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Countdown to Extinction
Countdown to Extinction cover
Studio album by Megadeth
Released July 14, 1992
Recorded Between January 6 and April 28, 1992
Genre Heavy metal
Thrash metal
Speed metal
Length 47:31 (Original)
1:06:25 (Remaster)
Label Combat Records
Capitol Records
Producer Max Norman and Dave Mustaine
Professional reviews
Megadeth chronology
Rust in Peace
(1990)
Countdown to Extinction
(1992)
Youthanasia
(1994)

Countdown to Extinction is the fifth studio album by American Heavy metal band Megadeth, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). It is the band's best-selling album selling over two million copies and achieving Double platinum status. The album also produced the band's biggest hit songs "Symphony of Destruction", "Sweating Bullets", "Skin O' My Teeth" and "Forclosure of a dream". Countdown to Extinction is considered[citation needed] one of the albums that kept Heavy metal in the mainstream in the wake of Grunge and Alternative rock alongside Metallica's Metallica, Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, KISS's Revenge, and Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears in the early 1990s. http://web. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by high speed riffing and aggression. ... Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal[1] [2]. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Max Norman was a record producer and recording engineer in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a large, comprehensive and high quality metadata database about music. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 2. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Rust in Peace is the fourth album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Youthanasia is the sixth studio album by thrash metal band Megadeth, released on November 1, 1994. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Metallica (also known as The Black Album) is the 1991 self-titled 5th studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... Vulgar Display of Power is a groove metal album by heavy metal band Pantera, released on February 25, 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... Revenge is a studio album by Kiss, released in 1992. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... No More Tears is an album by Ozzy Osbourne. ...

Contents

Production and marketing

Countdown to Extinction was the second album featuring the Dave Mustaine/David Ellefson/Nick Menza/Marty Friedman line-up. It was produced by Mustaine and Max Norman at The Enterprise in Burbank, California. It was pre-produced by Ryan Greene. Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... David Ellefson (born November 12, 1964 in Jackson, Minnesota) is a bass guitar player who is best known as a former member of the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Nick Menza (born 23 July 1968 in Munich, Germany) is a drummer best known for his work in Megadeth. ... Marty Friedman (born Martin Adam Friedman, December 8, 1962) is an American guitarist. ... Max Norman was a record producer and recording engineer in the 1980s and 1990s. ... For the community in Santa Clara County, California, see Burbank, Santa Clara County, California. ... Ryan Greene is an American record producer, sound engineer, owner of Crush Recording Studios in Scottsdale, AZ and owner of Altered Vision Mastering. ...


The band's change in musical style meant that many songs on the album follow a more traditional structure, with verses and choruses (unlike many of the band's previous albums). This format change was unpopular with some fans at the album's release, however it turned out to be the band's most commercially successful album.


Like its predecessor, many of the songs on the album have political and military undertones. For example, "Symphony of Destruction" is a song about military dictators, "Architecture of Aggression" focuses on the complexity of military operations, and "Ashes in Your Mouth" concentrates on the negative aftermaths of war ("sweet taste of vindication, it turns to ashes in your mouth"). In a similar vein, "Psychotron" details a merciless cyborg killing machine of the same name, and is based on the Marvel comic book character Deathlok. Other political songs include "Captive Honour", a song about prison and the consequences of crime, "Countdown to Extinction", a song about canned hunts (which many believed was a jab at Metallica frontman James Hetfield and his love for hunting), and "Foreclosure of a Dream", a song that looks at rise and fall of political and economic ideologies, which also includes the infamous 1988 "Read my lips" quote by George H. W. Bush (and on a more personal level, about Ellefson's parents who lost their jobs under the Reagan Administration). The title song "Countdown To Extinction" also won Megadeth the Humane Society of the United States "Genesis Award" for its dealings with issues of animal welfare. This article is about the comic book company. ... For the protagonists of the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse see Dethklok Deathlok (sometimes also referred to as Deathlok the Demolisher) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero, a cyborg, created by Rich Buckler and Doug Moench. ... A canned hunt is essentially a trophy hunt where the customer is guaranteed a kill by the simple expedient of the hosts pre-capturing the animal, and releasing it into an area where the hunter can take a shot at it, such as in a fenced-in area. ... James Alan Hetfield (born 3 August 1963, Downey, California[1]) is the main songwriter (with drummer Lars Ulrich and sometimes guitarist Kirk Hammett), co-founder, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the American thrash/heavy metal band Metallica. ... Bush delivering the famous line at the 1988 convention Read my lips: No new taxes was a famous pledge made by Republican Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Republican convention in his acceptance speech on August 18. ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... President Reagan, with his Cabinet and staff, in the Oval Office (February 4, 1981) Headed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989, the Reagan Administration was conservative, steadfastly anti-Communist and in favor of tax cuts and smaller government. ... HSUS logo The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a Washington, D.C-based animal welfare advocacy group. ... Animal welfare is the viewpoint that animals, especially those under human care, should not suffer. ...


The rest of the songs' undertones are more spread around. "Skin o' My Teeth" is about Mustaine's numerous attempts at suicide but "just couldn't get the fucking job done" as Mustaine said during a 1992 concert. "Sweating Bullets" has been referred to be about Schizophrenia. Before the song is performed, Dave Mustaine tells the audience it's about Schizophrenia and has described it as a song "about me... and me." "This Was My Life" refers to a failing relationship where that despite wanting to kill your spouse, you'll be sent to the electric chair regardless for your actions. The slow melodic section at the end of "This Was My Life" is the same chord progression as Mustaine's contribution to the breakdown section in the middle of his former band Metallica's "Phantom Lord" from Kill 'Em All. "High Speed Dirt" is about skydiving. Countdown to Extinction track listing Skin O My Teeth (1) Symphony Of Destruction (2) This is a song written by Dave Mustaine which was released in 1992 on Megadeths 5th studio album Countdown to Extinction. ... The electric chair is an execution method in which the person being put to death is strapped to a chair and electrocuted through electrodes placed on the body. ... Skydiver about to land Parachuting, or skydiving, is a recreational activity, competitive sport and method of deployment of military personnel (and occasionally, firefighters). ...


The song "Symphony of Destruction" was covered by the band Arch Enemy on the EP Dead Eyes See No Future, and by Nightwish on their single for the song "The Siren". It is also featured in the PlayStation 2 game Guitar Hero and True Crime: Streets of LA for the PC. A remix is also included on WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006 for PlayStation 2. In 2005, the game FlatOut 2 included it as a soundtrack. Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, formed in 1995 by ex Carcass guitarist Michael Amott. ... This article about a musical group, band, singer, musician, album, or song does not make it clear whether the subject meets the WikiProject Music criteria for importance. ... Nightwish is a Finnish metal quintet, formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee, Finland. ... The Siren was the third single of the album Once by Nightwish. ... PS2 redirects here. ... True Crime: Streets of LA Categories: Computer and video game stubs | 2003 computer and video games | PlayStation 2 games | Xbox games | GameCube games | Activision games | Windows games ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ... FlatOut 2 is a racing video game developed by Bugbear Entertainment and published by Empire Interactive and Vivendi Universal Games. ...


The song "Skin o' My Teeth" was covered by the band Kalmah on the album They Will Return. Countdown to Extinction track listing Skin O My Teeth (1) Symphony Of Destruction (2) This is a song written by Dave Mustaine which was released in 1992 on Megadeths 5th studio album Countdown to Extinction. ... For the figure in Legos Bionicle franchise, see Barraki. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ...


According to the 2004 remastered version liner notes, Mustaine was upset with the record only reaching number two on the charts, and thus set out to make a number one record. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ...


Track listing

All songs written by Dave Mustaine, except where noted. Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ...

  1. "Skin o' My Teeth" - 3:14
  2. "Symphony of Destruction" - 4:02
  3. "Architecture of Aggression" (Mustaine, David Ellefson) - 3:34
  4. "Foreclosure of a Dream" (Mustaine, Ellefson) - 4:17
  5. "Sweating Bullets" - 5:26
  6. "This Was My Life" - 3:42
  7. "Countdown to Extinction" (Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Ellefson, Nick Menza) - 4:16
  8. "High Speed Dirt" (Mustaine, Ellefson) - 4:21
  9. "Psychotron" (Mustaine, Friedman) - 4:42
  10. "Captive Honour" (Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson, Menza) - 4:14
  11. "Ashes in Your Mouth" (Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson, Menza) - 6:10

Countdown to Extinction track listing Skin O My Teeth (1) Symphony Of Destruction (2) This is a song written by Dave Mustaine which was released in 1992 on Megadeths 5th studio album Countdown to Extinction. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... David Ellefson (born November 12, 1964 in Jackson, Minnesota) is a bass guitar player who is best known as a former member of the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Foreclosure of a Dream is a single from the album Countdown to Extinction band by the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Sweating Bullets is a song written by Dave Mustaine from the 1992 Megadeth album Countdown to Extinction. ... Marty Friedman (born Martin Adam Friedman, December 8, 1962) is an American guitarist. ... Nick Menza (born 23 July 1968 in Munich, Germany) is a drummer best known for his work in Megadeth. ...

2004 Bonus Tracks

  1. "Crown of Worms" (Mustaine, Sean Harris) – 3:17
  2. "Countdown to Extinction" (Demo) (Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson, Menza) – 3:55
  3. "Symphony of Destruction" (Demo) – 5:29
  4. "Psychotron" (Demo) (Mustaine, Friedman) – 5:28

Credits

Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Marty Friedman (born Martin Adam Friedman, December 8, 1962) is an American guitarist. ... Two different electric guitars. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... David Ellefson (born November 12, 1964 in Jackson, Minnesota) is a bass guitar player who is best known as a former member of the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Nick Menza (born 23 July 1968 in Munich, Germany) is a drummer best known for his work in Megadeth. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Trivia

  • Part of the opening lyrics of Captive Honour ("Kill a man and you're a murderer, kill many and you're a conqueror, kill them all, you're a god") are in fact a quote from the French biologist and philosopher Jean Rostand ("On tue un homme, on est un assassin. On en tue des millions, on est un conquérant. On les tue tous, on est Dieu").

Jean Rostand (October 30, 1894 - September 4, 1977), French biologist and philosopher. ...

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1992 The Billboard 200 2

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1992 "Foreclosure of a Dream" Mainstream Rock Tracks 30
1992 "Symphony of Destruction" Billboard Hot 100 71
1992 "Symphony of Destruction" Mainstream Rock Tracks 29
1992 "Symphony of Destruction" UK Singles Chart 15
1993 "Skin o' My Teeth" UK Singles Chart 13
1993 "Sweating Bullets" Mainstream Rock Tracks 27
1993 "Sweating Bullets" UK Singles Chart 26

References

Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, USA) is the lead/rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and singer for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Shawn Drover is the drummer with the bands Megadeth & Eidolon. ... James LoMenzo posing with his bass while still with Black Label Society, circa 2003. ... Chris Broderick (born March 6, 1970 in Lakewood, Colorado, USA) is the current lead guitarist for the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... David Ellefson (born November 12, 1964 in Jackson, Minnesota) is a bass guitar player who is best known as a former member of the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Chris Poland (born as Christopher Poland on December 1, 1957) is a jazz - fusion guitar player. ... Gar Samuelson born in 1958 in Dunkirk, New York, was the drummer for the Thrash Metal band Megadeth from 1984 through 1987. ... This page is about the guitarist Jeff Young. ... Chuck Behler played drums for the heavy metal band Megadeth from 1987 through 1988, recording the album So Far, So Good… So What! with the group in 1988. ... Nick Menza (born 23 July 1968 in Munich, Germany) is a drummer best known for his work in Megadeth. ... Marty Friedman (born Martin Adam Friedman, December 8, 1962) is an American guitarist. ... Jimmy DeGrasso (born March 16, 1963 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is a American heavy metal drummer. ... Al Pitrelli (born September 29, 1962 in New York, NY) is a guitarist, best known for his work with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Megadeth, Savatage, Blue Öyster Cult and O2L. // Al Pitrelli attended Berklee School of Music in Boston in the early 80s where he studied with other notable... Jimmy Sloas is an American session musician who plays bass. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James MacDonough was born on April 3, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida U.S.A. and is currently the bassist for Megadeth. ... Glen Drover (born May 25, 1969) is a heavy metal guitarist from Ottawa, Ontario Canada. ... Killing Is My Business. ... Peace Sells. ... So Far, So Good. ... Rust in Peace is the fourth album by American thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Youthanasia is the sixth studio album by thrash metal band Megadeth, released on November 1, 1994. ... Cryptic Writings is the seventh studio album by heavy metal band Megadeth, released in June of 1997, with a remixed and remastered version released in 2004. ... Risk is an album by the metal band Megadeth released in 1999. ... The World Needs a Hero is an album by Megadeth, released in 2001. ... The System Has Failed is the first Megadeth album to be released after the break-up of the band in 2002. ... United Abominations is the 11th studio album of the American thrash metal band, Megadeth. ... Live Trax is an EP by Megadeth released in 1997. ... Live Trax II is an EP by Megadeth released in 1997. ... Rude Awakening, Megadeths last album before the band was broken up for the first time in 2002, was released by Sanctuary Records in 2002. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Unplugged In Boston is an acoustic album by heavy metal band Megadeth that was released as part of the Megafanclub package for 2006. ... Hidden Treasures is an album by Megadeth, released in 1995. ... Breadline is single by the thrash metal band Megadeth off their album Risk. ... Hard rock / heavy metal band Megadeths greatest hits album, released in 2000, through Capitol Records. ... Warchest is a box set from Megadeth. ... Rusted Pieces is a 1991 VHS (2003 on DVD) release by Megadeth. ... Exposure of a Dream is long play video starring Megadeth. ... Rude Awakening (DVD) is a live recording of a 2001 Megadeth concert. ... Megadeth Video Hits is a 2005 release featuring the select music videos through the career of Megadeth. ... Arsenal of Megadeth is an anthology of Megadeths first 20 years. ... The Mechanix was a song written by Dave Mustaine. ... Peace Sells ( ) is the name of a song by Megadeth from the album Peace Sells. ... 1. ... 1. ... Mary Jane is the third single from the album So Far, So Good. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: An article about a song that is already detailed in both the artists article and in the source album article. ... Hangar 18( ) is a song by American thrash metal band Megadeth from the 1990 album Rust In Peace. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... Countdown to Extinction track listing Skin O My Teeth (1) Symphony Of Destruction (2) This is a song written by Dave Mustaine which was released in 1992 on Megadeths 5th studio album Countdown to Extinction. ... Foreclosure of a Dream is a single from the album Countdown to Extinction band by the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Angry Again is a single from the movie soundtrack to Last Action Hero band by the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Sweating Bullets is a song written by Dave Mustaine from the 1992 Megadeth album Countdown to Extinction. ... Train Of Consequences was the first single from Megadeths 1994 album, Youthanasia. ... Trust was the lead-off single from Megadeths album Cryptic Writings, released in 1997, it had significant airplay and MTV rotation. ... Crush em is a single from the album Risk band by the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Breadline is single by the thrash metal band Megadeth off their album Risk. ... Of Mice and Men is a single from the album The System Has Failed band by the thrash metal band Megadeth. ... Gears of War is the fifth track on the Megadeth album United Abominations. ... Never walk Alone. ... 11 6 3 7 3 26 0 References and footnotes This is the discography for the American thrash metal band Megadeth. ... The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Megadeth, from the groups inception in 1983 until the present. ... The Combat Records incorrect version of Vic Rattlehead. ... A Gigantour 2005 web banner, before Anthrax was announced to join the festival. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ...

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