His favourite among the lot is a Hand built Aston Martin
Fellow band member David Ellefson owns a 3000 square feet Scottsdale property which he bought for $310,000 in 1999.
Megadeth Business Model
Megadeth being a band full of talented individuals is promoting the newly defined thrash metal. The band does not have a business of their own but their official site has been operating a successful business. They sell t-shirts, hoodies, caps and much more in the Megadeth store and they also arrange boot camps. Along with being the heart and soul of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine also earns some side change being the manager of Canadian band, Baptized in Blood and has even released his autobiography “Mustaibe: a heavy metal memoir”
Bassist David Ellefson owns Ellefson Coffee Co. which recently opened a brick and mortar shop at Minessota.
Megadeth has achieved a lot of success and commands a cult following throughout the globe. Ever since their inception, this band has been redefining genres and lead man Dave Mustaine has been improvising on the group to never disappoint his fans and keep them guessing. The following list contains such few albums which have inspired generations and created untold stories:
• Killing is My Business … and Business is Good(1985)
• Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying (1986)
• Rust in Peace (1990)
• Countdown to Extinction (1992)
• Youthanasia (1994)
• The World Needs a Hero (2001)
• United Abominations (2007)
• Thirteen (2011)
• Dystopia (2016)
Their soundtracks have been featured in several films and video games as well:
• GTA Vice City
• Mortal Kombat
• Join the Cult
• Universal Soldier
• Guitar Hero
A genre inventing legendary band like Megadeth, like their fan base obviously has a lot of Awards and Nominations to their name. Some of them are as follows:
• 2016 Silver Awards for The Megadeth VR Experience
• A Doris Day Music Award in 1993 for Countdown to Extinction
• In 2017 they won a Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance for “Dystopia”
• In 2011 they won the Livewire Music Awards for Metal Album of the Year(for Thirteen) and Metal Song of the Year(for Public Enemy No. 1)
• Lead member Dave Mustaine won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards as Riff Lord in 2007 and Golden God in 2015
• Mustaine also bagged a Revolver Golden Gods Award in 2009
• They even have a Kerrang! Award
They have won the Grammy Award once, but have been nominated for the prestigious award 12 times and 4 times for the Loud wire Music Awards
The band had released their latest album in 2016 named Dystopia and the American thrash metal band had again successfully impressed their diehard fans. But there is just another great news for the fans. The band has confirmed that they are currently working on a new smashing album and this already got the fans excited. And to mention, the group was looking dashing in black in the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. It seems team has perfectly coordinated for the big night.
They are currently busy with their Dystopia World Tour and undoubtedly the tickets had already sold out in no time. Apart from this, they are performing in Hammersonic Festival in Jakarta, one of the most prestigious festivals of all time. However, if you really want to join your superstars then buy the tickets of the Boot Camp arranged by Megadeth. No doubt, you are going to have the best times of your life. Megadeth has become an integral part of the world of music and we really believe that the talented band shall never cease to exist.