Megadeth Plan Anniversary Version Of ‘Countdown To Extinction’ -
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Megadeth Plan Anniversary Version Of ‘Countdown To Extinction’

by Andrew Tijs on September 11, 2012

in New Music,News

Megadeth’s 1992 classic Countdown To Extinction is getting the deluxe anniversary treatment.

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Countdown To Extinction had the LA thrash metal legends at the peak of their powers, hitting number two on the Billboard charts and going on to become their highest-selling album (double-platinum and counting) with hits like ‘Sweating Bullets’ and ‘Symphony Of Destruction’.

While 2004 saw a re-release of the album with ‘Crown Of Worms’ and three demo versions of album tracks added, the 20th Anniversary Edition will be packed with goodies.

It features the original album, remastered, as well as a second disc featuring a previously unreleased full live concert recording from San Francisco’s Cow Palace in 1992. The disc has 17 live tracks and includes a cover of the Sex Pistols’ ‘Anarchy In The UK’.

It will also have a full booklet (both physically and digitally) with new liner notes by rock journalist Kory Grow. The 2CD lift-top box version will also come with a 24” x 36” poster and four collectible postcards.

Plus, the band are about to embark on a US tour to perform the album in its entirety in November and December.

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Countdown To Extinction will be released on November 2.

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