Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Big 4 – Metallica/Megadeth/Slayer/Anthrax – hit US double platinum

Metal’s “Big 4” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax - are sure on to something.

The four bands teamed up for a series of seven shows on last year’s Sonisphere Festival through Europe, including one stop that made it into movie theaters and on home DVD.

"The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD and Blu-ray, containing footage of the June 22nd, 2010 Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria stop, has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of 100,000 copies.

(Note: As a two disc set, the DVD registers platinum at 50,000 copies and double-platinum when hitting 100,000 sales.)

Metallica – Am I Evil / Hit The Lights / Seek & Destroy
Sonisphere Festival – Sofia, Bulgaria – June 22, 2010

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