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.
“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.
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.