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Headbangers Brawl: Which Big 4 band will retire first?

Posted by on October 27, 2016

2016 will turn out to have been a banner year for the “Big 4” of thrash metal. Megadeth and Anthrax released well-received albums that are high points of their recent years, and Metallica will release what’s probably going to be the best-selling metal record of 2016 in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Slayer are still on […]

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Kreator’s Mille Petrozza On ‘Dying Alive’ And The “Big Teutonic Four”

Posted by on December 13, 2013

“Fuck the Big 4!” fans began chanting during Kreator’s set at Stage 48 in NYC last month. Indeed many fans believe that the German thrash legends, along with their tour co-headliners Overkill, have been unjustly ignored. Many fans are even quick to bill Kreator as the leaders of the “Big Teutonic Four,” along with Sodom, […]

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Slayer’s Tom Araya Claims “Politics Of Character In One Particular Band” Stand In The Way Of More Big 4 Shows

Posted by on November 13, 2013

Hoping that Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will once again join forces for more shows? Well don’t hold your breath, because apparently “politics” are standing in the way of more Big 4 shows. In fact, Slayer’s Tom Araya goes even further to say that the politics come from one particular band. During an interview with […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Musicians Turned Bad

Posted by on August 12, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last night, the first of Breaking Bad’s final eight episodes aired. Chances are you’ve seen millions of memes, lists, and parodies inspired by everyone’s favorite cancer-ridden meth cook over the past week. One particular feature that caught our attention was […]

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Dave Mustaine Thinks Exodus Would Qualify For “Expanded” Big 4; Invites Mark Wahlberg To Attend Gigantour

Posted by on July 8, 2013

When metal fans are asked which band would be the most “qualified” to be a part of an “expanded” Big 4, it ultimately comes down to either Exodus or Testament. Now Exodus has another big name supporter in the debate: Dave Mustaine. During an interview with Radio.com, the Megadeth frontman was asked which band he’d […]

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James Hetfield Still Thinks Dave Mustaine Talks Too Much

Posted by on May 10, 2012

It’s been well documented about how Dave Mustaine held a grudge with Metallica long after getting ousted pre-Kill Em’ All. It wasn’t until the Big 4 shows that the Megadeth frontman finally made amends with his former bandmates in Metallica. In fact, now he’s best friends with his one-time enemies, joining them onstage and even […]

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Video: Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser Joins Exodus Onstage

Posted by on December 13, 2011

This past Summer, Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser and Exodus’ Gary Holt performed a handful of Big 4 shows…as fill ins. Kisser stepped in for Scott Ian during Anthrax’s sets throughout the Summer, while Holt has been playing with Slayer while Jeff Hanneman remains sidelined. Both also got to partake in the “Big 4 jams,” and during […]

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Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda: “I Miss The Days Of Anticipation And Innocence” In The Music Scene

Posted by on November 23, 2011

There truly was no better way to celebrate 11/11/11 than by seeing Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel at the Palladium Theatre in Worcester, MA. It was worth standing outside in the frigid New England weather just for the chance to see these three thrash legends on the same stage, let alone of Nigel Tufnel Day […]

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Bassist Frank Bello Discusses Anthrax’s Legacy And The Thrill Of Playing Yankee Stadium

Posted by on October 3, 2011

On September 13, Anthrax’s latest album Worship Music hit store shelves, and went on to crack Billboard’s Top 20. The band’s first full length in eight years is also the first in over 20 years with singer Joey Belladonna. The following day, declared “Anthrax Day” in The Bronx, the band played a supercharged live set […]

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As Of Now, Megadeth Still Confirmed To Play Big 4’s Yankee Stadium Show

Posted by on September 13, 2011

At this point, many of you may be asking what the hell we are talking about in the headline. Well last night, shortly after the Metal Masters 2 clinic in NYC, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson revealed some very sad news in an interview with Zakk Wylde for Revolver TV. He said that Megadeth’s set on […]

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