Megadeth began in 1983 with its roots in thrash metal, a genre that its founder, singer/songwriter and guitarist Dave Mustaine helped pioneer. Mustaine's musical roots began early on listening to AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, and took form in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal when he joined Metallica in 1982. Megadeth emerged in 1985 at the forefront of the thrash/speed metal scene with their seminal debut "Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good", and continued on a blistering path of albums and tours throughout the decade. The nickname "world's state-of-the-art speed metal band" and the critic-coined "intelligent metal" were often used to describe Megadeth's sound, referring to Mustaine's niche for angry, witty, intelligent lyrics about topics like politics, drugs and war, fused with aggressive, intricate guitar structures and a jazz-influenced rhythm section.

The 90's saw a change in Megadeth's sound with the polished and commercial "Countdown To Extinction" album, which skyrocketed them into multi-platinum success and MTV stardom. The incorporation of this new sound would be a trademark of every release to come, and would eventually earn them 9 Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance and 7 platinum certifications.

After a brief hiatus early in the 2000's, Mustaine triumphantly returned with a comeback album, a heavy metal festival called Gigantour and a new display of prodigious musicians to back him. The band's legacy continues with 2009's critically acclaimed "Endgame", which debuted at #9 on the Billboard charts and 2010's multi-platinum "The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" featuring the "Big Four" of 1980's thrash metal — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.

Megadeth's 13th studio album, "TH1RT3EN" was released on November 1, 2011 debuting at position #1 on The Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart and #11 on the Billboard 200. The album was recorded at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K. Megadeth's 14th studio album is in the works and is tentatively due for release in early 2013.

KYNG originated in January of 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. by bassist Tony Castañeda, singer/guitarist Eddie Veliz, and drummer Pepe Clarke Magaña. The three decided to come together and start a project that could incorporate all of their musical influences into one sound; that sound was a combination of classic rock fortified with modern, hard rock styles creating the new sound of California heavy music. KYNG drew inspiration from legendary bands such as Black Sabbath, Pantera, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, and The Who; combined them with modern influences as diverse as Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Down; and evolved, from a very heavy and aggressive proposition, into a unique, universally appealing rock sound with heavy intonations. "We decided to form a band that would be able to take the shape and form of anything on the scene to maintain a cross-over ability and ended up with a sound that does exactly that." KYNG's purpose is to be the next big band with appeal to a vast audience, but reaching our demographic through the heavier side of the commercial spectrum; breaking new ground using classic vocals of rock meshed with powerful guitar riffs and a versatile and aggressive rhythm section. KYNG's drive and desire to succeed will undoubtedly continue to take their music to new levels which will showcase their ability to evolve with the market, but never lose their identity.

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