Testament



Rank:
28
1741 fans
Also known as Legacy (1983-1986)

Country: USA
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

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Formed in: 1983

1983- Bay Area thrash metal

Line-up

1983-  Eric Peterson - guitars
1985-1992  Alex Skolnick - guitars
› 2001-  -//-
1986-  Chuck Billy - vocals
1997  Gene Hoglan - drums
› 2011-  -//-
1998-2005  Steve DiGiorgio - bass
› 2014-  -//-
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1983-1986  Steve Souza - vocals
1983-1986  Mike Ronchette - drums
1983-1996  Greg Christian - bass
› 2005-2014  -//-
1986-1992  Louie Clemente - drums
1992-1993  Paul Bostaph - drums
› 2004-2005  -//-
› 2007-2011  -//-
1993  Glen Alvelais - guitars
› 1996-1997  -//-
1993-1994  John Tempesta - drums
1994-1995  Jon Dette - drums
› 1997-1998  -//-
1994-2001  James Murphy - guitars
1996  Chris Kontos - drums
1997  Derrick Ramirez - bass, guitar, vocals
1998-1999  Dave Lombardo - drums
2000-2004  Steve Smyth - guitars
2002  Mike Chlasciak - guitars
› 2004-2005  -//-
2004-2005  John Allen - drums
2007  Nicholas Barker - drums
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2012  Chris Adler - drums
2012  Gene Hoglan - drums
1997-1999  Steve Jacobs - drums
2003  Asgeir Mickelson - drums
2006  Paul Bostaph - drums
2006-2007  Nicholas Barker - drums
2008  Glen Drover - guitars
› 2010  -//-
2011  Jon Allen - drums
2011  John Tempesta - drums
2012  Mark Hernandez - drums
2013  Jack Gibson - bass
2015  Alex Bent - drums
2001  Steve Souza - vocals

Discography

1985 Demo:1 [Demo] 8.4
1987 Live At Eindhoven [Live] 8.1
1989 Greenhouse Effect [Single] 7.7
1989 Practice What You Preach [Single] 10
1990 Souls Of Black [Single] 10
1990 The Legacy [Single] 10
1991 Speed Metal [VA] 10
1991 Seen Between The Lines [DVD] 7.5
1992 Electric Crown [Single] 9
1992 Signs Of Chaos / Electric Crown [Single] 10
1992 Return To Serenity [Single] 10
1994 Dog Faced Gods [Single] 8
1994 Low [Single] 8
1995 Live At The Fillmore [Live] 8.4
1996 The Best Of Testament [Compilation] 8.2
1997 A Tribute To Judas Priest: Legends Of Metal [VA] 7.5
1997 Signs Of Chaos: The Best Of Testament [Compilation] 8.8
2001 The Very Best Of Testament [Compilation] 7.9
2004 Days Of Darkness [Compilation] 8.1
2005 Live In London [Live] 8.9
2005 Live In London [DVD] 9
2007 The Spitfire Collection [Compilation] 8
2008 Metal Mania 2007 [DVD] 7
2009 Live At Eindhoven '87 [Live] 7.9
2012 True American Hate [Single] 9
2012 Native Blood [Single] 7.9
2012 Rise Up [Single] 10
2013 Rise Up (Live) [Single] 10
2013 Animal Magnetism [Single] 9
2013 Original Album Series [Boxset] 9
2013 Dark Roots Of Thrash [Live] 8.5
2013 Dark Roots Of Thrash [DVD] 9.1
2017 A Tribute To Iron Maiden [VA] 6.2
2019 Live At Dynamo Open Air 1997 [Live] 9

Latest reviews

In a recent interview, Chuck Billy asked himself: "Why do we even make records anymore when all people seem to want are singles? Thanks to the internet, many people will only download one or two of their favorite tracks". I say, let's change the question a little bit: "Why do bands release LPs when they only have enough good songs for an EP?" With that in mind, let's see how Titans Of Creation fares.   Review by nikarg ››
Unfortunately the era of Bonded By Blood, Pleasure To Kill, and Agent Orange is long gone, but luckily Testament took a stab at nostalgia with their newest album Dark Roots Of Earth. And while The Formation Of Damnation, their 2008 release after an almost 9 year hiatus, was definitely a step into the right direction, it was a bit too modern sounding, and I actually didn't care for Chuck Billy's vocals on it.   Review by D.T. Metal ››
Nine years has passed since these legends of thrash metal last released a studio album, and so after an undeniably long wait Testament return in glorious form with "The Formation Of Damnation", picking up where "The Gathering" left...   Review by Baz Anderson ››

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