Metallica has announced the only American Big 4 tour date for 2011: April 23rd at the Empire Polo Club in Indilo, California (the same venue as Coachella). The Big 4 tour is Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Here are some comments from Metallica:
“You’ve probably heard us all say it . . . the vibe was just so incredible at last year’s ‘Big Four’ shows that we can’t stop now!! So we’re finally bringing the love to our home turf on April 23, 2011 with ‘TALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club (yes, the more observant of you will note that this is the same spot where the Coachella festival takes place the weekend before).
“It’s true — this is indeed the only scheduled stop in America this go around, so we’re hoping that you can head West to join us. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PST and Fan Club members can check MetClub.com for pre-sale and VIP package info.”
For more info about the show, including ticket pricing and transportation information, check out TheBig4Festival.com
Update: The tour dates will be announced tomorrow at 8 a.m. PST. Metallica has uploaded a picture onto their website that teases us with the possibility of ‘Big 4′ tour dates. The ‘Big 4′ is a combined tour of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The four bands played several Sonisphere shows in Europe and a DVD of one such performance is available here.
What do you guys think? Is it gonna be a full US tour or just a few select dates? I’m not sure I can see these guys being on the road together for an extended period of time without old tempers flaring and B.S. flying through the air.
Motorhead is in many ways the runt of the Metallica/Megadeth/Anthrax litter. Though not thrash metal by any means, Motorhead still had the raw energy and attitude of aforementioned bands and was, at least back in the day, as recognizable a name. However, aside from a few big hits, they fell to the wayside as the rest of the pack went on to bigger and better things. But that doesn’t mean that Motorhead has lost any of its tenacity or drive to keep on keeping on. So with that, they have released their latest album, ‘The World Is Yours’. How does it fare? Check after the jump for all the details.
Fresh off the Jagermeister Fall Tour with Slayer and Megadeth, Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello and Scott Ian sat down to discuss what you can expect from the upcoming Anthrax release, scheduled to come out sometime in 2011. Check out the video below and let us know what you want on the record!
Ill Nino have uploaded an album teaser onto YouTube for their upcoming album, ‘Dead New World’, which you can check after the jump. The album is slated for release on this upcoming Tuesday, Oct. 25th. There’s also still time to pre-order some deluxe packages HERE.
‘Dead New World’ is self-produced with co-production coming from Clint Lowery (Sevendust) and Sahaj Ticotin (RA) and mixed by Eddie Wohl (36 Crazyfists, Anthrax, Smile Empty Soul). The album art was illustrated by Tim Butler of XIII Designs (Disturbed, Slipknot, Metallica, Slayer, Michael Jackson).
Metallica has released a clip of them performing ‘Sad But True’ from the upcoming “Big Four Tour” DVD. The “Big Four Tour” DVD will include the full sets of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax, so be prepared for an onslaught of awesome music once you pick this up on November 2nd. You can preorder a limited edition HERE.
Rocking out on the American Carnage Tour, members of Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax were all asked to describe Jagermeister in one word, with their answers recorded in a video that you can check out below. I’m curious to know how those of you who have tried Jager would answer that question, so leave a comment below with your answer. I’ll tell you that my answer is split between “dangerous” and “adventurous”.
Bloody-Disgusting has been sent an exclusive Top 10 Horror Movie list from Pearl Aday, daughter of Meatloaf, wife of Scott Ian (Anthrax), and singer of the band Pearl. Check after the jump for the Top 10 list which has some classics but also some newer films. There are also some great explanations of the picks, so see if her reasons resonate with you! Also, after the jump, you can download a free MP3 copy of ‘Rock Child’!
Megadeth hits the road again this week for the 20-city U.S. Jägermeister Fall Music Tour, featuring 1991′s original American “Clash of the Titans” lineup: Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.
Check out a new video from Megadeth’s lead vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine as he talks about what you can expect from the band on the tour, including details about what is sure to be an epic set list.
Megadeth’s Rust In Peace Live Blu-ray, DVD and CD (Shout! Factory), captured on the final night of Megadeth’s historic Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, is available in stores now.
Fans can get a taste of what the Rust In Peace Live releases have to offer by watching a clip of the Megadeth classic “Hangar 18” below.
Rust In Peace Live marks the return of original bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth 1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group after eight years. Ellefson (bass) joins Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar), Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar). The Blu-ray, DVD and CD feature the entire Rust In Peace track listing, including all-time classics “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” and “Hangar 18” along with bonus fan favorites from the rest of Megadeth’s catalog, including “Symphony Of Destruction,” “Peace Sells” and “Skin O’ My Teeth.”
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to show you this exclusive interview with David Ellefson, original bassist of Megadeth! This interview was conducted on the American Carnage tour, which features the badass lineup of Testament, Megadeth, and Slayer. Coming up in a few weeks, the second leg of the American Carnage Tour will kick in with Anthrax replacing Testament. At that point, we have three out of the four needed for the Big Four tour (which David chats about in the interview). Make sure to check out the interview after the jump to hear his thoughts on Megadeth, horror, and the Big Four tour!
Jagermeister, the brand known for decades of involvement with rock and metals bands, continues to own the concert circuit with the announcement of the 2010 Fall Jagermeister Music Tour, North America’s biggest thrash tour in 20 years with the 1991 original “Clash of the Titans” lineup – Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The brand’s 17th Music Tour will bring three of the hardest hitting metal bands in the world to one stage and will feature complete performances of Slayer’s much lauded Seasons In The Abyss album from 1990, Megadeth’s landmark 1990 album Rust In Peace, and the return of Anthrax’s singer Joey Belladonna. The tour kicks off September 24 and will play 20 venues across the nation.
“I’ve been working with Jagermeister since 2004 to try to make the first Jagermeister Music Tour Trifecta happen,” said guitarist Kerry King of Slayer. ”I always have such a killer time on the Jagermeister Music Tour, and this time we’re coming through with Megadeth and Anthrax so you know everyone will be on the top of their game for these shows.” Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine adds, “It is a rush to finally be a part of the Jagermeister Music Tour!”
“Slayer has been a long time friend and supporter of the brand,” says Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President Marketing and Advertising at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. ”Jagermeister has been sponsoring them since 2001 and named them as headliner of both the 2003 and 2004 Fall Music Tours. It is great to work with them again and know that adding Megadeth and Anthrax to the program will make this a tour to remember.”
A few weeks ago, we ran an article talking about the Big Four (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax) tour that ran through Europe earlier this year. One of those concerts was streamed live into theaters as a 4-hour event that even caused a riot at one theater. It was seen by over 100,000 fans, according to Billboard.com. Well, it’s been officially announced that the streamed concert is coming to DVD/Blu-Ray!
“As previously reported, Universal Music will release the “The Big Four” regular-edition single DVD and “The Big Four” deluxe-edition two-DVD/five-CD package in Japan on October 13. The deluxe edition includes an event poster, a poster from each band (four posters total) and guitar pick (subject to change). The box size is 20.5 x 15 x 4cm (subject to change). “
I already have a spot reserved on my DVD wall for this. What about you guys?
So by now, unless you’ve been living under a rock (or just don’t listen to rock/metal), you’ve heard of The Big Four tour. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth , and Anthrax, all on the same stage: It’s really enough to make any metal fan soil their skivvies. Already having performed several shows in Europe with Heaven and Hell, Mastodon, and Behemoth (depending on the show you were at), many in the United States have been wondering if this incredible event would be reaching our shores at any point in the near future. Well, Lars Ulrich has released a statement (with thanks to antimusic.com) that tells fans what to expect and when! Check it out after the jump!
Metalheads rejoice: North America’s biggest thrash tour in 20 years is announced, as 1991′s original American “Clash of the Titans” lineup – Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax – will tour together once again on Leg Two of the American Carnage Tour. This trek kicks off September 24 at Verizon Wireless Theatre in Dallas, TX and will play 20 dates, including New York’s Nassau Coliseum, concluding at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on October 21.
On Leg Two of American Carnage, Megadeth will continue to roar through its landmark 1990 album Rust in Peace from front to back, while Slayer will rip the roof off by performing its much-lauded Seasons in the Abyss album, which was also released in 1990. Anthrax recently welcomed back singer Joey Belladonna, who defined the band during their heyday, and now permanently back in the band, will be front-and-center.
Check after the jump for a great deal of information as well as tour dates!
The final night of Megadeth’s historic month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour has been captured for the upcoming Rust In Peace Live Blu-ray, DVD and CD, due out September 7 on Shout! Factory. On March 31, 2010, at this incredibly special show at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, not far from where Dave Mustaine formed the band in 1983, Megadeth played their landmark, genre-defining 1990 Rust In Peace album in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favorites. Rust In Peace Live also marks the return of original bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth 1983-2002) to the iconic multi-platinum group after eight years. Ellefson (bass), joins Mustaine (lead vocals, guitar), Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar).
Rust In Peace Livefeatures the entire Rust In Peace track listing, including all-time classics “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” and “Hangar 18” along with bonus fan favorites from various other Megadeth releases such as “Symphony For Destruction,” “Peace Sells,” and “Skin O’ My Teeth.”
Korn’s boycott of BP has started a ground swell of like-minded musicians intent on making a statement against the devastation in The Gulf caused by BP’s record setting oil spill. The following top touring artists have joined the cause and have committed to avoid the use of fuel sold by BP or its affiliates on their upcoming tours for 2010: Disturbed, Lady Gaga, Rise Against, Godsmack, Backstreet Boys, Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Slightly Stoopid, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Black Label Society with Zakk Wylde, Anthrax, Creed, Filter, Hellyeah and Flogging Molly.
“This is the worst thing that has ever happened to the environment in U.S. history. From everything we’re hearing about now, it’s become clear that BP cut corners to put profit ahead of safety. The message we are sending should tell all the oil companies to spend the money and take the necessary precautions to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” said Jonathon Davis of Korn. “I’m really proud that this many artists have already come on board, and I hope more will join soon.”
The “Big Four”, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are bringing their historic European tour to the global stage by beaming the event via satellite to movie theaters around the world in a special HD cinematic event. These four legendary acts broke out of the underground thrash movement in the 1980’s to dominate the metal world, selling millions of records and packing arenas across the globe. Despite huge demand, these musical giants have never shared the same stage until now. The legendary June 22nd concert from the tour’s stop of the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria will air the same day in over 450 theaters in more than 140 markets in the U.S., as well as beamed into theaters in Europe, Canada and Latin America. Delayed screenings are planned in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Tickets for “The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax” go on sale starting today Friday, May 21st in the U.S. and internationally starting Friday, May 28th at participating theater box offices and at www.thebigfourlive.com, where fans can also view the event cinema trailer.
In December 2009, the bands announced that they would be joining forces to take part in the traveling Sonisphere Festival for only 7 shows across Europe. Now, this one-time only event from the Sofia show makes it possible for fans far and wide to participate in what otherwise is a very limited run of dates. The high-definition concert presentation will memorialize the event and the impact will be amplified globally with the cinema screenings, making the dreams of fans around the world over become a reality.
Metallica updated their official site today with some news many of us have been waiting YEARS to hear. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax will perform together for the first time ever.
From Metallica’s website: “You’ve been posting and chatting about it for months and we’re here now to confirm it . . . Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax will all share the same stage for the first time EVER! Look for the four of us at the Sonisphere shows in Warsaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic on June 16 and 19, 2010 with a few more of the festival dates still in the works, you can be sure these shows won’t be the only ones.
In the words of Lars: “Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal’s big 4 would not only still be around and more popular than ever, but will now play together for the first time…what a mindfuck! Bring it on!”