The Big 4 Charity Tribute by New England Metal Bands Returns This Week

The Big 4 Charity Tribute Concert, the annual event benefitting the Music Drives Us charity in the Boston Area will host its concert this coming weekend. Taking place at Sammy’s Patio in Revere, MA, Augusts 16th and 17th it features the best metal bands from the Boston-area performing as the great metal bands to ever exist, night one is focused on Death Metal with an opening set from Dygara, while night two will see “The Big 4” of thrash music performed. Music by Death, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax! Full line-ups below. In addition to proceeds from the door going to charity, the show often has amazing donations and raffle prizes up for grabs (full list below).

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Ticket info at the Facebook event:

Night One – Death Metal: Friday August 16

Death (Performed by members of Sonic Pulse, Ice Giant, and ex-Sawtopsy)

Morbid Angel (Performed by members of Coffin Birth, Screams of Hockomock, and Cynicism)

Suffocation (Performed by members of Begat The Nephilim and Matriphagy)

Due to a band dropping off and time constraints with finding a replacement, Dygara will be opening the show with some covers and originals

Night Two – Thrash Metal: Saturday August 17

Metallica (Performed by members of Groundlift and Ashford)

Slayer (Performed by members of Sonic Pulse, Seax, Waelmist, Bring Out Your Dead, and Dygara)

Megadeth (Performed by members of Steelface Circus, Sonic Pulse, and Grave Knight)

Anthrax (Performed by members of Perennial Quest, Face First, Chronovore, and Deciphering The Algorithm)

Four crazy years, four amazing weekends, countless awesome memories, one incredible mission: To keep music education alive in schools! The Big 4 Charity Tribute returns again to help raise money for Music Drives Us, helping purchase musical instruments for public schools and funding various music education programs. Raffle prizes each night and awesome music! Thrash Metal keeps winning each year, but this time it has to contend with Death Metal. Who will win?!

$10 entry fee each day. $5 per raffle entry (the more you enter, the better chances of winning)


Raffle Prizes Available To Win


Night 1: Death Metal – August 16th

-1 Custom Shirt made by Creeping Death Designs/Christina Schwartz

-2 tickets to Acid King/Wizard Rifle/Warish at Sonia on September 29

-2 tickets to GWAR at Paradise Boston on October 6

-2 tickets to the Pathogenic CD Release Show (with Hivesmasher/Aversed/Vivisepultre) at Middle East on September 19

-2 Weekend Passes and Merch kit to RPM Fest at Miller’s Clubs and Rod Club August 30 – September 1


Night 2: Thrash Metal – August 17th

-1 Custom Shirt made by Creeping Death Designs/Christina Schwartz

-2 Tickets to Oranssi Pazuzu/Insect Ark at Sonia on October 14

-2 Tickets to Battle Beast/Let Us Prey/Thunderforge at Jewel on October 19

-1 Ticket to As I Lay Dying at House of Blues Boston on November 25

-2 Tickets to Providence Metal Fest at Fete Music Hall on September 13

-2 Tickets to Slayer’s FINAL Massachusetts performance at Mass Mutual Center on November 8



All flyer images by Motionless Visions