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Watch Highlights From Metallica and Co.’s Big Four Thrash Throwdown


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Over the weekend, the same Indio, California polo field that hosts young Hollywood's favorite rock fest, Coachella, and country hoedown Stagecoach was moshed to shreds by 50,000 metal fans head-banging to the Big Four -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax -- together on a bill in America for the first time ever. For seven hours, the blistering sounds of thrash metal rained down on the crowd of black-clad fans sizzling in the scorching desert sun. Because it must have been pretty hard to film the festivities without getting pummeled, the number of clips on YouTube isn't plentiful, but The Amp found the best of the best so you can pretend you were among the throngs attempting to throw devil horns, tweet, and hold on for dear life. Our favorite autocorrected tweet came from Revolver's Kory Grow: "Metallica open with 'Creeping Death.' let's hope this is a sign of good thongs to cone." It totally was!

All four titans of metal onstage together covering Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?"

Anthrax's "Caught in a Mosh" -- the very first song of the day.

Megadeth's "Trust" (bonus: the camera is vibrating essentially in time with the beat).

Slayer's "Raining Blood" with bonus footage of the ecosystem in the pit.

Metallica's final song of the night: "Seek and Destroy" (a.k.a. "What Happened to the Porta-Pottys Today").

[Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images]

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