Big 4 go 8-bit for game spoof
View trailer for video game that never was featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax tracks
A spoof video clip presents the Big 4 of thrash metal – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – as 8-bit characters in a video game.
The game itself doesn’t exist, but Loudwire and the Filthy Frackers let their imaginations run wild to offer a glimpse of how it might have looked.
They say: “Imagine slamming this gem into your NES – Metallica’s One, Slayer’s Reigning Blood, Megadeth’s Sweating Bullets and Anthrax’s Madhouse in 8-bit chip tune music. We also took inspiration from each tracks’ video, so look out for iconic scenes.”
The Big 4 performed together for the first time in 2010, and the moment was captured on DVD. They delivered a total of 14 shows with the last taking place in New York in 2011. Future gatherings appear unlikely due to the challenges of reaching agreements between all four bands.