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Doom Metal "Big Four" Petition Making The Rounds

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Smokin’ Johnny (apparently the same guy who’s responsible for the Danzig rumours) has created an online petition by asking its fans to help make a “Big 4 of Doom Metal” tour featuring Saint Vitus, Trouble, Pentagram and Candlemass happen. On why “The Big 4 of Doom Metal” tour should happen, the creator explains:

Since a Big 4 of thrash metal exists, how about a Big 4 of doom metal? Saint Vitus, Trouble, Pentagram and Candlemass all helped shape that genre and a Big 4 lineup featuring all of those bands would be one hell of a tour. They all excelled and made doom metal popular. Unlike the other three bands, Candlemass is from Sweden, but their music has become an important American phenomenon in over the last few decades, and yes, this is one reason why they’re in the lineup.

Over a two year period, from 1984 to 1986, all four of the Big 4 bands released defining debut albums; Saint Vitus released their eponymous album, Trouble released "Psalm 9," Pentagram released "Relentless" and Candlemass released "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus." Not only did all of those albums give the scene a united front and further the awareness of doom metal as a genre, but they would influence and inspire many well-known later musicians.

Another thing in common about Saint Vitus, Trouble, Pentagram and Candlemass is that they all cite Black Sabbath as an influence. Candlemass recorded a track called “Black Sabbath Medley” on their 1988 album “Ancient Dreams," which is composed of both parts and lyrics to many of their songs, while Saint Vitus named themselves after a song from Black Sabbath’s 1972 album Vol. 4 called “St. Vitus’ Dance”. Seeing Saint Vitus, Trouble, Pentagram and Candlemass tour together would be such an honor. We, as fans, would love to thank all of them for their hard work and all the classics they’ve been putting out since the 1980's.

If you think the tour should happen, go here to sign the petition. “The Big 4 of Doom Metal” also has a Facebook page, go here to 'like' it.

Source: Idioteq

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12 Comments on "Petition For Doom 'Big Four' Tour Circulating"

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1. Cynic writes:

Make it so! Even though I'll never see it. The major problem of course would be that Trouble are in a bit of a flux, with Wagner running with "The Skull" at the moment.

# May 24, 2012 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sonictherapy writes:

They should add Witchfinder General too and make it a Big 5. They don't have the original vocalist like Trouble either, though.

# May 24, 2012 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Fueled25 writes:

Hell...I would even go for a Paradise Lost/My Dying Bride/Anathema tour!

# May 24, 2012 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. R10 writes:

The ultimate for me would be Wagner back with Trouble performing Psalm 9 and the Skull in thier entirety. That would surely get my interest. But yea,Big 4 of Doom;all for it!

# May 24, 2012 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

While this tour would be high on the awesome scale, I like Fueled25s idea even better!

# May 26, 2012 @ 7:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Vinny the Meatlhead writes:

This would be a killer tour. A "big four" of death metal would be more awesome, with Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide and Obituary all on the bill (I wanted to mention Death but there's no way they can do it without Chuck).

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# May 26, 2012 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Overlord writes:

I wonder what Messiah is up to nowadays...

# May 27, 2012 @ 1:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Yeah, what happened to Messiah? I know he's not dead, but I'm not sure if he still makes music.

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# Jun 2, 2012 @ 10:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

This is gonna be cool, if this were to happen.

# Jun 4, 2012 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. sonictherapy writes:

@Vinny - he has several FB pages, but uses this one most. He is still in the process of putting out a solo album.


https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Messiah-Marcolin/122302787786066

# Jun 4, 2012 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

@sonictherapy Ah, OK.

# Jun 4, 2012 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DK writes:

@6
F*** yes, times a million.

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