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.
Lamb Of God is partnering up with Killswitch Engage, Testament and Huntress for the final North American Resolution shows. The Americans will end the North American portion of their last record cycle beginning on October 22nd with 28 US and Canadian shows. Joining Lamb Of God on these dates will be long-time friends Killswitch Engage and the support for all shows will be provided by Testament and Huntress. The dates for the tour are below.
US thrash metal legends Testament have confirmed more live dates for this coming summer across Europe. The band returns to Europe after a club tour in early 2013, and will be performing in support of their latest album Dark Roots Of Earth, released back in July 2012. This tour is a combination of club shows and several well-known festival appearances.
If you are going to Testament's show tonight in Huntington, New York, you might get caught on camera. If you are not, at least you have a new Testament DVD to look forward to. The Bay Area thrash metal legends are currently touring the U.S. with Overkill and Flotsam & Jetsam and will record their show at The Paramount in Huntington this Friday, February 15th, for an upcoming DVD/CD release. The band will be playing a long set focusing on their last three albums and encourage the fans attending this event to make this the craziest Testament show ever.