Countdown to Extinction

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Countdown to Extinction
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 6, 1992
RecordedJanuary 6 – April 28, 1992 at The Enterprise in Burbank, California
GenreHeavy metal, thrash metal
ProducerMax Norman, Dave Mustaine
Megadeth chronology
Rust in Peace
Countdown to Extinction

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. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Skin o' My Teeth"  Dave MustaineMustaine 3:14
2. "Symphony of Destruction"  MustaineMustaine 4:05
3. "Architecture of Aggression"  MustaineMustaine, David Ellefson 3:38
4. "Foreclosure of a Dream"  Mustaine, EllefsonMustaine 4:21
5. "Sweating Bullets"  MustaineMustaine 5:27
6. "This Was My Life"  MustaineMustaine 3:43
7. "Countdown to Extinction"  Mustaine, Ellefson, Nick MenzaMustaine, Marty Friedman 4:17
8. "High Speed Dirt"  Mustaine, EllefsonMustaine 4:21
9. "Psychotron"  MustaineMustaine 4:41
10. "Captive Honour"  Mustaine, EllefsonFriedman, Menza 4:14
11. "Ashes in Your Mouth"  MustaineMustaine, Friedman, Ellefson, Menza 6:10

2004 Bonus Tracks[change | change source]

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
12. "Crown of Worms"  Mustaine, Sean HarrisMustaine 3:17
13. "Countdown to Extinction" (demo)Mustaine, Ellefson, MenzaMustaine, Friedman 3:55
14. "Symphony of Destruction" (demo)MustaineMustaine 5:29
15. "Psychotron" (demo)MustaineMustaine 5:28

References[change | change source]

  1. "Between the Bullets". Billboard. 5 July 1997. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  2. "Grammys Show Influence Of Seattle Music". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  3. "Megadeth's Double Platinum 'Countdown to Extinction' Album Remastered And Expanded For 20th Anniversary Edition, To Be Released November 6th By Capitol/EMI". PR Newswire. Retrieved 2014-10-29.