Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax : The Big 4 - Live from Sofia, Bulgaria Set
DVD + Audio CD | Box Set, 5 CD
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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!'
Top Customer Reviews
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. Watch it very good stuff
Not once was I bored during this 5 hour spectacular, I just wish it could have been more unheard or barely played songs not just hits, I mean who wants to hear Fuel and Sad But True anyway????
I can't believe Megadeth didn't play Killing is My Business! That was the perfect venue for it! Oh well, also I really wished they would play The Skull Beneath the Skin ( my fav Megadeth song ) that song never gets played live. Also Slayer wasn't as explosive as before but that's due to Toms back problems he can't whip his head around like crazy anymore, he didn't even try to whip it, and I don't blame him.
This dvd is officially out today Nov 2 but if you were smart and preordered it like me, then you got early access! Yes the box set is the ultimate....
Here is what you get
The 2 dvds.... a poster.... a full color booklet.... 4 photos of the bands.... 5 live cds and they sound too good, probably the best live recordings I've heard so far.... and a limited edition Red Big 4 Guitar pick, with all 4 bands logos on the back ( only of you pre ordered it you will get the red pick )
So there you have it, The Big 4 is here, so forget about voting and go get this dvd box set you will not regret it! 1 more thing there are rumors going around that the Big 4 will tour select cities in the U.S. next year!!!! Keep your fingers crossed
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
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.