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New American Big Four date

The rumors were confirmed. The Big Four are coming to the East Coast, yo. And not just any venue, but the Yankee Stadium in NYC.

Enter New York . . . that’s right, The Big Four of Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, and ‘Tallica will be in the new version of the famed Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2011! We can’t wait for a night in the Bronx as our second American show and for those of you who love fun facts, this will also be the second live music event hosted at the new ballpark.

ALL seats are reserved for this show and tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10:00 AM via TicketMaster. MetClub members should log in for more information about a special pre-sale starting on Wednesday, May 4. Yankees season ticket holders will have their own pre-sale, also on May 4, starting at noon.

Read full post here.

<insert stereotypical big four joke here>

Don’t really have anything humorous to say, really. Like I said before, if you can make it, go!

Poster after the jump.


Two hour Big Four special

If you’re interested in two hours of Big Four talk with Full Metal Jackie and members of the aforementioned bands, check out these two clips I stole got from Blabbermouth:

1st hour:

2nd hour:

I have the attention span of a frog on LSD so if you listen to the full thing, please let me know what they talk about.


Oh yeah, speaking of these guys… Watch the Californian performance ‘Am I Evil’ as filmed by someone from Scott Ian’s entourage or something… After the jump.


Are they evil?

Stupid post title puns aside, a clip of the Big Four performing “Am I Evil?” at their recent show in Indio, California has hit Metallica.com, and now, doseofmetal.com. You decide which one’s more important, and more metal.


Back on topic, the video is sort of raw footage, but the sound is more than decent, so make sure you hit that play button. What else? O yeah, James had a little speech, celebrating all the other “big however many” bands that didn’t make it in the business as well as them, and of course, a whole lot of touchy feely stuff when the other bands get on stage. I almost shed a tear. But then again, I’m not 13, and I only cry when I have sex.


Metallica aren’t selfish

If you thought Metallica are selfish, think again! They aren’t, that’s why they chose ‘Am I Evil’ as the one song to perform together on stage with the other three bands… They’ve performed together again at the Indio gig.

We felt that you’re not going to invite people to come onstage and start playing a Metallica song. That would seem a little selfish, so you want to find a cover song that had some resonance towards what’s going on said Lars Ulrich in an interview.

My personal opinion is that they chose this song as one band already knew it, and it was very easy to learn and practice by the rest. The performance in Sofia last year (which I’ve been to, cause I’m amazing) was really just a DVD moment, I don’t think they thought too much of it in advance… I think they just decided to do something quick for all the cameras, so that was an easy choice. But that’s just me.

I would like to be a little more adventurous and not rely on the same song if there are continued jams. There are other things we can do, and I know that Tom [Araya] from Slayer was talking about [Metallica’s] “The Four Horsemen.” Inviting the other bands to come up and play a Metallica song just doesn’t seem right continued Lars…

Yeah, I’ll say. I don’t think they should perform a Metallica song, but they should do a medley of all four bands’ greatest hits. I’ve suggested this to David Ellefson when I interviewed him, and he seemed keen on the idea. Wouldn’t that be something special that would honor all four bands equally?

You know, I’m not afraid to go anywhere. Maybe we’ll play a Slayer song instead

Read full interview here.

Or maybe you’ll just take my advice and do a medley. Dave could join you guys beforehand just for one or two performances of old Kill Em All songs you wrote together.

I should be fucking hired by these guys, so much productivity in a single blog post. And if you are considering seeing the upcoming Big Four gigs in Europe, read this rant to get motivated.



It’s time for more headlines. News that aren’t worth individual posts. Wait, I shouldn’t have said that, right? Oh well…

Adler’s Appetite revealed their new line-up. Problem is, I didn’t even know who was in the band before and well, I don’t give a shit either. But anyhow, Patrick Stone is their new vocalist and Lonnie Paul will be playing the guitar from now on. Woop de doo.

All Shall Perish announced the title of their upcoming album and it’s going to be called… drumroll please… ‘This Is Where It Ends’ and I can only hope so.

When asked how far into writing a new album Mastodon have been so far, Brann Dailor (drums) said this in an interview:

“It’s coming along really good. We’re just about done. I’m excited to get into the studio and start recording.”

Jamey Jasta recently talked a bit about his upcoming solo album. Here’s what he had to say:

“It’s just more of the thrash and rock element in it. I think there’s a lot more clean singing than I’m used to doing. It’s a lot of stuff that I recorded for other artists, but it ended up sounding cool so I just left it in there. My engineer was really liking the stuff that I was doing. I still have a lot of guest parts on there — Randy Blythe from Lamb of God, Zakk Wylde, Phil Labonte , Tim from As I Lay Dying, Mark Morton from Lamb of God — so it’s just like a fun project before we do the next Hatebreed album.”

And last but not least, the Big Four were presented with double platinum (pictured above) plaques for the Big Four DVD. Picture of the happy guys after the jump.

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