I went to a Metallica concert back in October, and it may have been one of the best nights of my life, if not the best. Sure, their fresh material hasn't been the best for the last 20 years, but man, can they play live or WHAT? Not much moshing though, which was a bummer, but I still had a fantastic time.
In December, I attended a festival headlined by Megadeth, who played their Rust in Peace album in it's entirety, along with a few other songs. Now that was awesome! Dave Mustaine being my favourite guitarist, seeing him live was a bloody joy! I hope I get to see them live again. Also, a couple of other notable bands that played there were 3 Inches of Blood (who I met in person, and got photos with them, as they were chilling outside after their set) and GWAR (who are one of those bands who put on an amazing show). Katatonia played as well, who weren't too badl. The rest of the bands that played were mainly punk bands (such as NOFX), and faggot core bands like Suicide Silence.
And in February, I went over to Brisbane, and attended their Soundwave festival, headlined by Iron Maiden, with other notable artists that played like Slayer, Rob Zombie and Slash. Maiden and Slayer were fantastic, even with Jeff Hanneman's absence (but a good replacement with Gary Holt from Exodus). Saxon were going to be there, but they pulled out, which made me a sad man, 'till Slash came on stage.
Now, I just need to see Anthrax, and I will have seen all of the Big Four live. Hurry up and get your asses to New Zealand!!
Next month, I'm seeing Alestorm. I can't bloody wait!!