Big Four to release Sonisphere DVD, plus Slayer vinyl reissues

By | Published on Tuesday 17 August 2010

Performances by the Big Four of thrash metal – aka Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – from the Bulgarian leg of the Sonisphere touring festival will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in October, it has been announced. Coincidentally, these are the same performances that were beamed live via satellite into 79 UK cinemas on 22 Jun.

Full details are yet to be announced, but apparently there will be a standard one-disc edition, and a deluxe seven-disc version, including five CDs. So presumably audio recordings of each band’s set and an extra CD to capture the overspill of supreme metal awesomeness. Or something.

In other thrash news, Slayer have announced that they will release a new limited edition boxset containing vinyl editions of all ten albums the band have released through American Recordings, including ‘Reign In Blood’, ‘South Of Heaven’ and last year’s ‘World Painted Blood’.

American Recordings’ Dino Paredes said: “Most longtime Slayer fans may not have these records at this point, or their copies are completely beat-up, so to have the complete catalogue in this first-class presentation is terrific. For the newer fans, this is their opportunity to really get into this band the way that they could have if they were born 20 years earlier”.

Like the Sonisphere DVD, the boxset is also due for release in October.