Megadeth Countdown to Extinction 12" Vinyl LP  Album

"Countdown to Extinction " is the fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released on July 14, 1992 through Capitol Records. "Countdown to Extinction" is Megadeth's best-selling album, eventually achieving double platinum status. The album also produced the band's most successful hit singles, "Symphony of Destruction", "Sweating Bullets", "Skin O' My Teeth" and "Foreclosure of a Dream", videos were made for all singles and also for "High Speed Dirt". 


Megadeth Countdown to Extinction 12" Vinyl Album Front Cover Photoa

Music Genre:

American Black, Death Metal Thrash 
Collector's info:  This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos of Megadeth band.

Album Production information:


Produced by Dave Mustaine and Max Norman

Dave Mustaine ( full-name: David Scott Mustaine ) born 1961 in La Mesa, California and best known as Singer and Lead Guitarist of the American Thrash Metal band "Megadeth". Mustaine started his musical career around 1982-1983 in as lead guitarist of the Thrash Metal band "Metallica". In 1983 he formed "Fallen Angels" which was quickly replaced with his own band "Megadeth" at the end of 1983. He appears on the official Metallica album "Kill 'em All" and is guest musician on the 1987 album "Refuge Denied" by the Heavy Metal band "Sanctuary"

Max "On Yer Bike" Norman - Producer, Sound Engineer

  Max Norman (aka Max "On Yer Bike" Norman) a British record producer and recording engineer active from 1973. He produced many acclaimed heavy metal releases. Some of the bands he worked with include: 220 Volt, Dead On, Armored Saint , Fates Warning , Grim Reaper, Loudness , Lizzy Borden, Malice, Ozzy Osbourne, Savatage and many others.

Fred Kelly Jr. - Sound Engineer

Micajah Ryan - Sound Engineer

Hugh Syme - Album artwork

  Hugh Syme is a Canadian Juno Award-winning graphic artist and member of the Premier Artists Collection (PAC) who is best known for his artwork and cover concepts for rock and metal bands. He is also a musician and has appeared in some Rush songs as a keyboard player. Syme is notably responsible for all of Rush's album cover art since 1975's Caress of Steel as well as creating Rush's famous Starman logo.

 Iron Maiden fans remember him best as the designer of The X Factor cover, which shows the band's mascot Eddie the Head dissected. It is remembered for its gritty realism. Whereas all previous Maiden albums were oil paintings, the X Factor Eddie was a puppet with some digital touch-ups to enhance its look. In some countries the cover was considered so gruesome that a less gory alternative was offered (the alternative cover is actually the back of the original CD booklet)

 Collectors may wish to collect his complete oeuvre of album covers.

John Taylor Dismukes - Illustration

Tommy Steele - Design

Cameron Wong - Photography

Chris Cufarro - Photography

Label Information:

Capitol Records 798531

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 210 gram  
Year & Country:  1992 Made in EEC  

Band Members and Musicians on: Megadeth Countdown to Extinction

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dave Mustaine - lead & rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Marty Friedman - lead, rhythm & acoustic guitar, backing vocals

      Marty Friedman ( full-name: Martin Adam Friedman ) an American Guitarist, Musician and Music Producer. During the 1980s he has performed with the bands Hawaii, Shout, Cacophony and in the 1990s he was lead guitarist with Megadeth.

  • Nick Menza - drums, backing vocals
  • David Ellefson - bass guitars, backing vocals
  • Dave Ellefson ( full-name: David Warren Ellefson ) is an American Bass guitar player and was born 1964 in Jackson, Minnesota. Together with Dave Mustaine he played in the band called "Fallen Angels" in 1983 and shortly after they both formed "Megadeth" . Ellefson has been with Megadeth since 1983 until today ( with a break from 2002 until 2010 ) , during which periods he has also played a couple of times in "Metallica".

Track Listing of: Megadeth Countdown to Extinction

The Song/tracks on "Megadeth Countdown to Extinction" are

  • Skin o' My Teeth - 3:14
  • Symphony of Destruction - 4:02
  • Architecture of Aggression - 3:34
  • Foreclosure of a Dream - 4:17
  • Sweating Bullets - 5:03
  • This Was My Life - 3:42
  • Countdown to Extinction - 4:16
  • High Speed Dirt - 4:12
  • Psychotron - 4:42
  • Captive Honour - 4:14
  • Ashes in Your Mouth - 6:10

Album cover photos of : Megadeth Countdown to Extinction

Photo of Megadeth Countdown to Extinction Album's Front Cover 
High Resolution Photo Megadeth Countdown to Extinction Vinyl Record  
Photo of Megadeth Countdown to Extinction Album's Back Cover  
High Resolution Photo Megadeth Countdown to Extinction Vinyl Record  
Photos of Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman on Megadeth Countdown to Extinction Album's Inner Cover  
Photos of Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman on Megadeth Countdown to Extinction Album's Inner Cover ¬†  
Close-up Photo of "Megadeth Countdown to Extinction" "Capitol Records" Record Label 
Close-up Photo of "Megadeth Countdown to Extinction" "Capitol Records" Record Label¬†  

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