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MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: New Book Uncovers Earliest “Big Four” Pics

September 14th, 2011
Murder in the Front Row

Murder in the Front Row

Includes Kirk Hammett in Exodus, Dave Mustaine in Metallica, and Kerry King in Megadeth

As “Big Four” thrash metal bands Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax prepare an historic performance together this week at Yankee Stadium in New York, further details emerge about the upcoming photo book documenting their origins: Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew. Among the previously unseen photos from the original thrash metal explosion: Kirk Hammett performing with Exodus; Dave Mustaine rehearsing and performing with Metallica-including the band’s very first practice with bassist Cliff Burton; Kerry King soundchecking and performing with Megadeth during that band’s debut series of shows in 1984; and Anthrax’s modest first-ever Bay Area appearance. These historic events are part of a spectacular large-format 272-page view inside “the metal scene that banged those heads that did not bang” includes over 400 of some of the earliest color and black-and-white photos of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Exodus, Possessed, Death Angel, Forbidden, Legacy/Testament, Vio-lence, and many others key figures from the Bay Area thrash metal universe.

 

“Before they played the Bay Area, Slayer wore makeup onstage,” says coauthor Brian Lew. “After that first Bay Area show they never wore makeup again. This book will show people why.”

 

Murder in the Front Row will be available December 2011, wherever books are sold. To view page samples and place a preorder (with limited two-sided exclusive poster-size dustjacket), visit this location: http://www.murderinthefrontrow.com

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SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX Members Jam PANTERA Classics With PHIL ANSELMO At Metal Masters Clinic In New York

September 13th, 2011

The second Metal Masters clinic took place last night at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, and Scott Ian from ANTHRAX were joined on stage by David Ellefson of MEGADETH, ADRENALIN MOB drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER), SLAYER’s Kerry King, and former PANTERA frontman Phil Anselmo. The supergroup cranked out two Pantera classics – ‘A New Level’ and ‘Fucking Hostile’ – as seen below.

SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX Members Jam PANTERA Classics With PHIL ANSELMO

SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX Members Jam PANTERA Classics With PHIL ANSELMO

After the event David Ellefson checked in:

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MEGADETH – Uncirculated Live ’87 “Peace Sells” Audio

September 4th, 2011

TMD has obtained never before circulated concert audio of MEGADETH performing the classic track “Peace Sells” at The Stone in San Francisco, California on June 15, 1987. The  cut comes off the album Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, released in November, 1986.

The listener will be treated to an unearthed soundboard gem that perfectly captures one of metal’s all-time greatest lineups…

Read more HERE: http://themetalden.com/index.php?p=22713

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine shreds in new MLB Fan Cave clip

August 16th, 2011

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine recently took part in MLB.com’s season long MLB Fan Cave series, by being one of the many attractions of the Cave. In this clip, MLB Fan Cave tour guide, Mike O’hara gives visitors a tour of the Cave and takes them to a booth where Mustaine proceeds to indulge them with his signature riffage. For more exclusive insights into MLB Fan Cave visit: www.mlbfancave.com.

Megadeth recently released the 25th anniversary editions of the seminal thrash album, “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?” The album has been digitally re-mastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative release in multiple configurations. All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5 Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. Visit www.megadeth.com to order.

Dave Mustaine MLB Fan Cave clip URL: http://mlbfancave.mlb.com/fancave/video.jsp?content_id=17928685&topic_id=19224580&fbid=H380LfIWvvK

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine recently took part in MLB.com’s season long MLB Fan Cave series, by being one of the many attractions of the Cave. In this clip, MLB Fan Cave tour guide, Mike O’hara gives visitors a tour of the Cave and takes them to a booth where Mustaine proceeds to indulge them with his signature riffage. For more exclusive insights into MLB Fan Cave visit: www.mlbfancave.com.

Megadeth recently released the 25th anniversary editions of the seminal thrash album, “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?” The album has been digitally re-mastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative release in multiple configurations. All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5 Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. Visit www.megadeth.com to order.

Dave Mustaine MLB Fan Cave clip URL: http://mlbfancave.mlb.com/fancave/video.jsp?content_id=17928685&topic_id=19224580&fbid=H380LfIWvvK

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MEGADETH Confirm November 1st North American Street Date For TH1RT3EN

August 9th, 2011
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Megadeth have officially announced the forthcoming release of their thirteenth album, titled TH1RT3EN. The album will be released November 1st, 2011 via Roadrunner Records in North America. TH1RT3EN will be released in Japan on October 26th with a bonus track (to be revealed). Release dates for other territories will be announced soon.

TH1RT3EN follows up 2009′s Endgame, which was one of the most celebrated albums of the pioneering band’s storied career. Anticipation is high and fans are anxious for a taste of new music from the legends, who have sold over 25 million albums globally throughout the course of their career, and they will get it imminently.

Dave Mustaine is incredibly proud of the music put forth on the new recording, saying, “This record is the culmination of my work over the 13 records I recorded. There are moments on TH1RT3EN that capture my every emotion, and other moments where I am releasing feelings I never knew existed! My proudest moments of my musical career are captured on TH1RT3EN.”

TH1RT3EN also marks the recorded return of bassist Dave Ellefson who was part of the band’s classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. In a move that delighted the band’s legion of diehards, Ellefson returned to performing live with Megadeth in early 2010 and has remained a fixture on the stage ever since. This is the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002′s Rude Awakening.

The title has several levels of meaning, which leader and guitar deity Dave Mustaine, who first picked up an axe at the age of 13, revealed in a recent chat with RollingStone.com, saying, “I was born on September 13th; this is my thirteenth record. It just seemed like it was the right thing to do to call it TH1RT3EN.”

The band is spending its summer dominating and decimating the main stage of the fourth annual Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival alongside GODSMACK and DISTURBED. The band will cap off a busy and headline-making summer by performing as part of The Big Four once again, this time in New York at Yankee Stadium alongside METALLICA, SLAYER and ANTHRAX. The only previous Big Four show in the US took place in April in Southern California.

The band also recorded an original track, ‘Never Dead’, specifically for the NeverDead action-adventure video game franchise. ‘Never Dead’ will appear on TH1RT3EN. Additionally, ‘Sudden Death’ was recorded for Guitar Hero Warriors Of Rock and will appear on the album.

Dave Mustaine recently told Artisan News that he was so busy completing TH1RT3EN that now that he’s done he doesn’t know what to do with himself. He also questions the album’s November 1st release date. Check out the video report below:

TH1RT3EN was recorded at the band’s own recording facility – Vic’s Garage studio – in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, 3 DOORS DOWN, FINGER ELEVEN).

At a one-off gig from the European Big 4 shows, (July 4th) Megadeth debuted their new track, ‘Public Enemy No.1′, live in Hamburg, Germany at the Docks. Watch fan-filmed footage of the new track below:

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Heavy T.O. 2011

July 28th, 2011

Heavy TO

Heavy T.O.

July 23-24, 2011

Review and pics by Monika Deviat

 

On July 23rd and 24th, 10 000 metalheads descended upon Downsview Park in Toronto ON for Heavy T.O. The two day festival took place the same weekend as Heavy MTL. This was the third year for Heavy MTL and its success from right from the first year prompted MTL organizers Daniel Glick and Nick Farkas to team up with Live Nation to create Heavy T.O. Two stages had bands playing right after each other, about 11 per day. Heavy T.O. sponsor, Jägermeister had a tent area set up with games and were hosting some of the autograph sessions. Certain bands like Megadeth and Slayer had line-ups of over a hundred people waiting to get signatures from their favorite musicians. 

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Eddie Trunk & Megadeth Giveaway

July 13th, 2011
Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?

Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?

Eddie Trunk and Megadeth have teamed up to give you another rockin’ giveaway! Megadeth’s vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, has been digitally remasterd for the first time and includes a preciously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

Check out the contest here!

(1) Grand Prize Winner Gets:

• (1) Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? Box Set
• (1) Signed Dave Mustaine 3-D Litho

Along with that, 20 runner-up winners will get the Peace Sells 2-CD set.

Check out a review of the re-release HERE.

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH & ANTHRAX: THE BIG FOUR PODCAST

June 22nd, 2011

Shockwaves Skullsessions Episode #48: This is the REAL BIG 4 Episode (Part 1 of 3). On this first of a riveting 3-episode special, Skullsessions returning guest and esteemed UK metal author Joel McIver is teamed up with newcomers Craig Locicero from Bay Area thrash titans Forbidden and metal tycoon Michael Huntsman as they join host Bob Nalbandian on yet another heated discussion thrashing out a discography deliberation on the first few albums of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax! This episode (Part 1) hones in on the early days of thrash metal!

 

DIRECT LINK to Podcast on Roadrunner Records.

Link to Skullsessions on iTunes.

 

You can also check out the SHOCKWAVES VIDEOCAST

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MEGADETH To Release 25th Anniversary Ed. of PEACE SELLS…

June 22nd, 2011

MEGADETH’S VITAL ‘PEACE SELLS… BUT WHO’S BUYING?’ ALBUM REMASTERED AND EXPANDED FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY 2CD AND DIGITAL AUDIO PACKAGES, AND A DELUXE 5DISC+3LP BOX SET

Commemorative Release Includes New Liner Notes by

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich

Megadeth On Tour In Europe and North America Through Summer

Megadeth’s vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, has been digitally remastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative 25th Anniversary release in multiple configurations on July 12 by Capitol/EMI.  All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

The deluxe box set also includes previously unreleased and rare mixes of the album’s tracks and hi res audio for the remastered album and concert, as well as an expanded 20-page book, plus 8”x10” photos and reproductions of vintage Megadeth memorabilia. The cover of the box uses a new, unique process of lenticular 3D which reinterprets the original cover, creating the illusion of Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead character jumping out of the art.

Released in 1986, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? was Megadeth’s second album and the band’s first Capitol/EMI release.  The acclaimed album thrust Megadeth into the international spotlight, and it remains a powerful thrash metal staple.

In his liner notes for the new edition, Dave Mustaine reflects on writing the album’s title track:  “I had written other lyrics by now, but there was something different about ‘Peace Sells’ because it told my story about my faith; my beliefs; my distrust of government; my work ethic; my integrity. This was MY song.”

“If there’s a new way, I’ll be the first in line”

“Amen!,” continues Mustaine.  “I was so tired of not shaving, not bathing, not eating, not having a home, a companion, NOTHING. Yeah, I’ll be the first in line, but it had better work this time. Well, it was working, thank God, just fast enough for what I needed, but not nearly as fast as I would hope.”

“Whether you heard this record for the first time in 1986, or you hear this record for the first time today or tomorrow, Peace Sells is a great heavy metal album,” writes Lars Ulrich in his liner notes for the new edition.  “Nothing more, nothing less.  It has stood the test of time.  And will continue to do so.”

Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful Megadeth after his departure from Metallica.  Beginning with the band’s 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and evolving through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth has crafted a dynamic, intelligent style that combines the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an innovative mix that has built a rabid worldwide following.

For nearly three decades, Megadeth has taken heavy metal into the future – musically, lyrically, and culturally.  The band has enjoyed great success on Billboard’s album and single charts, including three Top 10 titles on the Top 200 Albums chart and four Top 10 Modern Rock singles, “Almost Honest,” “Trust,” “Breadline,” and “Crush ‘Em.”

With defiance and grace, through unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their insolence, they’ve been rewarded with nine Grammy Award nominations, six Gold, five Platinum, and one double Platinum albums, and three Gold-certified DVD releases, in addition to last year’s double Platinum concert DVD, The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.

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MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [2CD; digital]

Booklet with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich

Disc 1 (original album, remastered)

Disc 2 (previously unreleased 1987 concert)

Wake Up Dead

Intro

Wake Up Dead

The Conjuring

The Conjuring

Peace Sells

Bad Omen

Devil’s Island

Rattlehead

Good Mourning/Black Friday

Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good

Bad Omen

Looking Down The Cross

I Ain’t Superstitious

My Last Words

My Last Words

Peace Sells

These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

Devils Island

Last Rites / Loved To Deth

Mechanix

MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set]

Two 8×10 photos / two 8 ½ x 11 reproduced vintage concert flyers / one reproduced vintage ticket stub / 20-page book with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich

Disc 1 (original album, remastered – tracklist above)

Disc 2 (Dave Mustaine mixes & masters for 2004 album reissue – tracklist above)

Disc 3 (Randy Burns mixes, remastered)

Wake Up Dead [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]

The Conjuring [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]

Peace Sells [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]

Devil’s Island [previously unreleased]

Good Mourning/Black Friday [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]

Bad Omen [previously unreleased]

I Ain’t Superstitious [previously unreleased]

My Last Words [previously unreleased]

Disc 4 (previously unreleased 1987 concert – tracklist above)

Disc 5 (hi-res audio: original album + previously unreleased 1987 concert – tracklists above)

LP 1 (original album, remastered – tracklist above)

LPs 2 & 3 (previously unreleased 1987 concert – tracklist above)

MEGADETH ON TOUR: UPCOMING DATES

JULY

4          Hamburg, Germany                   Docks

THE BIG FOUR:  METALLICA • SLAYER • MEGADETH • ANTHRAX

JULY

2          Gelsenkirchen, Germany            Veltins Arena

3          Gothenburg, Sweden                 Ullevi Stadium

6          Milan, Italy                                Fiera Open Air Arena

8          Knebworth, UK                          Sonisphere Knebworth House

9          Amneville, France                      Sonisphere Snowhall Parc

SEPTEMBER

14         New York, NY                           Yankee Stadium

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL(rockstarmayhemfest.com)

DISTURBED • GODSMACK • MEGADETH • MACHINE HEAD • IN FLAMES • TRIVIUM

JULY

10         Mountain View, CA                    Shoreline Amphitheatre

12         Auburn, WA                              White River Amphitheatre

13         Nampa, ID                                Idaho Center Amphitheater

15         Phoenix, AZ                              Desert Sky Pavilion

16         Albuquerque, NM                      Hard Rock Casino

17         Englewood, CO                         Comfort Dental Amphitheater

19         Maryland Heights, MO               Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

20         Cincinnati, OH                           Riverbend Music Center

22         Mansfield, MA                           Comcast Center

23*       Toronto, ON                              Downsview Park (*Heavy T.O. Festival – heavyto.com)

24         Hartford, CT                              Comcast Theater

27         Holmdel, NJ                              PNC Bank Arts Center

29         Burgettstown, PA                      First Niagara Pavilion

30         Bristow, VA                               Jiffy Lube Live

31         Camden, NJ                              Susquehanna Bank Center

AUGUST

2          Virginia Beach, VA                    Virginia Beach Amphitheater

3          Raleigh, NC                               Time Warner Pavilion

5          Tinley Park, IL                           First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

6          Clarkston, MI                             DTE Energy Music Theatre

7          Noblesville, IN                           Verizon Wireless Music Center

9          Oklahoma City, OK                    Zoo Amphitheatre

10         Dallas, TX                                 Gexa Energy Pavilion

12         Atlanta, GA                               Aaron’s Amphitheatre

13         Tampa, FL                                1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

14         West Palm Beach, FL                Cruzan Amphitheatre

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX: ‘Big Four’ Coming To Yankee Stadium

April 30th, 2011
METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX: 'Big Four' Coming To Yankee Stadium

METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX: 'Big Four' Coming To Yankee Stadium

Following last Saturday’s (April 23) first U.S. “Big Four” concert in Indio, California, the so-called “Big Four” bands of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH — have announced that they will perform in the new version of the famed Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York on September 14, 2011.

 

Commented METALLICA: “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 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com. 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.

 

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told RollingStone.com in an interview earlier this week that more U.S. dates are on the way. He revealed, “We are looking to book something on the East Coast because of the success of this . . . Maybe we’ll do somewhere in the Midwest and South, too. Still, I don’t think it will turn into a 40-date arena tour; that would make it less special. I like the fact that there’s an element of chaos to the whole thing. It shouldn’t be sterile, streamlined and perfect: it needs an edgy underbelly to remain authentic.”

 

The all-day event last weekend featured the so-called “big four” bands of the Eighties thrash metal scene — SLAYER, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and headliners METALLICA — performing together on a U.S. stage for the first time ever in their 30-year careers.

 

Members of all four bands got together at the end of METALLICA’s set to play the song “Am I Evil?”, originally by the cult British metal band DIAMOND HEAD. Lars Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio why that was a good choice for a show-closing jam. “The great thing about cover songs, you know, certainly in that context with the four bands, was that you’re not playing anybody’s song. So I think to invite everybody up onstage to play a METALLICA song would just be weird. DIAMOND HEAD, I think, seems like such a common denominator in everybody’s inspiration pool that “Am I Evil?” just seemed like the perfect song.”

 

A series of similar shows last summer in Europe was wildly popular, leading to demand for a U.S. version. The “Big Four” package will also head back to Europe this July.

 

All four bands were presented over the weekend with awards for sales of two million copies of a “Big Four” live DVD which was released late last year.

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East Coast ‘Big Four’ Concert In The Works, Says METALLICA Drummer

April 26th, 2011
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Big4

METALLICA headlined the first U.S. “Big Four” concert this past Saturday (April 23) at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. The all-day festival featured the so-called “Big Four” bands of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH — sharing the stage in the U.S. for the first time ever, drawing an estimated 50,000 people.

 

A wildly successful series of European gigs together last summer paved the way for a U.S. edition.

 

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told RollingStone.com that more U.S. “Big Four” dates are in the works. “We are looking to book something on the East Coast because of the success of this — it should hopefully come together in a week or two,” Ulrich said. “Maybe we’ll do somewhere in the Midwest and South, too. Still, I don’t think it will turn into a 40-date arena tour; that would make it less special. I like the fact that there’s an element of chaos to the whole thing. It shouldn’t be sterile, streamlined and perfect: it needs an edgy underbelly to remain authentic.”

 

METALLICA will bring the “Big Four” tour to Europe in July, and is also confirmed to perform at the 44th edition of Festival d’été de Québec in Quebec City, Canada on Saturday, July 16.

 

The group will also headline Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival this September.

 

Urich told The Pulse Of Radio that the idea for a “Big Four” tour first came up in 2009. “We were sitting around and we were feeling pretty nostalgic at the time because it was right around the old Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Cleveland induction thing there,” he said. “So as you sit around and talk about your past and whatever, the idea of playing shows with the other, you know, members of the so-called ‘Big Four’ just came up, and it finally came together just over a year later.”

 

METALLICA has hinted at entering the studio in May to begin work on a secret recording project, although details have been few.

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX Storm California For First North American Big Four Show; Jeff Hanneman Makes Surprise Appearance, All-Band ‘Am I Evil?’ Jam Session Returns!

April 24th, 2011

The metal event of the year occurred yesterday (Saturday, April 23rd) as the Big Four of ’80s thrash metal – METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX – took the stage at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA in front of over 50,000 raging metalheads!

After suffering a spider bite a few months ago and being forced to miss numerous live dates the first time in his career, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman returned to the stage last night. EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt filled in for Slayer’s main set, but Hanneman joined the band on stage for their two-song encore which included ‘South Of Heaven’ and ‘Angel Of Death’. Check out a photo of Hanneman on stage from Slayer’s Facebook page below:

 

Jeff Hanneman live on stage at the BIG 4!

Jeff Hanneman live on stage at the BIG 4!

RockNMetalNewz has posted pre-show photos below:

Anthrax’ set-list was as follows:

‘Caught In A Mosh’

‘Got the Time’

‘Madhouse’

‘Among the Living’

‘Antisocial’

‘Indians’

‘Fight ‘Em Till You Can’t’

‘A.I.R.’

‘I Am The Law’

Megadeth’s set-list was as follows:

‘Trust’

‘In My Darkest Hour’

‘Hangar 18’

Wake Up Dead’

‘Poison Was the Cure’

‘She-Wolf’

‘Sweating Bullets’

‘Head Crusher’

‘A Tout Le Monde’

‘Symphony of Destruction’

‘Peace Sells’

‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due/Mechanix’

Slayer’s set-list included the encore of ‘South Of Heaven’ and ‘Angel Of Death’ with Jeff Hanneman.

 

Metallica’s set-list was as follows:

‘The Ecstasy of Gold’

‘Creeping Death’

‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’

‘Fuel’

‘Ride The Lightning’

‘Fade to Black’

‘Cyanide’

‘All Nightmare Long’

‘Sad But True’

‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’

‘Orion’

One’

‘Master of Puppets’

‘Blackened’

‘Nothing Else Matters’

‘Enter Sandman’

 

Encore:

‘Am I Evil? (DIAMOND HEAD cover jam with members of Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax; see fan-filmed footage below)

‘Hit The Lights’

‘Seek And Destroy’

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX – Big Four Photo Galleries And Reviews Online

April 24th, 2011
Big4

Big4

With the highly anticipated Big Four show featuring METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX in Indio, CA a part of metal history, photo galleries and reviews are beginning to surface. Two links to galleries, courtesy of The Press Enterprise Examiner.com are available below.

Big Four – PE.com

Examiner.com slideshow

Watch for more Big Four updates over the course of the day.

According to Bruce Fessier from Mydesert.com, the promoter of yesterday’s Big Four concert was expecting the first U.S. appearance together of the world’s four most popular thrash metal bands to sell out before doors open at 2 p.m. at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA.

But Paul Tollett of the Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice company said the one-day show won’t attract as many people as last week’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, or next weekend’s Stagecoach country music festival.

Stay tuned for the confirmed head count.

 

Big 4 - USA Flag

Big 4 - USA Flag

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Capitol/EMI To Release MEGADETH’s “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying” In Expanded 25th Anniv. Edition

April 19th, 2011

Megadeth’s vital, Platinum-certified album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, has been digitally remastered for the first time and expanded for a commemorative 25th Anniversary release in multiple configurations on July 12 by Capitol/EMI.  All of the versions, including a 2CD lift-top box, digital album, and a deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set, include a previously unreleased 1987 concert from the band’s first world tour and new liner notes written by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

The deluxe box set also includes previously unreleased and rare mixes of the album’s tracks and hi res audio for the remastered album and concert, as well as an expanded 20-page book, plus 8”x10” photos and reproductions of vintage Megadeth memorabilia. The cover of the box uses a new, unique process of lenticular 3D which reinterprets the original cover, creating the illusion of Megadeth’s Vic Rattlehead character jumping out of the art.

Released in 1986, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? was Megadeth’s second album and the band’s first Capitol/EMI release.  The acclaimed album thrust Megadeth into the international spotlight, and it remains a powerful thrash metal staple.

In his liner notes for the new edition, Dave Mustaine reflects on writing the album’s title track:  “I had written other lyrics by now, but there was something different about ‘Peace Sells’ because it told my story about my faith; my beliefs; my distrust of government; my work ethic; my integrity. This was MY song.”

“If there’s a new way, I’ll be the first in line”

“Amen!,” continues Mustaine.  “I was so tired of not shaving, not bathing, not eating, not having a home, a companion, NOTHING. Yeah, I’ll be the first in line, but it had better work this time. Well, it was working, thank God, just fast enough for what I needed, but not nearly as fast as I would hope.”

“Whether you heard this record for the first time in 1986, or you hear this record for the first time today or tomorrow, Peace Sells is a great heavy metal album,” writes Lars Ulrich in his liner notes for the new edition.  “Nothing more, nothing less.  It has stood the test of time.  And will continue to do so.”

Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful Megadeth after his departure from Metallica.  Beginning with the band’s 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and evolving through a shifting series of lineups, Megadeth has crafted a dynamic, intelligent style that combines the aggressiveness of thrash metal, the improvisational nature of jazz, and cynical, articulate, politically-charged lyrics into an innovative mix that has built a rabid worldwide following.

For nearly three decades, Megadeth has taken heavy metal into the future – musically, lyrically, and culturally.  The band has enjoyed great success on Billboard’s album and single charts, including three Top 10 titles on the Top 200 Albums chart and four Top 10 Modern Rock singles, “Almost Honest,” “Trust,” “Breadline,” and “Crush ‘Em.”

With defiance and grace, through unusual quality and intelligence, Megadeth has raised a generation on a diet of truth serum and bitter pills. Instead of being kicked to the curb for their insolence, they’ve been rewarded with nine Grammy Award nominations, six Gold, five Platinum, and one double Platinum albums, and three Gold-certified DVD releases, in addition to last year’s double Platinum concert DVD, The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.

Megadeth is currently on tour in Europe.  On April 23, Megadeth will again join forces with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax for The Big Four Festival in Indio, California, and The Big Four have confirmed several European shows for July.  Megadeth will also play more than 20 North American dates in July and August on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Disturbed, Godsmack, Machine Head, In Flames and Trivium.

www.megadeth.com

MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [2CD; digital]
Booklet with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich

Disc 1 (original album, remastered)
Disc 2 (previously unreleased 1987 concert)

Wake Up Dead
Wake Up Dead
The Conjuring
The Conjuring
Peace Sells
Bad Omen
Devil’s Island
Rattlehead
Good Mourning/Black Friday
Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good
Bad Omen
Looking Down The Cross
I Ain’t Superstitious
My Last Words
My Last Words
Peace Sells

These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

Devils Island

Mechanix

Last Rites / Loved To Deth

Good Mourning / Black Friday

MEGADETH: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? [deluxe 5Disc+3LP box set]
Two 8×10 photos / two 8 ½ x 11 reproduced vintage concert flyers / one reproduced vintage ticket stub / 20-page book with liner notes by Dave Mustaine and Lars Ulrich

Disc 1 (original album, remastered – tracklist above)

Disc 2 (Dave Mustaine mixes & masters for 2004 album reissue – tracklist above)

Disc 3 (Randy Burns mixes, remastered)
Wake Up Dead [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]
The Conjuring [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]
Peace Sells [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]
Devil’s Island [previously unreleased]
Good Mourning/Black Friday [previously released as bonus track on ’04 reissue]
Bad Omen [previously unreleased]
I Ain’t Superstitious [previously unreleased]
My Last Words [previously unreleased]

Disc 4 (previously unreleased 1987 concert – tracklist above)

Disc 5 (hi-res audio: original album + previously unreleased 1987 concert – tracklists above)

LP 1 (original album, remastered – tracklist above)

LPs 2 & 3 (previously unreleased 1987 concert – tracklist above)

MEGADETH ON TOUR: UPCOMING DATES
APRIL
16         Tel Aviv, Israel                            Hall 1 Exhibition Grounds
JULY
4          Hamburg, Germany                    Docks

THE BIG FOUR:  METALLICA • SLAYER • MEGADETH • ANTHRAX
APRIL
23         Indio, California              Empire Polo Club
JULY
2          Gelsenkirchen, Germany            Veltins Arena
3          Gothenburg, Sweden                  Ullevi Stadium
6          Milan, Italy                                Fiera Open Air Arena
8          Knebworth, UK                          Sonisphere Knebworth House
9          Amneville, France                      Sonisphere Snowhall Parc

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL(rockstarmayhemfest.com)
DISTURBED • GODSMACK • MEGADETH • MACHINE HEAD • IN FLAMES • TRIVIUM
JULY
10         Mountain View, CA                    Shoreline Amphitheatre
12         Auburn, WA                              White River Amphitheatre
13         Nampa, ID                                 Idaho Center Amphitheater
15         Phoenix, AZ                              Desert Sky Pavilion
16         Albuquerque, NM                       Hard Rock Casino
17         Englewood, CO                          Comfort Dental Amphitheater
19         Maryland Heights, MO                Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
20         Cincinnati, OH                           Riverbend Music Center
22         Mansfield, MA                           Comcast Center
23*       Toronto, ON                               Downsview Park (*Heavy T.O. Festival – heavyto.com)
24         Hartford, CT                               Comcast Theater
27         Holmdel, NJ                               PNC Bank Arts Center
29         Burgettstown, PA                       First Niagara Pavilion
30         Bristow, VA                               Jiffy Lube Live
31         Camden, NJ                              Susquehanna Bank Center
AUGUST
2          Virginia Beach, VA                     Virginia Beach Amphitheater
3          Raleigh, NC                               Time Warner Pavilion
5          Tinley Park, IL                           First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
6          Clarkston, MI                             DTE Energy Music Theatre
7          Noblesville, IN                            Verizon Wireless Music Center
9          Oklahoma City, OK                    Zoo Amphitheatre
10         Dallas, TX                                  Gexa Energy Pavilion
12         Atlanta, GA                               Aaron’s Amphitheatre
13         Tampa, FL                                 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
14         West Palm Beach, FL                Cruzan Amphitheatre

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EUROPEAN CARNAGE TOUR 2011 w/ Slayer and Megadeth

March 29th, 2011

SLAYER

The Old Ice Hall

The 17th of March 2011

Helsinki Finland

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

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