Watch: Megadeth Debuted ‘Symphony of Destruction’ Live For The First Time Ever 30 Years Ago

Megadeth Debuted 'Symphony of Destruction' Live 30 Years Ago
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30 years ago today, Megadeth released their record Countdown to Extinction and introduced the world to “Symphony of Destruction.” Countdown to Extinction is the fifth record to come from the thrash metal titans; at the time of that album’s release, the Megadeth line-up consisted of: Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, David Ellefson, and Nick Menza.

Upon its release, critics and fans loved the album, and to this day, it is considered by many one of the best Megadeth albums. It even won a Grammy back in 1993 for Best Metal Performance! Among the several hit songs that are part of this record, the most iconic is that of “Symphony of Destruction” (which may be Megadeth’s biggest hit overall).

30 years ago, the band was just introducing the metal world to this song for the first time ever. Below we have included several videos that feature 1992 live performances from Megadeth, with them playing “Symphony of Destruction.” When it comes to the band’s discography, where does Countdown to Extinction rank for you? Is it your personal favorite Megadeth album?

As of recently, the band just shared details pertaining to their 16th studio album, The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!. The band even released a new song titled “We’ll Be Back.”

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In other band related news, they will be hitting the road soon with Five Finger Death Punch (Megadeth will be supporting FFDP). Below you will find all the dates and locations associated with that tour.

8/19 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
8/20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
8/23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
9/1 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
9/2 – Houston, TX -The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
9/6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
9/9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
9/12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
9/17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
9/18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9/20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
9/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake**
9/23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
9/24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
9/27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater**
9/28 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
9/30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
10/4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
10/5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
10/7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
10/8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

** Five Finger Death PunchThe Hu  and Fire From The Gods only