The Big Four -- Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax -- have been confirmed to headline UK's Sonisphere festival on July 8 alongside Slipknot.
Metallica recorded a cover of The Kinks song, "You Really Got Me", for Ray Davies' forthcoming collaborative effort, "See My Friends", due on November 1. A preview of the track can be seen here.
"The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD/Blu-ray featuring Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax at Sonisphere in Sofia, Bulgaria has been pushed back to a November 2 release date in North America.
Metallica will be releasing a limited edition EP dubbed "Six Feet Down Under" via their online store on September 20.
The effort, which features live versions of tracks performed in Australia from 1989 to 2004, will be released in support of the band's upcoming run in Australia and New Zealand.
"Six Feet Down Under" Track Listing:
01. Eye of the Beholder - Recorded live on May 4, 1989 at Festival Hall in Melbourne
"The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD/Blu-ray, which features Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax at Sonisphere in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 22, will hit stores on October 19.
The two-set DVD will include the entire performance from all four bands, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.
A limited edition "super deluxe" box set will also be released, and will include the DVD set, five CDs containing all music from the performance, a 24-page booklet, a poster, photos of each band, and a "Big Four" guitar pick.Metallica track listing:
01. Creeping Death
Megadeth track listing:
01. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
Slayer track listing:
01. World Painted Blood
Anthrax track listing:
01. Caught In A Mosh
Fear Factory and The Sword have been tapped to support a handful of Metallica dates overseas. Dates are below:
Sep 15 Melbourne,VIC @ Rod Laver Arena
Lamb of God and Baroness have been tapped to support Metallica on their upcoming Australian tour. Dates are below:
Oct 13 Auckland, NZL @ Vector Arena
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Kerry King (Slayer) recently recorded a video tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio. Watch below.
Members of Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax joined Metallica on stage last night for the "Big Four" show at Sonisphere festival in Sofia, Bulgaria to perform Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?" -- watch below.
The performances of the "Big Four" gig will see a future DVD release.