Countdown To Extinction

Countdown To Extinction

Countdown To Extinction | 1992

Countdown To Extinction is the 5th studio album by Megadeth. It released on July 6th 1992 through Capitol Records and sold 128,000 copies in its first week.

Countdown To Extinction Featured Videos

Symphony Of Destruction Live

Countdown To Extinction Live

Foreclosure Of A Dream Video

Sweating Bullets Video

High Speed Dirt Live Video

Countdown To Extinction Information

Countdown To Extinction debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart (US) and was the band’s breakthrough chart success, going on to sell well in excess of 2,000,000 copies, achieving double-platinum status.

The first single released was ‘Symphony Of Destruction‘, followed by ‘Foreclosure Of A Dream’. In 1993 the band released ‘Sweating Bullets‘, which achieved #29 in US and #26 in UK charts. The video for the track featured the band in an insane asylum.

The final single to be released from Countdown To Extinction was ‘Skin O My Teeth‘, a song that deals with the theme of suicide and a failed attempt at it.

Countdown To Extinction was nominated for ‘Best Metal Performance’ at the 1993 Grammy’s and the title track won the Humane Society’s ‘Genesis Award’ for raising awareness of animal rights issues.