The fifth official full-length live album by legendary American Thrash Metal band.
It was recorded during the band's acclaimed 2012 Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour at a show at Fox Theatre in Pomona, CA, on December 7, 2012, and features the band performing the entire "Countdown To Extinction" album.
Though Megadeth and their founder Dave Mustaine have spent their entire existence just a few steps behind Mustaine's former group Metallica, it's important to remember that they've also spent a lot of time as one of the most popular Metal bands in the world. The summit of their commercial success came in 1992 with fifth album "Countdown To Extinction", a creative high point from Mustaine and crew possibly spurred on in ways by the footrace with Metallica and the leaps in production made on their self-titled 1991 breakthrough album.
Twenty years later, "Countdown To Extinction" still stood as Megadeth's best-selling album, and in many circles, their most loved material. "Countdown To Extinction: Live" is a concert document of the 20th anniversary tour that found the band playing the album front to back, bookended by a few odds and ends from other albums. While the premise seems pretty rote, the execution of the live album is surprisingly interesting.
The album was released through Dave Mustaine's Tradecraft label in Blu-ray, DVD, and CD formats.
It was debuted at number 119 on the Billboard 200.
Tradecraft/Universal Music Enterprises, 2013 (0602537437252). Made in Germany. First press.
1. Trust 5:11
2. Hangar 18 5:15
3. Public Enemy 4:43
4. Skin O' My Teeth 3:46
5. Symphony Of Destruction 3:57
6. Architecture Of Aggression 3:44
7. Foreclosure Of A Dream 4:16
8. Sweating Bullets 4:56
9. This Was My Life 3:47
10. Countdown To Extinction 4:16
11. High Speed Dirt 4:17
12. Psychotron 4:36
13. Captive Honour 4:15
14. Ashes In Your Mouth 6:23
15. She Wolf 3:46
16. Peace Sells 4:52
17. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due 8:20
Total playing time: 80:20