Countdown to Extinction

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Countdown to Extinction
Studio album by Megadeth
Released July 6, 1992
Recorded January 6 – April 28, 1992 at The Enterprise in Burbank, California
Genre Heavy metal, thrash metal
Length 47:26
Language English
Label Capitol
Producer Max Norman, Dave Mustaine
Megadeth chronology
Rust in Peace
(1990)
Countdown to Extinction
(1992)
Youthanasia
(1994)

Countdown to Extinction is the fifth studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. Countdown to Extinction was released on July 6, 1992. It was released through Capitol Records. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and sold 128,000 copies in the first week.[1]

The album was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 1993 Grammy Awards.[2] The title track won the Humane Society's Genesis Award for raising awareness for animal rights issues.[3]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Skin o' My Teeth"   Dave Mustaine Mustaine 3:14
2. "Symphony of Destruction"   Mustaine Mustaine 4:05
3. "Architecture of Aggression"   Mustaine Mustaine, David Ellefson 3:38
4. "Foreclosure of a Dream"   Mustaine, Ellefson Mustaine 4:21
5. "Sweating Bullets"   Mustaine Mustaine 5:27
6. "This Was My Life"   Mustaine Mustaine 3:43
7. "Countdown to Extinction"   Mustaine, Ellefson, Nick Menza Mustaine, Marty Friedman 4:17
8. "High Speed Dirt"   Mustaine, Ellefson Mustaine 4:21
9. "Psychotron"   Mustaine Mustaine 4:41
10. "Captive Honour"   Mustaine, Ellefson Friedman, Menza 4:14
11. "Ashes in Your Mouth"   Mustaine Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson, Menza 6:10

2004 Bonus Tracks[change | change source]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
12. "Crown of Worms"   Mustaine, Sean Harris Mustaine 3:17
13. "Countdown to Extinction" (demo) Mustaine, Ellefson, Menza Mustaine, Friedman 3:55
14. "Symphony of Destruction" (demo) Mustaine Mustaine 5:29
15. "Psychotron" (demo) Mustaine Mustaine 5:28

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