A tour of epic proportions, rumors of the Big 4 of thrash metal have been flying for over 25 years, but Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax are finally scheduled to perform together on one stage at Sonisphere Poland and Czech Republic in June 2010 with more appearances planned.
“If there are any heads left at the end of this festival that haven’t banged, they don’t belong there.”
– Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine
Set for June 16 and 19th, 2010, respectively, tickets are available for the first two dates here.
All four bands had something to say about the highly antipated shows:
Lars Ulrich (Metallica): “Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal’s b ig 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!”
Kerry King (Slayer): “It’s about fucking time this happened, and about time the fans finally get what they want. This is fucking awesome.”
Scott Ian (Anthrax): “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.”
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth): “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. If there are any heads left at the end of this festival that haven’t banged, they don’t belong there.”