In the mid eighties, roving bands of headbangers like Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth ruled the earth, and metal fans rejoiced heartily. Here is the story of that golden age of thrash and its sad decline.
What magazine would be just crazy enough to fly all the way to Milan, Italy, just to get all of the members of the Big Four together for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot and a historic roundtable discussion? If you didn't immediately guess Guitar World, then you just haven't been paying attention.
In a recent interview with The Quietus, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt revealed that one of his main motivations for filling in for injured Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman was being able to reconnect with Metallica lead guitarist and former Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett.
According to Rock News Desk, a group of local business owners in the Bronx, New York are concerned about the possibility of rioting related to the upcoming Big Four show at Yankee Stadium on September 13.
This latest story comes from Revolver's Big Four issue (which you can pick up here), in which Slayer's Kerry King and Tom Araya, Anthrax's Charlie Benante and Metallica's Lars Ulrich remember the Clash of the Titans tour, and discuss what makes the "Big Four" so special. An excerpt follows:
Scott Ian -- who can be seen at left in his Zombie makeup for an upcoming episode of the TV series Walking Dead -- recently talked to Revolver magazine about his favorite zombie movies, books and TV shows.
Revolver is presenting a first look at the Big Four trading cards that are including in newsstand editions of the September/October issue, which will be available on newsstands on Tuesday, August 16. The cards were modeled the cards after Topps baseball cards from 1986 — the year three of the bands released their masterpieces.
Samson, Hartke, Zoom and Best Buy Music Gear are pleased to announce a second installment of their “Metal Masters Clinic” series will be held on Monday, September 12 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.