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Big Four - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax band logosIt was recently announced that the Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax) would be making their first appearance together in the UK to headline the Knebworth Sonisphere festival.  On the heels of that announcement comes the news that the Big Four will also headline Sonisphere France, marking the first time the Big Four will appear together in France as well as the first Sonisphere festival to occur in France.  Sonisphere France is scheduled to take place July 8th and 9th 2011 in Amneville, France.

It was also recently announced that Slipknot would be headling one of the two nights for Sonisphere France as well as Knebworth Sonisphere.

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Sonisphere Knebworth 2011 festival flyerSonisphere has announced the festival will be bringing together Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax in the UK for the first time in history to headline the festival Friday night July 8, 2011 in Knebworth.  Sonisphere Knebworth takes place July 8th – 10th,  2011 at Knebworth House.  Slipknot has already been announced as a headliner for Sonisphere UK on Sunday night July 10th at Knebworth.

Last summer saw the live debut of The Big Four – as this collective of thrash legends are commonly known – marking what was possibly the most significant event in the history of metal. Fans all over Europe could barely contain their excitement, as over 500,000 metalheads bore witness to the show they thought they’d never see.

The Big Four fever did not stop at Europe, as fans the world over eagerly anticipated the possibility of seeing the historical show for themselves in their own countries. Such was the demand that a live cinecast of the Bulgarian show saw over 130,000 people turn out to local cinemas, with reports of mosh pits breaking out in movie theatres across the globe. The recently released DVD of the event, which features all four bands collaborating on a cover of Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil” as well as their individual sets, has only added fuel to the Big Four fire, with a frenzied demand for more performances in the countries not fortunate enough to play host last summer.

“Always excited to do big 4 shows” says Slayer’s Kerry King. “Now England is in line to be devastated by this heavy metal powerhouse! Can’t Fucking wait!!!”

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Tour Video: Megadeth’s David Ellefson checks in from New Zealand

Posted by Lucas Riot on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 1:38 PM (PST)

MegadethThrash metal veterans Megadeth are about to kick off the Australian No Sleep Til tour 2010.  Bassist David Ellefson does a quick check in from Auckland, New Zealand before the first show of the tour.  Megadeth will be joined on the tour by a number of other artists including NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Parkway Drive, GWAR, Atreyu, and many more.

To watch the video click here.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine talks about Grammy Nomination

Posted by Geoffy-Dee on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 2:55 PM (PST)

Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine has been featured in an interview in which he discusses his feelings towards the nomination of  the band’s track “Sudden Death” in the category of “Best Metal Performance” for the the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, which will be held Sunday, February 13th, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Also nominated are Slayer, Iron Maiden, Korn, and Lamb Of God.

The Track “Sudden Death” was released as part of the popular video game Guitar Hero.

To view the interview, Click Here

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Megadeth song “Sudden Death” nominated for grammy award

Posted by Lucas Riot on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9:23 PM (PST)

MegadethMegadeth‘s 2010 single “Sudden Death,” written for the “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” video game, has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Metal Performance category for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Megadeth is nominated along with Iron Maiden, Korn, Lamb Of God and fellow “Big Four” act Slayer. This is Megadeth’s 9th Grammy nomination. The awards will be broadcast on February 13, 2011 on CBS.

According to Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, the band is currently working on a new album in Vic’s Garage (Megadeth’s studio).

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Interview: Dave Mustaine of Megadeth

Posted by Geoffy-Dee on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 2:01 PM (PST)

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has released an interview with where he discusses the history of the band, the twentieth anniversary of “Rust in Peace”, and the possible reuniting of the big four (Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth) to tour together.

The interview also discusses the negative elements of a career in Heavy metal, as Mustaine discusses the problems he has faced and the enemies he has made.

Megadeth has just finished the Jagermeister world tour, with Anthrax and Slayer.

To Read the Interview, Click here.

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Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick joined the band in 2007 after the departure of Glen Drover, and ever since, Broderick has made himself known as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to six-string skills.

To learn more about his career as a guitarist, caught up with Broderick and asked him about his accomplishments, his humble beginnings and his life on the road with Megadeth. “I don’t look at what I do in terms of accomplishments or anything like that,” Explains Chris. “It’s really just about playing the instrument for me and being lucky enough to be able to do what I love.”

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New Megadeth album in the works at Vic’s Garage

Posted by Lucas Riot on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:11 AM (PST)

MegadethMegadeth frontman Dave Mustaine dropped by the Megadeth Cyber Army chat room Tuesday, Nov 16 for a special live chat with his fan club members. The following is an excerpt from the chat.

DM: “So, right now I have Ken Eisennagel, you may remember him from the last two records doing engineering for all of the pre-production phases of Megadeth records? Well, he is here [Megadeth’s studio – Vic’s Garage] going over all of the new Megadeth stuff that I am working on… believe it or not we have five songs almost finished for the new Megs record already!”

Megadeth recently finished up the Jagermeister Fall Tour with Slayer and Anthrax, which saw the band performing 1990’s “Rust in Peace” in its entirety.

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Will we ever see The Big Four: Live From America? Dave Mustaine, Kerry King, and Scott Ian discussed this possibility with Artisan News.

Click here to see the video. reported that 100,000 metal heads from around the world watched The Big Four: Live From Sofia live via satellite in select cinemas. Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax just completed the  Jagermeister Fall Music Tour which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Clash of the Titans Tour.

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Members of Megadeth Chris Broderick (Jag Panzer, Nevermore) and Shawn Drover (Eidolon) talk about joining a band they idolized since their youth, and how they attempted to stay true to Megadeth’s “Rust In Peace” when playing it live on tour.

Megadeth is touring Australia and New Zealand this december on the “No Sleep Till Festival Tour” with bands Gwar, NOFX, The Dropkick Murphy’s and more.

To View the Video Click Here.

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Slayer’s Kerry King performs with Megadeth in Los Angeles

Posted by Lucas Riot on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM (PST)

Kerry KingSlayer guitarist Kerry King joined Megadeth on stage for one night only in Los Angeles for the first time in 26 years.  Kerry played with Megadeth for a handful of dates when the band was first starting out, but was always committed to Slayer and declined to leave the band to join Megadeth full time.  King and Mustaine have had a relatively well publicized standing feud for a number of years.  Similar to the feud Mustaine has had with ex-band Metallica, that feud seems to have been ended during the Big Four tour that saw Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax sharing the same stage.  Kerry joined Megadeth on stage at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles to perform Megadeth’s classic “Rattlehead.”

To watch the video of Kerry and Dave commenting on the reunion click here.

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Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, AnthraxMetallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax — the “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal — and iTunes in the U.S. have teamed up to celebrate the upcoming release of the “The Big 4: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria” DVD by offering you a FREE video download of members from all four bands performing a cover version of Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil?”together that night. Download the video and check out discounts on all four bands’ audio and video releases that are available on iTunes in the United States here. This offer is only good for one week.

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David Ellefson of Megadeth Interviews with Metal Sanaz

Posted by JDKleinhans on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 8:00 PM (PST)

Metal Sanaz conducted separate interviews with David Ellefson of Megadeth in Long Beach, California on August 29 and Sacramento, California on September 1. David talks about touring the globe this year with Megadeth, the “Big Four” shows this past summer in Europe, the upcoming Jägermeister Music Tour, and more.

To watch the Metal Sanaz interview click here.

The “Big Four” tour featured Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth playing Sonisphere festivals across Europe in celebration of the last 30 years of Thrash Metal. A 2-DVD and 5-CD box set, containing footage of the June 22nd Sofia, Bulgaria show, will be released world-wide in October.

The Jägermeister Music Tour will be headlined by Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth, blowing the doors off 20 venues across North America starting on September 24.

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Megadeth - Rust in PeaceThe final night of Megadeth‘s historic month-long “Rust In Peace” 20th anniversary tour has been captured for the upcoming “Rust In Peace Live” Blu-ray, DVD and CD, due out September 7 on Shout! Factory. Recorded on March 31, 2010 at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, “Rust In Peace Live” features the entire “Rust In Peace” track listing and other Megadeth favorites. The 80-minute DVD and Blu-ray, directed by Kerry Asmussen, will also include behind-the-scenes footage. The performance clip of “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due”, taken from the forthcoming “Rust In Peace Live” DVD, can be viewed (courtesy of AOL’s Noisecreep) here.

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Megadeth Visits Patients At The Cleveland Clinic

Posted by Lucas Riot on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 7:27 PM (PST)

MegadethMegadeth took time out yesterday (Tuesday, August 17) to visit patients in the bone marrow transplant and leukemia treatment ward at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. The band signed autographs and took photos with the patients during their stop in Cleveland on the “American Carnage” tour. A non-profit hospital, donations can be made at or The American Cancer Society.

To see some video from the event click here.

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