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Metallica Expected To Announce U.S. Dates With Megadeth, Anthrax And Slayer Soon

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The "Big Four" of thrash metal, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer, are expected to make an announcement shortly regarding tour dates in the United States of America. More information is expected to be made available tomorrow, but in the meantime, a Facebook page for the event has been set up here.

The four bands made history last year by performing several legs of the European festival, Sonisphere, which culminated in the DVD release, "The Big Four: Life From Sofia, Bulgaria," which featured footage of all four bands, along with the massive collaboration which saw members of Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer's Dave Lombardo perform a cover of the Diamond Head classic, "Am I Evil?"

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1. pinto_beans writes:

Oh sh!t no way!! I had heard about some video showing up on Youtube promoting a U.S. tour but thought it was fake. FUK YEA!!! Hope the tour is at least coming somewhere near my town!

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

Hope this is true. Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer together!!! I would sell my soul for a ticket to see them!!

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

You know you really just want to walk amongst the Metallisheep, Branded! It's your lifelong dream.

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

i told u f@ckers.....but no one believed me..
intresting to see the venues....i gotta believe its gonna be sanatarium tour esche, meaning football stadium venues....im not huge on these bands except maybe slayer!, but so calif stop i will be there....

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KickAssDuke writes:

This holds no interest for me. I've seen them all in their prime and most likely for a lot less $$ then what they will be charging this time around. All of the vocalists on this tour have lost it in my opinion. Watching the DVD was painful at times thinking about how they used to kick so much a$$ and now Araya wouldn't even attempt the screaming parts. I know they are all older now and that comes with the territory but I'll be damned if I'm going to shell out $100+ to see what's left of my metal heroes. I'll stick with the memories.

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

@DB:
,l,,(**),,l,....................xxxooo

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. rachel pogue writes:

yessss!!!!:))))

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KMADD writes:

Still kicking myself for missing the columbus oh show.

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrunoHockalugie writes:

yawn*

Saw Slayer, Megadeth + Testament last summer and Slayer, Megadeth, + Anthrax last October. Never at any point did I feel a rendition of "Fuel" or "Enter Sadman" were missing from the concert. It enough of my friends go I may tag along and leave before Metaliica, but that is a big maybe.

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. mikey808 writes:

Im excited if the tickets arent ridiculously high lol. ive seen Slayer Megadeth and Anthrax a bunch of times now, Would be kinda cool to see Metallica i guess but eh, Ill prolly just hit up Summer SLaughter again this summer.

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. The_Avant_Garde writes:

It will be cool if they feature a completely new opening act each night like they've done overseas. If so, that's news I'd like to hear.

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 2:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

YEESSS! it was only a mater of time and the time is now

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. hellrat writes:

Duke, you nailed it...my thoughts EXACTLY

excellent burn 'bringer...brother branded would make a nice little Sheepie now wouldn't he? ;)

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 2:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

Ive seen um aswell but its still history

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 2:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

HELLRAT CAN SUCK MY BALL$!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAA and im still screaming fk the metalli-b1tches and the sheeple a$$licker fans!!

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. hellrat writes:

ha!^

err, i mean 'baa!'

:)

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Trendkill91 writes:

I've seen all these bands too.
I think it would be ok to see them all together.

Last time I seen Slayer, they were boring comparied to 3 years ago. When I seen them 3 years ago, they hade drive to be that awesome 80's thrash metal band. But now, they seem to be taking the back seat. The only band worth seeing always on this tour is Megadeth. Even tho Dave's voice is shot they still out perform all these bands.

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. R Tenney writes:

I graduated from high school in 86. Metals watershed year imo. Saw all these bands in 85 86 87 so I'm not so excited about this. Will def be at stadiums and high priced. All these bands have lost quite a bit due to their advanced ages. Ill stay away and hold on to my memories of these guys performing master of puppets reign in blood peace sells when they first came.

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Nunya writes:

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EFF ALL METALLICA HATERS!! SURE THE LOADS and ST. ANGER S'D MAJOR D, BUT I LIKE DEATH MAGNETIC, The BLACK ALBUM, AND OF COURSE THE FIRST 4 ALBUMS!!!!! NO DISRESPECt FOR ANYONE EXCEPT FOR BRUNOHOCKALUGIE (like you would leave early, don't lie)

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brandedcfh420 writes:

wow, nunya must not know about me and my hatred for metallica! i would be right there beside bruno walking out screaming FU(K OLD GEEZER-TALLICA!!!

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Nunya writes:

Oh no, I was well aware, I'm just pretty sure that if a person likes old Metallica and is about to walk out of the concert as the riff for harvester of sorrow starts, they might just turn around and stay for a bit

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Ulfbrand writes:

Hopefully there is a western Canada date or I'm going to have to go get a passport

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. silvermountains writes:

I WONDER WHERE THEY WILL PLAY BUT I DONT CARE! I AM NOT MISSING THIS FOR ANYTHING.

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. tallica_fan writes:

it would be pretty cool if they brought this to the rest of the world but i really cant see that happening...i think i need to move continents... as for the metallica haters, although i do see your point in being frustrated at this band, they are in such good form at the moment compared to recent years, i personally thought their energy level was so much higher on the recent tour but thats just me. the only real letdown was lars' drumming is not even close to what it used to be. megadeth always kick a$$ and cmon people, slayer are still amazing live so lets all just treat this as good news eh? as for anthrax, they deserve so much more credit for what they do they are the riff masters!

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Mikey808 writes:

Im Jealous of post 18. i wasnt even born till '88 damn it :( lol i would love to time travel back in the day and see those shows!

# Jan 25, 2011 @ 2:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. R Tenney writes:

Don't understand all the gate Metallica is getting. Yes their stuff released in the last 20 years leaves little to be desired but their first 4 albums have def stood the test of time. Will Emmure or Winds of Plague be remembered 4 anything 25 yrs from now?will people be begging Periphery to play their album in its entirety 20 yrs from now?

# Jan 25, 2011 @ 5:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. ????? writes:

WHy isn't this breaking news, or at least headline news? I found this on the sidebar????

# Jan 25, 2011 @ 6:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. brandedcfh420 writes:

#26: some of us came up with metallica in the 80s (i was born in 1975) so im was there through the entire life span of trash-tallica till now. i chose to flush tme when their greedy mentality sued a lip-stick company over the name metallica. WOW THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN SCREAMING THANK YOU FOR USIN OUR NAME ON YOUR PRODUCT. THEY NEED TO SUE THE DICTIONARY PEOPLE TOO FOR THAT! but im just someone who saw the facist nazi fuks fukin people over and smiling about it. fuk metallica and fuk metallica some more!!

,l,,(**),,l, metallica, HERE'S HOPING FOR A FULL BAND BUS CRASH DEATH TOLL!!!

# Jan 25, 2011 @ 8:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. pig writes:

^^ what a moron

# Jan 25, 2011 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. brandedcfh420 writes:

ty pig, tyvm. xxxooo

# Jan 25, 2011 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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