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Big Four coming to the small screen

Metallica

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First they took over stadiums across Europe, then they invaded cinema screens and now thrash's big four are heading straight into your home.

The UK may have missed out on the biggest metal event of the year, but you'll be able to catch all of the action from one of the Sonisphere shows as it comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 25 October.

Live From Sofia comes as a two-disc package filled with full sets from Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth. A special edition version is also planned, promising more thrash action for your money thanks to five CDs, a 24-booklet and a load more goodies.

Not all thrashed out just yet? Then pick up Rhythm 179, which includes an extensive cover feature tracing the birth of thrash drumming. You can pick up a copy from www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk (opens in new tab).

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).