… and you can witness one of only seven global appearances at a theater near you today — June 22, 2010*
*IMPORTANT NOTE: If you can’t make it, or if your local theater is already sold out, there will be an encore presentation in select theaters on Thursday, June 24.
Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the ominous presence and staying power of thrash metal. Simply put, it’s the Carcharodon carcharias — the great white shark — of the heavy metal world: a remorseless, intimidating, brutally savage yet strangely graceful and beautiful creature that is both totally fearless and relentlessly unstoppable. Thrash’s evolutionary perfection was born of four U.S. bands in the mid-1980s: Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. And while the undeniable influence of these four have spawned countless other bands – some of them truly amazing – none will ever equal let alone top their impact, influence and longevity. Hence the well deserved “Big Four” label bestowed on these founding fathers of thrash.
Strange as it may sound, and despite the fact that these four U.S. thrashers are all friends (for the most part!), they’ve never performed together — until now. Finally, after years of wishful thinking by the metal-loving masses and countless online rumors spreading virulently (like, say, anthrax), the dark dreams of many fans have finally been answered. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax recently announced seven dates together for their multi-band Sonisphere tour of Europe. The only trouble is that said shows are in pretty weird and wonderful locations (unless you live in said places, of course). June concert dates and the seven lucky cities are: