Megadeth: A deep dive into their 1990 album
Megadeth: A deep dive into their 1990 album

Thrashcast Episode 13: Megadeth's "Rust In Peace" from 1990

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Show Notes:

Episode Thirteen: Megadeth Rust In Peace (1990). This Is the fourth studio release from American thrashers Megadeth. As part of the Big 4, the band, hailing from Los Angeles, California joins bands Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer into a grouping of the Thrash genres best acts. Led by the iconoclastic Dave Mustaine, Megadeth was formed after he was kicked out of Metallica.

The band quickly rose to fame after releasing Peace Sells...But Who's Buying in 1986 and have continued to release significant albums in the genre right up until this very day. Rust In Peace was released September 24th, 1990 on Capitol Records and it garnered instant praise from fans and critics. The release also featured new members in guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza.

Rust In Peace bore two blistrering singles in Holy Wars and Hangar 18. and helped the band gain Grammy nominations that same year. The album went certified platinum and garnered widespread critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and Entertainment weekly. The album went on to have a large impact on the genre and is considered a high mark in the band's career given the addition of two new members.

Fun Fact: the lyrical content is filled with references to UFO conspiracies, drug addiction and also references Marvel Comic's the Punisher. The album title was inspired by a bumper sticker that Mustaine saw while driving home Lake Elsinore, California. The sticker read: "May all your nuclear weapons rust in peace".

Kenneth Gallant, HMS

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About the artist(s):

Megadeth is an American thrash metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1983 by vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine. – Wikipedia

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About the author(s):

Kenneth Gallant is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of horrormetalsounds.com. Ken originated the webzine as a column (on another Heavy Metal webzine) that paid homage to horror films incorporating the theme, or a soundtrack, of heavy metal music. Horrormetalsounds.com embodies his passion for horror films, comics and heavy metal music.

Billy K and Jim Harrison are co-creators of the Thrashcast and active music journalists.