SLAYER, METALLICA, MEGADETH AND ANTHRAX TO PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY

The world wide web has been abound with speculation on a possible “BIG FOUR” tour for several months. Now, SONISPHERE can exclusively reveal that METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX will play together for the first time in history, in a move that will have metalheads across the globe frenzied with excitement.

Says LARS ULRICH/METALLICA of this historic announcement:
"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!"

“It's about fucking time this happened,” declares SLAYER’s KERRY KING. “and about time the fans finally get what they want. This is fucking awesome.”

ANTHRAX guitarist SCOTT IAN agrees, commenting on the enormity of the announcement.

“People have been talking about these four bands playing together since 1984. That's twenty-six years of expectation!!! And the thing is, I believe not only will we live up to the expectations, we will shatter them!! No other four bands as influential as the four of us have ever done this. Imagine if The Beatles, Stones, The Who and Zeppelin had done shows? Or Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, Motorhead? Well, I may be getting into some rarified air here but as a fan, that's how big I feel this is.”

These four legendary acts broke out of the underground thrash movement to dominate the metal world in the 1980s, selling millions of records and packing arenas across the globe. The metal giants have never before all shared the same stage, despite huge demand. But on 16th June 2010, METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX will take to the SONISPHERE stage at Bemowo Airport, Poland, to make the dreams of headbangers the world over become a reality. A second Big Four appearance is planned for SONISPHERE CZECH REPUBLIC three days later, with more SONISPHERE shows featuring the awesome combo to be announced in the coming days and weeks.

“This is a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for Heavy Metal “Fans” to see the four greatest Heavy Metal “Bands” in American History back together on one stage” concludes MEGADETH mainman DAVE MUSTAINE. “If there are any heads left at the end of this Festival that haven’t banged, they don’t belong there.”

Tickets available from www.sonispherefestivals.com

Kommentare für diesen News article

WHAT THE FUCK AMERICAN BANDS START IN AMERICAN. GIVE EUROPE THE TIRED METAL GODS AFTER THEY TOURS IN AMERICA AND BLOWN THEIR BRAINS OUT. PLAY IN STATES FIRST OR YOUR GAY!

Hello America, come on now, you guys got the 'Carnage' tour didn't you. No one else did. I'm sure this line-up will do American dates soon enough and when it does, if it doesn't come to your town, please don't whinge and moan about it. Just do what everyone else does and go to the nearest show to your town. It's the management that books tours and venues, not the band, so there's no point in boring the shit out of everyone by moaning about something the band aren't involved in. The tours do last about 2 years so I'm sure they will do a couple of stints through the U.S. Get a grip!!!!

It would be nice if they actually played in the U.S. And then in the southeast!!! Probably too much to ask for. Just one more reason to move to Europe!!!!!

The BIG FOUR TOUR better play the states. They are an American Bands. BIG FOUR TOUR play in Albuquerque, or play GALLUP, NM! It be the biggest tour in history bigger then ozzfest. I wish PANTERA was still around. It would of been The BIG FIVE TOUR!!!! O' Hell Yeah!!!!!!!!

I JUST PUT MY TOM ARAYA WALLPAPER ON MY COMPUTER. AND IT LOOKS KILLER!!!!!!WHO EVER CAME UP WITH THAT IDEA IS GREAT!!!!!!I JUST WISH I COULD PUT THE WHOLE BAND ON MY COMPUTER,BECAUSE I HAD A HARD TIME DECIDING WICH ONE TO PUT ON THEY ALL LOOK KILLER. MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

WELL GOODNIGHT SLAYER,AND ALL THE FANS,IM ABOUT TO FALL ASLEEP TYPING!!!!! EVERYONE HAVE A GOOD!!!!!! BULLSHIT TOMORROW!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

FUCK!!!!! SLAYER WILL KILL METALLICA!!!!

you know what who cares if its only in poland,we get a real tour here inthe states,meaning we dont have to waste money on metallica.Testament has always been a real metal band,and put on a far superior show than those guyliner wearing sellouts in metallica.The only thing FIRST TIME about this show is metallica,remember Clash of the Titans?As for Slayer the shows only get better,they truly are the greatest metal band EVER.That said, lamb of god should be added to the carnage tour to make it perfect

Would this by any chance be coming to NZ (New-Zealand) this would be choice!

I JUST CANT GET OVER THAT IM NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SEE THIS SHOW OF ALL SHOWS,METALLICA PLAYING WITH MEGADETH, I NEVER THOUGHT ID HEAR THE DAY THAT THESE 2 BANDS WERE PLAYING TOGETHER!!!!!! I HOPE METALLICA LETS DAVE COME ON STAGE AND PLAY WITH THEM!!!!!! LETS NOT FORGET THAT DAVE WROTE ALOT OF THE SONGS ON "KILL EM ALL"!!!!!! IT WOULD A SIGHT TO SEE THOSE GUYS ON STAGE TOGETHER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!!!!! I JUST HOPE YOU DO A PAY-PER VIEW EVENT OR AT LEAST A DVD,WISH I COULD BE THERE TO SHARE ALL THE EXCITEMENT. BEEN DREAMING OF A CONCERT LIKE THIS FOR YEARS,BUT OF COURSE THEY PASS UP UTAH,DONT KNOW WHY ITS BETWEEN DENVER AND PHOENIX. IT JUST SUCKS THAT THERE NOT COMING TO UTAH, AT LEAST NOT FOR A WHILE!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

god I can't believe americans still complain, you guys get to see Slayer and the others many times every year, we get an event like this once in 2-3 years in Poland, for one time let us be bigger than you, you selfish bastards :/

es grandioso que el heavy metal sea la musica que el mundo entero mas respeta y aclama por eso estoy muy feliz de que los 4 grandes del metal se reunan para hacer esta gira y quiero que por favor vengan a COLOMBIA por que aqui amamos el buen metal y los vamos a esperar en el 2010................METAL FOREVER.............

FUCK YEA!!!! that is soo fkn awesome!! fuck this shit has to happen in Canada or N america at least. haha shit everyone shares a mutual hatred with mustaine so itll be fkn hilarious if they release the backstage shit.

FKN SLAYER OWNS ALL!!!!!!!!!!

As with anything as super tasty as prospects such as this, it can't just be hidden away, saved for later just because it's just too heady and scrumptious to be eaten right away, it will eventually grow mold maybe even fester and it won't no matter how it's doctored up after it's dug up; it will never be as it once was. This is definitely the stuff of metal head legend; like when you sat around with your friends and talked back in the early days of what it would be like if these four played against one another who would win, and then we moved on into the hangover headbanger 90's as metal still raged on in places like middle of nowhere TX and Pennsyltucky PA wearing our badges strong, and as America's waning metal clad believers began to look too old and alcoholic like slimy bar nuts by the early 2000's, suddenly not just below the radar where most of us belong but above low frequency at an ever heightening angle all of our old faded holey black t-shirts are worth their weight in gold... before the hardcore act like their not bleating sheep just because they still haven't cut their hair (or haven't lost theirs yet) just think for a minute of what it really means for these 4 bands to be together on one stage in one night, words for thought; demonstration of camaraderie amongst bretheren of a moment in time of which we all just wish we had really been a part of. Kicking ass just for the fuck of it and fucking kicking the worlds ass into recognizing the agonizing frenzied dyer poetic notes that would be forever struck- fuck plucked- from the strings of electric guitars the world over, reaching the most heartless desolate hatestricken places on the planet one stolen soul at a time=;)

Now, to the bands: Do every last flannel wearing combat kicking mutherfucking headbanging son/daughter of a bitch the pleasure of seeing history made here in America where we carved, spray painted and tatooed your way into our hearts onto every notebook cover, under every over pass and onto all the greedy flesh we could find with our pocket knifes.

Ill be there... Ja pierdziele, takie wydarzenie w Polsce, pół świata tego nam zazdrości....

........o,.. and by the way dave, you guys, metallica, and anthrax are not fucking heavy metal bands anymore, you guys are fucking pop/rock performers.......and slayer you guys better listen up also.......i love you guys, and have been a fan since 89, so whats up with all the shitty songs on your albums since divine intervention? ever since that album came out there has been at least , one or two or three... terrible songs, on each one....it was never like that before, every thing prior to that album, every single song you ever wrote was fucking kick ass metal...... WPB has some bad ones, but it was better than christ illusion,....all im saying is you guys better keep your fucking shit together, and keep writing fucking metal songs, not fucking love serenades, ..it almost sounds to me like some of these terrible songs are being wrote strictly for radio time maybe .....because in the future, i dont wanna have to come on here and talk shit , about how slayer changed like metallica, megadeth and anthrax did.........that is what seperates slayer from the bunch, is the fact you havent change, yet.

....."the four greatest heavy metal bands in american history"..........then why in the fuck dont they ever do this in america, where they owe all of there fans, for where they all are now?.......not really that i would care, i would just go to see slayer anyway, if slayer wasnt gonna be there, then neither would i, and having megadeth and metallica there together is like having the same band play twice,...but i honestly think metallica has always been scared to tour with slayer, afraid they would get shown up, thats why there gonna try it out overseas first, if it even happens, got a long time till june 16, any one of metallicas members could contract aids,or some other gay vd, and cancel,...but anyway, i know there are a few slayer fans in america that still like metallica, and megadeth and deserve this show, but i guess they will have to watch it on palladia next fall............

es una union que traera un caos musical por ser las que aun no se han dejado llevar por los nuevos ritmos que no vienen bien al metal puro como el de estas 4 bandas, espero que se vengan a suramerica y especificamente a bogota,Colombia...SLAYER.METALLICA,ANTRAX,MEGADETH=METAL

WTF??? Even Dave called them "the four greatest Heavy Metal “Bands” in American History" and there playing fucking Poland and the Czech Republic, way to shit on your loyal fans at home. Anyway we're getting the Carnage tour, would love to have Anthrax, but Testament will blow the fuck out of metallicant so "Fuck Sonisphere".

I STILL CAN NOT BELEIVE I WONT BE ABLE TO SEE THE SHOW!!!!!! I THINK YOU SHOULD PUT IT ON PAY-PER VIEW. ATLEAST FOR THE TRUE SLAYER FANS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE 1 HELL OF A SHOW,ESPICALLY WITH ALL THE OTHERS PLAYING!!!!!!PAY-PER VIEW PLEASE,PLEASE!!!!!! LOVE AND RESPECT, CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

it wouldn't be right to have a tour like this and not come to the states!!!!!!!!!!

It is a great thing that the "Big Four" are finally going to play the same stage/same night. However the American Metalheads get the shaft on this unless it eventually comes to fruition stateside. It is only fair to the U.S. fans that this "Big Four" extravaganza makes a run thru the States.

You know what would be really impressive for the "Big Four" to do?

Contact the USO and see if the "Big Four" could play a show for the U.S. Servicemen/Servicewomen overseas. I hear the troops love their metal.

All the best to my fellow SLAYER fans
SLAYERSWINE

THIS IS FUCKEN EPIC CLASH OF THE TITANS ALL OVER AGAIN BUT INSTEAD OF THAT SHITY ASS BAND ALICE IN CHAINS THEY ADDED METALICA. HOLLY FUCK THIS GONNA BE INSANE BRING THAT SHIT STATE SIDE.

I'm ready and willing to die after this phenomenon..PLEASE visit the Philippines!!!!!! being a metal fan for 21 years....the BIG four has always a special place in my heart...specially SLAYER.

Holly Shit!! Please tour the US and add Tampa, Florida to your schedule.

This is Sweet, but will it be in America as well?

THEY HAVE GOT TO COME TO ARGENTINA!

I STILL CAN NOT BELEIVE THAT SLAYER ISNT COMING TO UTAH THIS YEAR!!!!!!HOPEFILLY YOU GUYS WILL COME ON THE AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR, BUT I DONT SEE UTAH ON THE LIST.PLEASE COME TO UTAH WITH THIS TOUR WE NEED SLAYER, MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

This is the most important event of thrash metal history, this must definitely be filmed and released as DVD. But, if this is the big FOUR tour, why Metallica logo has that size on the poster? What the fuck!!!

i wish i can go and see this once and a life time thing but dont have enough money slayer rules

Man this is fuckin awesoem ,dream come true !!!

I hope you guys play in Bangalore , India as well

Slayer fuckin rocks

ahhhhh come to california, oregon, or washington....PLEASE!!!!!

I was pissed off that SLAYER did not announance an Irish date for thier European tour, but now with the " big four " going on tour together,Fuck that im off to Knebworth , to hell with the ressision!!

I WISH THERE WAS A VENUE BIG ENOUGH HERE IN UTAH<THERE IS BUT THERE OUTSIDE.I LOVE ALL THE BANDS,SLAYER ,ANTHRAX, METALLICA,MEGADETH.MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO ALL OF YOU!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

FUCK I WISH I LIVED OVER SEAS SOMETIMES,THEY SEEM TO GET THE BEST SHOWS!!!!!! CHRIS SLAY

CHRIS"FELL A VICTIM"(R) Slay

A show in Switzerland like in Interlaken will be great, i can coming to this show to see these fuckin' bands, but with Testament too.
Fuckin' Slayer for ever.

This show has to play in the states. No matter where I must travel or how much I have to pay, if they play in the states, I'm there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLAY THE STATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is monumental!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im still cant belive in this amazing infromation .... BIG FOUR will play in POLAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really Thanks YOU for it

I cant wait... Respect

its about fricking time! I SWEAR IF THEY DONT COME TO FLORIDA OR GEORGIA ILL CRY