Friday, 25 June 2010

Family Reunion to Metallica

Megadeth's David Ellefson comments on the Big Four of Thrash (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax) sharing the stage together and how it was a bit of a family reunion: "I've always got along well with them. I was never in Metallica so I like them. I think they're great. I've always liked them as guys, I thought they were cool, their band rocks, their records are great. They're just a ferocious live band," he tells Sonisphere.
"As far as the obvious with our whole band and all the bands, honestly, it's great. Metallica have risen to such huge success, it's very cool of them that they would move themselves off of their perch of iconic celebrity to just come back down to this scene of metal, which we've all created together. They've been able to move far away from this scene many years ago through the records they made and the songs that they wrote, which I always admired because most bands can't.
"All four of us have a very different sound even though we all came out of the same gene pool musically and to some degree we all kind of end up as a branch off the Metallica family tree. I mean Dave was in Metallica, I played with Dave, Kerry King played with Megadeth. We're all part of the Metallica fist in some shape or form. It's cool. It's sort of like a family reunion, which is very healthy and a lot of fun."

Monday, 14 June 2010

Another Big Four Show Metallica Announce With Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax

Another Big Show Metallica Announce With Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax was a top story in Feb. Here is the recap: Metallica announced on Thursday that even more fans will have the opportunity to look the Big Four of Thrash share the same stage this summer. Here is the announcement:
We're back . . . and as promised, more tour dates to tell you about with the addition of a Sonisphere show in Athens, Greece on June 24, 2010 at Terra Vibe Park.
We'll be there as part of the "Big Four" of 'Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax along with our friends from Mastodon and Bullet For My Valentine. Keep watching here as we'll have the remaining Sonisphere dates for you next week

Thursday, 10 June 2010

At a cinema Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth

In quite possibly the heaviest of heavyweight meetings since Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt met in Yalta in 1945 to re-draw Europe's map, the Big Four of Metal -- that'll be Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth -- are about to embark on an ear-splitting tour of Europe. From June through until August they will be featured on the Sonisphere touring festival and, as any self-respecting headbanger knows, this the first time the bands have shared a bill anywhere in the world. Ever.And while European fans will delight at the prospect of the touring levelling their locality, global fans have had to look on envy. But not anymore -- on June 22, Team Sonisphere are to redress the balance by broadcasting the four bands' performances from Bulgaria via satellite, live and in high definition into cinemas around the world. Clearly enthused by the prospect of reaching a global audience via the wonders of digital communication, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich gushed in a statement on CMU, "Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal's Big Four would not only still be around, be more popular than ever, playing shows together at stadiums all over Europe, and on top of that, coming to a movie theatre near you in high definition (for better or worse!)? Bring it on!"