"Countdown To Extinction" is the fifth studio
album by American heavy metal band Megadeth, released on July 14, 1992, through
Capitol Records. It was the group's second studio release to feature the
"classic" lineup of Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, David Ellefson and
Nick Menza, with all of them contributing to songwriting on the album. The
album features some of the band's best known songs such as "Symphony of
Destruction", "Sweating Bullets", and "Skin o' My
Teeth", which enjoyed significant chart success and made a great musical
impact.d lyrics and simplified sound in comparison to their previous record.
The album entered the Billboard 200 at number two, the band's highest position
ever. It eventually achieved double platinum status and became their most
commercially successful album. The record was nominated for Best Metal
Performance at the 1993 Grammy Awards, while the album's title track won the
Humane Society's Genesis Award for raising awareness for animal rights issues.
In 2012, in recognition of the album's 20th anniversary, Megadeth kicked off a
20th anniversary tour in South America, playing the album in its entirety. In
addition, a 20th anniversary special edition of the album was released in
November 2012, and a live album featuring a performance of the full album was
released in September 2013. The artwork is now available as a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle
printed on high quality board.
Jigsaw size: 41cm x 41cm
Box size: 30.9cm x 30.9cm x 2.8cm