On Tuesday, June 22nd, if ever there is heaven on earth for metalheads, it would be Sofia in Bulgaria, the home of the Sonisphere Festival wherein an estimated 40,000+ fans are expected to bang their heads in ecstasy when the Big Four of trash/ heavy metal music will perform in a historic concert that will be beamed live via satellite to over 600 theaters worldwide.
Yes, the Big Four, which is composed of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, for the first time in history shared and will share the same stage this year in various Sonisphere Festivals all over Europe. The concert in Bulgaria is expected to be a concert for the ages as these four legendary American metal bands will treat their fans to almost 4 hours of non- stop metal hits plus behind the scenes footages.
And for just $18 many American metalheads can watch the concert live in High Definition in their favorite theaters without having to travel to Europe and spend thousands of money to see and listen to their gods strut their thing and play their brand of music on stage.
The heavy/ trash metal fans in the Motor City will surely not be left behind as this writer has talked to some of them as they are gearing up for the unique concert experience in the movie house complete with the trademark black metal shirts of the bands. Some were even practicing the ‘two big horns up’ routine in anticipation of the giant event that will take place at the Sonisphere Festival .
So, let’s say, up the irons!
The live feed will start at 7:30 p.m. and the following theaters will be showing the Big Four concert in Michigan– AMC Livonia 20 (Livonia), Ann Arbor Showcase Cinemas (Ypsilanti), Commerce Township 12 (Walled Lake), Quality 16 (Ann Arbor), Showcase West 12 (Flint), and Celebrations Cinema Lansing (Lansing).
Here are the expected Set Lists of the Big Four:
Caught in a Mosh; Got the Time; Indians; Antisocial; Madhouse; Only; Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.); I Am The Law.
World Painted Blood; Jihad; War Ensemble; Hate Worldwide; Angel of Death; Dead Skin Mask; Disciple; South of Heaven; Raining Blood.
Holy Wars… The Punishment Due; Hangar 18; Take No Prisoners; Five Magics; Poison Was the Cure; Lucretia; Tornado of Souls; Rust in Peace… Polaris; Headcrusher; Sweating Bullets; Symphony Of Destruction; Peace Sells.
Creeping Death; For Whom The Bell Tolls; Fuel; The Four Horsemen; Fade To Black; That Was Just Your Life; Cyanide; Sad But True; Welcome Home (Sanitarium); All Nightmare Long; One; Master Of Puppets; Blackened; Nothing Else Matters; Enter Sandman; Stone Cold Crazy; Hit The Lights; Seek & Destroy.