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'The Big Four' 8-Bit Video Game Featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax — Video

The gang over at Loudwire have posted a new video called "'The Big Four' 8-Bit Video Game Featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax."

It is exactly what its title promises—and it's awesome.

Here's the info posted along with the video on YouTube:

"If there was a NES video game made in the late Eighties about the Big Four of thrash metal, this is what we dreamed up the game intro would be. Since this game doesn't really exist, we broke all rules and put in cameos of some of our favorite retro game characters in as well! Can you identify them all?"

All the Chiptune audio and animation is by Filthy Frackers in collaboration with Loudwire.com. Enjoy!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.