The 'Big 4' concerts of 2010 and 2011 were largely viewed as a success with thrash metal titans Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax sharing the stage and giving metal fans a once-in-a-lifetime bill that they would never forget. However, the four acts only played a handful of 'Big 4' dates and talk of more shows has died down. In a new interview, Slayer's Tom Araya hints that "politics" is holding up additional dates.

He told the Gazette, "I don't want to say politics is preventing that. It's not the politics between bands; it's the politics of character in one particular band. We had an issue that came up on the New York show, which really freaked everybody out, but the New York show happened."

Araya confesses he feels the last "Big 4" date may have taken place, but states that he and the members of Slayer are open to the idea if the opportunity arises. "If they [Metallica, Megadeth & Anthrax] want to continue and do a couple more shows, I think that would be great," said Araya. "If we were to sit down with them and communicate with them, that's what I'd tell them."

So, after hearing Araya's comments, the question remains whether or not there will be any more "Big 4" shows. Do you think more dates are still a possibility or has the ship sailed on these special performances? Vote in our Readers Poll below.