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Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax : The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (5 CD/2 DVD Set) Box set


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B003ZVL0VE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,010 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This deluxe box set includes 'The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria' two disc, region free DVD set with the full shows from all four bands along with behind the scenes and interview footage, five CD's in slip cases with ALL the music, a 24-page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a Big 4 white guitar pick! All music and video footage was recorded on June 22, 2010 during one of the seven Big 4 tour stops featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

When the 'Big Four,' Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax shared a stage together on June 22nd, 2010, in Sofia, Bulgaria, it was the moment their fans had waited decades for. That monumental show was beamed live into over 1000 theaters worldwide via satellite in a special HD cinematic event.

On November 2nd, 2010, this legendary concert will be available on DVD and Blu-ray through Warner Bros. Records. 'The Big Four Live From Sofia' includes full shows from all four bands on a two-disc set as well as 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 2 DVD set, five CD's with ALL 5 HOURS of music, a 24 page booklet, a two-sided poster, photos of each band, and a collectable Big 4 guitar pick.

These four 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 had never shared the same stage. The legendary June 22nd, 2010, concert from the tour's stop of the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria aired the same day in 79 movie theaters in the U.K, over 450 theaters in over 140 markets in the US, as well as being beamed into theaters in Europe, Canada, Latin America, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

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. This one-time only event, from the Sofia show, made it possible for fans far and wide to participate in what otherwise was a very limited run of dates.

Lars Ulrich of Metallica says of this historic show, '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 theater near you in High Definition (for better or worse??!!). Bring it on!'

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian says, 'Damn, as if this Big 4 tour wasn't exciting enough, now we get to be on the big screen worldwide! Metal at the movies, two big horns up! It is unbelievably gratifying that this means so much to the metal community around the globe. Get your tix, grab some popcorn and get ready to bang your head!'

Declares Slayer's Kerry King, 'I can't believe someone didn't make this happen 15 years ago! The fans finally get what they want. I think it's awesome!'

Says Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, 'The magnitude of this event hasn't really sunk in yet, and I am thrilled to know that people around the planet will be able to walk into a movie theatre and experience the greatest line up of Heavy Metal in the history of the world!'

Customer Reviews

Can't wait until he gets to watch it!
Pamela J. Williams
If you're a casual metal fan, buy it and become a hardcore metal fan.
Ford Madox Prefect
The packaging is well done, nice sturdy box.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Evildoo on November 2, 2010
Format: Audio CD
They said it would never happen, they said fat chance trying to get Dave Mustaine and James and Kirk to share a stage together. Guess what? Its real! Seeing how timeless the Big 4 are and how they still rule to this day, this is historic on so many levels.

Every band brought their A game to this, Anthrax starts off and Joey couldn't sound any better. During Indians in mid song he just breaks into a mini Ronnie James Dio tribute with the song Heaven and Hell. Completely unexpected! Very cool, Joey is a character running around in Chief Indian hat lol

Megadeth my favorite of them all starts off with the classic Holy Wars, and as soon as they begin it starts to rain, this just adds to the performance making it intense, Hangar 18 had the whole crowd going crazy! I'm very happy that they did A Tout Le Monde, the whole crowd sang along word by word. In Short, Megadeth killed it!

Slayer is next my second favorite, they never dissapoint Kerry King is flawless, Hank as well, Daves drumming is like thunder especially Disciple! Toms voice is good but sometimes not clear, because of all the mayhem going on

And then we have Metallica. Ok well they had the longest set of all 4, about 2 hours, every body else got 1 hour, Metallica also had a huge screen in the background for close ups of the band, no one else had that.
Yeah big deal right?

There are many highlights in this show, including all 4 bands playing Diamond Head's Am I Evil???? Which was epic only Tom did not sing. It was great seeing James sing then Joey then Dave, 16 people on stage killing it!!!! During Slayers performance Tom thanks the crowd in Hungarian which was cool.

Many more highlights and funny stuff in the documentary.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Bartek on November 2, 2010
Format: Audio CD
First off I have to say I am a huge fan of Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. I do like some of Slayers material, but not like the others. However, that being said, all the bands perform stellar sets with fantastic sound including Slayer, I really enjoyed their set!!!! The dvd's are brilliant, the cd's sound great!
The packaging which includes a 24 page booklet, double-sided poster, pictures of each band, and a BIG 4 guitar pic, make this a very nice set!
This has to be one of the best sets ever released!! I have been listening to, and buying music for over 40 years, (yes, I'm up there, and still a metalhead at heart), but putting these 4 bands together was a miracle, and the results are amazing!
If you are a fan of any of these bands, you will want to own this beautiful set! Highly Recommend!!! 10/10
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 2, 2010
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Finally the Big 4 of Thrash Metal toured together. The packaging is well done, nice sturdy box. Inside is a poster, pictures, picture book, 5 CD's, 2 DVD's and the Guitar pick. The order of the bands is the exact order of how I like these bands. Anthrax goes first and sounds great. I don't own any albums by them so most of their music was new to me. I liked what I heard and will look into their studio output. Next up is Megadeth, Dave Mustaine sounds great and the band plays with tremendous energy. Then Slayer takes the stage and blasts through a skull-crushing set. They play a very good mix of old and new songs. In fact I'm very pleased they played so much from World Painted Blood their latest album.
And then Metallica takes the stage. For a band so huge and popular they also always seem to take a lot of heat but some of their so called fans. Not from me, I love them and they play great. The songs off Death Magnetic fit right end with the old face melting material. The highlight of course is when all 4 bands take the stage for the Diamondhead cover Am I Evil. If you love old school Thrash Metal get this set. Now I wish that they tour America together.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Hill TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 2, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I definitely had no chance of being in Europe this past summer for the Big 4 tour, and none of my local movie theaters carried the live feed from the Sofia concert featured in this box set. I literally grew up on the Big 4, as these bands were the first thrash bands I listened to in the late 80's. At 12 years old, nothing other than this music had any chance of capturing my attention. All of the bands have gone through a variety of changes, phases, problems, and successes, as I have myself. When I first heard about this tour earlier this year, I could hardly believe it would actually happen, and even though I did peek at some of the performances online, I knew the DVD's would come along eventually so I've been waiting for the chance to experience a full show for myself. I'm happy to report that my enthusiasm for this gathering was never in vain, and that the performances, the crowd, and the atmosphere of the entire event gave me chills. The bands are in top form, the crowd is insane to say the least, and there is a magical air to this shameless celebration of the past. Yes, some new material is present, but the crowd and the bands are noticeably more energized on the 80's and early 90's material, when the Big 4 were still the Big 4. And not to belabor the point, but the crowd is so loud and into the music, singing along, chanting, clapping, roaring, it would be hard not to share their enjoyment. All of these musicians have been around for decades, so I have to admit that I had my doubts about whether they could pull off something that would recapture the old times, but I for one am satisfied with what I hear and see on this box set. Here are what I see as a few highlights of the individual bands, then a word about the extras in the box.Read more ›
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