Marsha Zazula, who co-founded Megaforce Records , passed away January 10 2021 at the age of 68. Jon Zazula spoke to Jimmy Kay on the phone ( from The Metal Voice) on January 12 2021 and he said, " Marsha died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. She was so loved by everyone."
The Metal Voice sends our sincere condolences to the Zazula family.
Watch a rare interview with The Metal Voice with Marsha in 2020
We would like to share this interview clip as a tribute to Marsha. For the world to remember what an intelligent, kind, supportive and funny person she was. She was 'The Godmother of Heavy Metal'
Marsha and Jonny's daughter Rikki Zazula confirmed her mother's passing, writing in a Facebook post: "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."
Megaforce Records is widely credited for launching the career of METALLICA by releasing the band's first two albums, 1983's "Kill 'Em All" and 1984's "Ride The Lightning", before METALLICA landed a major label deal with Elektra. Megaforce's roster has also included such artists as ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, Ace Frehley, MINISTRY, KING'S X, STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH and RAVEN.
Photo Credit Zazula family archives