Testament have already set and announced the release date of their new album. The Brotherbood Of The Snake, as the album will be called, drops four years after Dark Roots Of Earth, this October 28th! The album will be mixed by Andy Sneap and will be the band's first with ex-Death bassist Steve DiGiorgio since 1999's The Gathering. You can start anticipating it.
In support of Repentless, the band's 12th studio album and its career-highest chart debut, Slayer will launch 2016 by pillaging and marauding its way across North America, headlining some two-dozen dates over a five-week period. With special guests Testament and Carcass on all dates, this tour of metal heavyweights starts on February 19th in Chicago and wraps up in Las Vegas on March 26th.
Death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse are very pleased to confirm that the band will be touring Latin America in November and December with Californian thrash legends Testament. The tour begins on November 17th in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and concludes on December 2nd in Guadalajara, Mexico. The complete list of tour dates is available down under.
As they prepare a new record, Testament just announced the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour which is happening in April and will include select Testament and Exodus festival performances too. Fellow Bay Area thrashers Exodus and Texas melodic metal assailants Shattered Sun join them on tour. Select cities are on sale now, and more dates will be announced soon. See the dates below!
Former Testament bassist Greg Christian has joined forces with Kinnefret guitarist Artak Ozan in a new band called Trinity Fallen. According to Christian, the two musicians are currently "looking for a real singer - someone with range, dynamics, and the beat, someone with vocal skills comparable to my bass skills or Artak's guitar skills - that can sing clean and sing aggression, but actually sing it, like a Cowboys From Hell / Vulgar Display Of Power-era Phil Anselmo, but with their own style."
Thrashers Testament are back in the studio! The follow-up to Dark Roots Of Earth released back in 2012 is finally shaping up. Vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson are demoing new material and have shared the first photos from the process. The new album will feature bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who returned to the band after the departure of Greg Christian. Their next record is expected to be released this year.
Legendary thrashers Testament have received a lot of backlash after their headlining performance at Kukar Rockin' Fest 2014 in Tenggarong, Indonesia on March 9th. There was an incident involving Testament and the Indonesian band Power Metal, who performed before them. According to a report, Testament's stage crew pulled the plug on Power Metal's cables from their amps during their third song. Chuck Billy appeared on stage and the Indonesian band stepped down. The crowd was upset and sat down during Testament's performance that ended up being cut short. They left the stage and Power Metal later returned to perform. Testament have now released a statement about this justifying the situation with miscommunication and urgency to catch a flight, apologizing to the fans.
Testament announced on their official website and Facebook page that Greg Christian, the band's original and longtime bassist, has departed after a nearly-nine-year second term with them. The band's statement fortunately indicates that the split is mutual, and also saves us all the anticipation of waiting for the replacement. None other than Steve DiGiorgio has stepped in to fill Christian's shoes.
After a DVD trailer and a clip of "Rise Up", you can watch Testament perform "Native Blood" from their new DVD/2CD output Dark Roots Of Thrash through the YouTube video here. The song is from their last album Dark Roots Of Earth and this show was filmed at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February.
Just weeks away from its release, American thrash veterans Testament have released the official trailer for their new DVD/2CD output Dark Roots Of Thrash, due out on October 18th (Europe) and October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast, unlike the initial dates announced. Check out the trailer now through the YouTube player here.
Dark Roots Of Thrash, the new DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area thrash veterans Testament sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, will be released soon and the band has decided to share a clip from the DVD. You can watch the band perform "Rise Up" (from their latest album Dark Roots Of Earth) through the YouTube video here.
Remember when thrash greats Testament announced that they were filming the show in Huntington for a DVD? Now the band has released details about Dark Roots Of Thrash, their new DVD/2CD release documenting their sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in February. It will be made available on October 11th (Europe) and October 15th (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
Long-running Bay Area thrash metal lords Testament are set to take a look at their long career through a pair of back catalogue-exploring vinyl reissues due out on Prosthetic Records. The label will deliver vinyl pressings of the band's 2001 anthology First Strike Still Deadly and an expanded edition of the group's Live At Eindhoven '87 on September 24th.