Germany’s Legacy magazine in December included an exclusive four-track compilation of “The Big Teutonic 4″. This unique CD in a slipcase presented the Teutonic thrash legends KREATOR, TANKARD, DESTRUCTION and SODOM performing cover versions of four metal classics. Now this terrific tribute is being released in the form of a 10-inch mini LP. It will be available in black as well as in red and yellow (the latter two exclusive to the Nuclear Blast mailorder) and will contain a different song by SODOM as compared to the compilation CD (“Ace Of Spades” instead of “Iron Fist”).
“The Big Teutonic 4″ 10-inch mini LP track listing:
01. KREATOR – “The Number Of The Beast” (by IRON MAIDEN)
02. SODOM – “Ace Of Spades” (by MOTÖRHEAD)
01. DESTRUCTION – “The Hammer” (by MOTÖRHEAD)
02. TANKARD – “The Prisoner” (by IRON MAIDEN)
You can purchase a copy of the 10-inch mini LP at the Nuclear Blast web shop.
At the inaugural installment of the Beastival festival — set to take place from May 30 to June 1 in Geiselwind, Germany — “The Big Teutonic 4″, the legendary quartet of German thrash metal bands that shaped the European heavy metal scene like no other since the ’80s and established “thrash made in Germany” as a quality seal all around the world, will share the same stage on the same evening! Be there when KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION and TANKARD tear down the venue and thrash you into the ground!
The Beastival 2013 billing also includes such acts SABATON, WINTERSUN, KATAKLYSM, SATYRICON, U.D.O. and DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER.
For more information, visit www.beastival.com.
In a recent interview with Greece’s Metal Kaoz, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza stated about the possibility of a full-fledged tour with SODOM and DESTRUCTION: “We have been talking about this all the time. We have been having this discussion since the last time we were in Greece along with SODOM and DESTRUCTION about getting that tour in the U.S. But this never happened and you wanna know why? … There are certain people who don’t want to tour. [DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist] Schmier wants to tour, we want to tour but Tom [Angelripper] from SODOM does not. And, as you can understand, we can only do this tour with the three bands onboard because otherwise it would not be the same. So, without SODOM, this will never happen and I am really sorry to say this.”