Menza Madness

This is the official website of Nick Menza, acclaimed drummer of the 1990s heavy metal rock band Megadeth. Hear your heart beat loudly to the beat of the drums. Free your mind from worries, turn the volume up,  bang your drums out loud, rock on and jam with Nick Menza!  

This website will take you through the thrilling ups and  grueling lows of Nick Menza’s career, back  when he was starting as a musician to the time when he joined the thrash metal band Megadeth, their successes and his shocking dismissal from the band, his struggles and attempts for a comeback, and finally finding his rightful place in the rock industry. The Menza Jamz features songs, albums, and videos featuring Nick Menza back in his Megadeth days and beyond. 

Nick Menza is a musician through and through. His dismissal from Megadeth did not stop him from creating upbeat and lively music with much complexity and technical style. Such was his renowned contribution to Megadeth’s success which led musical critics to acknowledge his talents by nominating him five times as the best drummer in the prestigious Grammy Awards. 

After successfully making a comeback in the rock metal music industry, Nick Menza has collaborated with various bands such as Orphaned to Hatred, Mindstreem, Ci2i, and eventually formed his own band called Deltanaut. Deltanaut is composed of some of his former bandmates Darwin Ballard on bass, Christopher Grady and Colin Reid on guitars, and Brian Williams on lead vocals. They have since released a digital extended playing album with five songs which was produced by RoyZ Music. Indeed, you cannot put a good man down especially one with such talent as Nick Menza. The music industry will always have a place for him. 

Check out this website for announcements of  Nick Menza’s tours and shows. He is set to perform with Metal All Stars performers and they will be going all over the United States and Europe to relive the classic rock metal music. The line up for the Metal All Stars is composed of Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde, U.D.O. and Ex-Accept’s Udo Dirkschneider, Venom’s Cronos, Sepultura and Soulfly’s Max Cavalera, and many more. Now, if does that not make you excited, you are not a true blooded rock metal fanatic. The group promises an interesting and thrilling tour and you surely would not want to miss this for anything in the world. There is just so much in store for Nick Menza fans! He also has an upcoming book which is entitled Megalife: Countdown to Resurrection. Nick Menza merchandise are also available in our online store which you can access here. 

In the meantime, turn up the volume while you doing your garage door installation in Michigan and enjoy Nick Menza’s music and videos which are all available on this site.  Listen to their Megadeth albums Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, Hidden Treasures, Cryptic Writings, Capitol Punishment, Arsenal of Megadeth, Warchest, and Anthology: Set The World Afire. Nick Menza’s solo album is also available here as well as his collaboration with Nativity in Black, Tribute to Black Sabbath. And that, our dear friends, is such a treat in itself! Rock on! 



Nick Menza’s book entitled “Megalife: Countdown to Resurrection” will soon be released. This was co-written by J. Craig who spent over a year living with Nick Menza in his California home to be able to get to know this oftentimes private and known to be a very proud man better. This book is much awaited by metal rock enthusiasts and fans throughout the music industry as everyone seems to be very curious about the life of the very talented and probably one of the most controversial drummers in metal thrash history. When asked about the content of the book, J. Craig said it was all about Nick Menza’s story from the heights of rock and roll success and stardom, how he was able to reach his dreams and see them shattered. For Nick Menza, he said that his book was about rising from the obstacles and challenges of a musician’s life. 

During the press conference, it was obvious that Nick did not want to talk about how he was discharged from the band Megadeth but he reassured us that he told everything in his book. “Well, it’s pretty much obvious since they are in the title. I had to talk about them,” he said. Menza also recalled his struggles after he was released from the band such as his injuries and accidents which made it difficult for him to stage a comeback in the music industry. “It seemed like I was jinxed,” he said with a laugh. “But really, that is the essence of this book. I wanted to share my experiences so that people will realize that there is life after all of the storms. You are not always going to be on top. What is important is that you get up each time life puts you down. And that is what I tried my best to do.” 

Watch out for Nick Menza’s book. It promises to be an interesting and exciting story.