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Metallica, Raven, Anthrax, Overkill, and more react to death of Megaforce co-founder Jon Zazula

Posted by on February 2, 2022

  Metallica, Raven, Anthrax, Overkill, and more have since paid a tribute to Megaforce Records co-founder Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula, who passed away yesterday (1st). Zazula reportedly died from complications of the rare neuropathic disorder chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteopenia. It was also reported, the 69-year-old passed away […]

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Legendary Megaforce co-founder Jon Zazula has passed away

Posted by on February 1, 2022

  We are saddened to report Megaforce Records co-founder Jon Zazula has passed away. According to Variety, Zazula passed away earlier today (1st) surrounded by his brother, daughters, granddaughters, and friends. He became a legend who launched the iconic label, which brought us Metallica’s debut album, Kill ‘Em All, along with many renowned artists, including […]

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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, […]

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Jon Zazula on Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ “It was the greatest thing since sliced bread”

Posted by on November 21, 2019

Jon Zazula is known for taking risks. He surpassed working the 9-5 and accomplished a career many only dream about. Zazula went from owning a record store, Rock’n Roll Heaven, to building Megaforce Records in 1982. This, of course, led to signing Metallica. However, the label also brought on bands including Anthrax, Raven, Testament, and […]

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson launches EMP Records, announces new signing

Posted by on October 7, 2015

Megadeth’s bassist David Ellefson recently announced the launch of his own label, EMP Records. The label is an imprint of Megaforce, home of bands like Anthrax and Bad Brains. Along with the announced, the label already signed the first band in its roster, teenage ‘glitter punk’ outfit, Doll Skin. Ellefson said about the signing: When I was […]

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Tomorrow at CMJ! Scott Ian screening, Incite, ’68, Black Crown Initiate, Toothgrinder showcase

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Don’t forget, tomorrow, is Metal Insider day at CMJ! Things will be starting off at 3pm at Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY) with a free screening of Scott Ian’s spoken word DVD/CD, Swearing Words in Glasgow. You’ve already probably gotten to hear Ian talk about the first time he ever got drunk (at […]

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Metal Insider hosting free screening of Scott Ian’s ‘Swearing Words in Glasgow DVD

Posted by on October 1, 2014

Yesterday, we announced our CMJ Metal Insider 2014 showcase, taking place on Wednesday, October 22nd at The Wick in Brooklyn. Turns out that’s only half of what we’re up to! Metal Insider is proud to announce that in conjunction with Megaforce Records, we’ll be presenting an exclusive screening of Scott Ian’s Swearing Words In Glasgow DVD. […]

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New management company Breaking Bands headed by Chuck Billy, Jon and Marsha Zazula, Maria Ferrero

Posted by on February 26, 2014

What do you get when you combine veterans of the metal industry with the logo for Breaking Bad? A management company, apparently. Breaking Bands LLC is a new management company that consists of Chuck Billy of Testament,  Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero,  and former Megaforce Records and Crazed Management owners Jon and Marsha Zazula. Safe to say this company is made up […]

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Brian Posehn’s Top 5: Favorite Bands

Posted by on July 22, 2013

Comedian Brian Posehn is a well-known metalhead. Hell, if the fact he released two albums via Relapse Records wasn’t enough, he also working on a metal comedy album with Scott Ian of Anthrax! So considering how big of a presence metal has in Posehn’s life, we thought we’d ask him what five bands had the […]

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Audio Samples Of Philip Anselmo’s Solo Album Leaks Online

Posted by on June 6, 2013

We’ve already heard two songs off of Philip (H.) Anselmo’s debut solo album Walk Through Exits Only. But in case that wasn’t enough to hold you off till July 16, audio samples of the entire album have made its way online. 30 second samples of each song off of the Down/ex-Pantera frontman’s album can be […]

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