The Big Four – Has Hell Truly Frozen Over? The Brainfart June 22, 2010 Music News 5 Comments As you all know by now, the “Big Four” (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) have been touring over seas in what is being called the greatest Metal tour of all time. For the first time, The “Big Four” of Metal are touring together overseas melting faces and ripping heads off left and right. I have seen footage from this tour on YouTube and it’s no lie that the bands are all sounding and looking spectacular. While this is a great thing to hear about it, the big question now is when will this tour come Stateside? Will it come Stateside? I can guarantee that every scumbag promoter in the US is frothing at the mouth over this and wants a slice of this pie. Regardless, if this tour comes here to the States, you can bet your ass that you are going to pay out the nose for this experience. This is the kind of tour that we would’ve killed to see as kids. Hell, we were 3/4 of the way there with Clash of the Titans in the 90’s but it’s ok since Metallica had pretty much cashed in their balls at that point. This is one of those type of shows that I know I’m gonna bitch and moan about the ticket prices but I will honestly say that I would pay 100 bucks to see this. Even if it does put me 10 rows from the ceiling of the arena. This tour has so much potential to be an amazing experience but at the same time, it could completely self destruct. Can you imagine the egos of Mustaine, Ulrich, Ian and King all in one room? Just those four fuckers alone would kill each other but ya know what? It’s those four people that have worked their asses off from the very beginning to make sure that their own respective bands were one of the best around. Looking at the set lists from all the bands is really fun to see just how they are using their time. Anthrax seems to be delivering a fun but safe set. Megadeth is killing it yet again with a performance of “Rust In Peace” which was a bold yet totally awesome move on their part. Slayer is just coming out firing on all cylinders and Metallica’s set looks pretty damn impressive minus that craptastic “Nothing Else Matters.” Really? Is there any fucking need for them to play that song? Makes me nauseous just thinking about it but for the most part, Metallica’s set looks pretty damn solid. The Big Four Movie is playing in theaters TONIGHT! You can CLICK HERE to find out where in your town its playing. It will be four hours of face melting, headbanging metal. Tickets seem to be in the $18.00 price range which if you were at the real show would get you a beer and a small nacho plate. Below are the set lists for the Big Four tour so enjoy! Anthrax 01. Caught in a Mosh 02. Got the Time (JOE JACKSON cover) 03. Indians 04. Heaven and Hell (BLACK SABBATH cover) 05. Antisocial (TRUST cover) 06. Madhouse 07. Only 08. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) 09. I Am The Law SLAYER’s setlist: 01. World Painted Blood 02. Jihad 03. War Ensemble 04. Hate Worldwide 05. Angel of Death 06. Dead Skin Mask 07. Disciple 08. South of Heaven 09. Raining Blood MEGADETH’s setlist: 01. Holy Wars 02. Hangar 18 03. Take No Prisoners 04. Five Magics 05. Poison Was the Cure 06. Lucretia 07. Tornado of Souls 08. Dawn Patrol 09. Rust in Peace… Polaris 10. Head Crusher 11. Sweating Bullets 12. Symphony Of Destruction 13. Peace Sells METALLICA’s setlist: 01. Creeping Death 02. For Whom The Bell Tolls 03. Fuel 04. The Four Horsemen 05. Fade To Black 06. That Was Just Your Life 07. Cyanide 08. Sad But True 09. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 10. All Nightmare Long 11. One 12. Master Of Puppets 13. Blackened 14. Nothing Else Matters 15. Enter Sandman – – – – – – – – 16. Stone Cold Crazy 17. Hit The Lights 18. Seek and Destroy Like this:Like Loading... jonder says: June 24, 2010 at 9:20 am I saw it at Discover Mills, and the theater was about half-full. I think it is playing again tonight, and it is supposed to come out on DVD eventually. Definitely worth seeing. The sound and the camera work were excellent. Joey Belladonna looks like hell, and Dave Mustaine can’t sing, but all the bands played well. During the last encore, most of the members of the four bands played “Am I Evil” together (not “Stone Cold Crazy”). thegreatsouthernbrainfart says: June 25, 2010 at 11:43 am I really think this tour has so much potential here in the US but be prepared to go broke on this one. It just may be worth every penny though as all the bands sound like they are on top of their game! I can only hope that this tour make its way here! Thanks for reading by the way! Hope you keep coming back! Art says: June 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm So no review from Don the Big Four show?! thegreatsouthernbrainfart says: June 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm HAHA! I tried to get tix to the Perimeter Mall showing and it said it was sold out. I later heard that it wasn’t and that the website was messed up. Oh well. I’d love to hear YOUR review. How did you like it? Art says: June 22, 2010 at 10:22 am I’m goin go try to get tickets for this right now! I bet I’ll see you there, if it isn’t already sold out!