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First "Big Four" Show Goes Down At Sonisphere In Poland

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Last night in Poland, history was indeed made in the thrash/metal world. The "Big Four" - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax - the four bands who defined the thrash/metal genre - played together on the same stage for the first time EVER, headlining the Sonisphere Festival 2010 held at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw, Poland in front of some 100,000 ecstatic fans.

"It's about f--cking time this happened," said Slayer's Kerry King last night after playing the history-making show.

For the occasion, Slayer played a set packed with fan-favorites:

World Painted Blood
Jihad
War Ensemble
Hate Worldwide
Dead skin Mask
Angel of Death
Beauty through order
Disciple
Mandatory Suicide
Chemical Warfare
South of Heaven
Raining Blood

This history-making Big Four lineup will headline six more Sonisphere Festivals over the summer in Europe. In addition, the show scheduled for Sofia Bulgaria will be broadcast via satellite on Tuesday, June 22 to more than 450 movie theaters in more than 140 markets in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Latin America. Delayed screenings will take place in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

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1. spiral_architect writes:

sounds like a great show........wish i was there! hopefully it's all released on dvd in time for the holidays!

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathfreak writes:

Im going to the movies on that day.

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KMADD writes:

Check out Joey B doing Only from Anthrax bad2theass I pray that a belladonna fronted Anthrax will tour the states soon my life will be complete!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7LLtQ7szVo

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. apajak456 writes:

f***in billsh** that should have happened in USA not in f***ing POLAND!

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

^ there is probably a very good reason why it happened in Poland. Not exactly an "obvious" choice, nothing against Poland, btw (been there twice and liked it very much). Probably a schedule issue... or perhaps money.

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Shri. writes:

I flew from england to poland for this. Its an AWESOME country, cheap beer, cheap pizza, cheap merch. 100,000 us witnessed history. I am getting a tattoo of this date of my arm, never ever am i gonna forget this!

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. fuckinSlayer writes:

yeaaa one more week and a bunch of greeks will be headbanging with the words of tom araya. cant f***in wait

# Jun 17, 2010 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Southern_Bastard writes:

Poland rules.

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9. killernofiller writes:

Hope this happens here in the good ol' USA. Just watched a killer doc, "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal". Recommended viewing for ALL metal fans! If there's no US tour, I'll have to content myself with the (hopefull) DVD release....but I still contend that Testament and Over-Fu(king-Kill should be included, changing the name to the Sick-Sick-Six!

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10. Analguest writes:

to be honest id rather see there sodom or kreator or destruction than anthrax for some reason i don't dig this band at all

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