Chris Poland (born as Christopher Poland) is a jazz - fusion guitar player. He started playing in high school in Dunkirk, NY (WNY)in the rock/jazz band called Welkin. 1977-1982 the fusion band the New Yorkers and is mostly known for playing in the speed metal band Megadeth between 1984 and 1987.
Chris recorded two albums with Megadeth; Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (1985) and Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?(1986). After leaving Megadeth, Chris was successfully treated for substance abuse and joined punk rock legends The Circle Jerks as a bass player. Just before recording his solo album Return to Metalopolis (1990), a fusion/metal record for Enigma Records, Chris turned down what would be the first of two offers to rejoin Megadeth. Damn The Machine, Mumbo's Brain, Nothing if Not and Chasing the Sun were some of Chris' other projects in the mid to late 90's.
His current project is a band called OHM, consisting of himself, bassist Robertino Pagliari and drummer Kofi Baker. Live on KPFK is a live studio recording that really showscases this formidable jazz-fusion trio at its best.
In a surprise turn in 2004, Poland was contracted to perform guitar solos on the Megadeth record The System Has Failed.
Poland also performed a solo on the instrumental title-track on the Lamb of God album Ashes of the Wake that begins at 3:45 and ends at 4:15.