Metal community respond to death of Megaforce Records co-founder Marsha Zazula

Posted by on January 11, 2021


We are saddened to hear about Marsha Zazula’s passing. The co-founder of Megaforce Records died yesterday (10th) at the age of 68. The news was confirmed by Marsha’s and her husband Jonny Z’s daughter, Rikki, who shared the news in the below Facebook message:


“RIP Mom April 21, 1952 -January 10, 2021 Your love, Your strength, Your memory and Your music has changed lives and will continue to FOREVER.”



Marsha co-founded Megaforce records in 1983 with her husband, Jonny Z, which kickstarted Metallica’s career releasing 1983’s Kill ‘Em All and 1984’s Ride The Lightning. Megaforce has worked with a number of artists including, Anthrax, Testament, Raven, Overkill, and Ace Frehley, to name a few.


Metallica, Anthrax, Overkill, Venom Inc, are among those who have responded to Marsha’s passing on social media:



Our thoughts go out to Marsha’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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