The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria

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The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria
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ReleasedOctober 29, 2010 (2010-10-29)
RecordedJune 22, 2010 at Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria
GenreHeavy metal, thrash metal
Length317:22
LabelWarner Bros. (U.S.)
Vertigo/Mercury (Europe)

The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria is a concert video with the bands Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax in it. These bands are known as the "Big Four" of American thrash metal.[1][2] The concert happened on June 22, 2010, at the Sonisphere Festival (a rock music concert) in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was shown at over 400 movie theaters in the United States, and over 300 theaters in other countries.[3]

The DVD went to number one on the Billboard Music DVD Chart.[4] It also went to number one on music video charts in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It was certified gold in Germany and New Zealand.[5][6] The video gave Slayer their first platinum certification, because it was certified platinum in the United States and Poland.[7]

Track listing[change | change source]

Disc 1 ~ Anthrax
No. Title Length
1. "Caught in a Mosh"   6:04
2. "Got the Time"   3:42
3. "Madhouse"   4:24
4. "Be All, End All"   8:00
5. "Antisocial"   6:37
6. "Indians"/"Heaven and Hell" (for Ronnie James Dio[8]) 10:10
7. "Medusa"   5:53
8. "Only"   6:46
9. "Metal Thrashing Mad"   3:27
10. "I Am the Law"   8:14
Total length:
1:03:17
Disc 2 ~ Megadeth
No. Title Length
1. "Holy Wars... The Punishment Due"   6:33
2. "Hangar 18"   5:04
3. "Wake Up Dead"   3:44
4. "Head Crusher"   3:18
5. "In My Darkest Hour"   5:26
6. "Skin o' My Teeth"   3:14
7. "A Tout le Monde"   4:28
8. "Hook in Mouth"   4:39
9. "Trust"   5:04
10. "Sweating Bullets"   4:50
11. "Symphony of Destruction"   4:15
12. "Peace Sells"/"Holy Wars... the Punishment Due" (Reprise) 10:22
Total length:
1:00:57
Disc 3 ~ Slayer
No. Title Length
1. "World Painted Blood"   6:26
2. "Jihad"   4:31
3. "War Ensemble"   5:09
4. "Hate Worldwide"   3:11
5. "Seasons in the Abyss"   6:24
6. "Angel of Death"   5:34
7. "Beauty Through Order"   5:11
8. "Disciple"   5:07
9. "Mandatory Suicide"   4:14
10. "Chemical Warfare"   5:50
11. "South of Heaven"   4:30
12. "Raining Blood"   5:30
Total length:
1:01:37
Disc 4 ~ Metallica - Part. 1
No. Title Length
1. "Creeping Death"   8:11
2. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"   4:29
3. "Fuel"   4:15
4. "Harvester of Sorrow"   6:18
5. "Fade to Black"   7:31
6. "That Was Just Your Life"   6:53
7. "Cyanide"   7:16
8. "Sad but True"   6:33
9. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"   6:14
10. "All Nightmare Long"   7:50
Total length:
1:05:30
Disc 5 ~ Metallica - Part. 2
No. Title Length
1. "One"   8:34
2. "Master of Puppets"   8:06
3. "Blackened"   7:58
4. "Nothing Else Matters"   5:56
5. "Enter Sandman"   11:08
6. "Am I Evil?" (Feat. members of Megadeth, Anthrax, & Dave Lombardo) 6:05
7. "Hit the Lights"   5:25
8. "Seek & Destroy"   12:40
Total length:
1:05:52

References[change | change source]

  1. "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal - Movie Review - Stylus Magazine". web.archive.org. 2008-12-25. Archived from the original on 2008-12-25. Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  2. Phillips, William; Cogan, Brian (2009). Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-34800-6.
  3. Paine, Andre; Paine, Andre (2010-06-10). "Metallica Heading To Cinemas". Billboard. Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  4. Trust, Gary; Trust, Gary (2010-11-11). "Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson". Billboard. Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  5. "Datenbank: BVMI". www.musikindustrie.de. Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  6. "Latest Gold / Platinum DVDs - RadioScope New Zealand". web.archive.org. 2011-07-28. Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  7. "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - 'The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria' DVD Certified Double Platinum In U.S." web.archive.org. 2011-01-12. Archived from the original on 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2022-11-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. "Heaven and Hell" was played because Ronnie James Dio had died of stomach cancer a month earlier