The Big Four tour featured the four kings of thrash metal Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Metallica has confirmed that the show will be coming to DVD. The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria will feature full sets and will crash into homes this October.
Metallica posted a message on their website confirming the release of the Big Four DVD.
[adinserter block=”2″]”Here’s the scoop: The DVD hits the streets on October 15 in Northern Europe, October 18 in most of the rest of the world, October 19 in North America and the full shows from all four bands will be included in the two-disc set along with behind-the-scenes and interview footage. In addition to the two-DVD set and the corresponding Blu-ray, there will be a limited-edition ‘super deluxe’ box set including the DVD set, five CDs with ALL the music, a 24-page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a ‘Big Four’ guitar pick.”
“The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria” DVD and Blu-ray contains footage of the June 22, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival featuring the “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX.
[adinserter block=”1″]I caught the Big Four in movie theaters and the show lived up to its billing. If you covered your eyes, you would think that you were listening to a metal bootleg from 1988. All four bands were on top of their game and I felt that the show was just as much a tribute to thrash fans like us who stayed true to our music as it was the bands themselves. It was really a surreal experience and if you missed out, now is your chance to see the historic metal concert.
What I like most about The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria DVD is that it will feature full sets from each band. The Big Four performances that were beamed to movie theaters were cut to about 45 minutes a band, leaving a good chunk material on the cutting room floor from all four bands. As great as the band sets were in the satellite broadcast, the full sets looked even better. Anthrax – Medusa, Megadeth – Wake up Dead, Slayer – Hell Awaits, as well as a few good Metallica tunes were just a few of the gems that never made it to the Big Four movie broadcast that will be included in the DVD.
There are a lot of Big Four rumors about a summer 2011 or summer 2012 tour. Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth will be touring together for the second leg of the American Carnage Tour shortly, which probably doesn’t bode well for fans hoping for a Big Four tour. Then again what makes these bands so great are their unpredictability and you never know what these guys are all going to come up with next.
The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria hits North America October 19, just in time for a heavy metal holiday.
Visit the Slayer Music Store on Amazon.com.
Visit the Metallica Download Store on Amazon.com.
Check out downloads at the Megadeth Download Store on Amazon.com.
Visit the Anthrax Store on Amazon.com for downloads.
Check out the iTunes Store Music for all of these and other great metal tunes.