TESTAMENT: “Dark Roots of Earth” Out Now

July 31st, 2012
by EvilG
Testament's new album, DARK ROOTS OF EARTH - released on July 27, 2012 (Europe) and July 31, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Testament’s new album, DARK ROOTS OF EARTH – released on July 27, 2012 (Europe) and July 31, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Dark Roots of Earth, the highly anticipated 10th studio album from Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT, was released today in North America via Nuclear Blast Records! For USA IN-STORE specials visit http://bit.ly/testgwp and to order online go to https://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions/app_122951281158671.

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 Check out the music video for their new single “Native Blood” here:

The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).

Video Links:
In-studio video Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VDEzxQ2uiM
In-studio video Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fjdhnWLwew
In-studio video Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kT8OK4aQ2k
In-studio video Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUKdV_EErXM
In-studio video Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLvB2LdBejM.
Part 1 of the “behind-making-of” the “Native Blood” music video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGitAOIOqg

Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident Studios. Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others, provided the cover artwork.


Dark Roots Of Earth
CD/DVD track listing:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

Bonus:
10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD


Dark Roots Of Earth
vinyl track listing:
Side A:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth

Side B:
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace

Side C:
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

Side D (Bonus):
10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

TESTAMENT has also revealed several co-headlining tour-dates with fellow American thrash metal greats, ANTHRAX, in support of the summer release. The September run will feature DEATH ANGEL in support, and is slated to kick off on Sept. 14thin Sacramento, Calif. A list of all confirmed dates can be seen below.

TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, DEATH ANGEL

9/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

9/15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre

9/16 – Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center (Kennewick)

9/17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at The Market
9/20 – Vancouver, BC – CANADA @ Vogue Theater

9/21 – Calgary, AB – CANADA @ MacEwan Hall

9/22 – Edmonton, AB – CANADA @ Edmonton Event Centre

9/24 – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA @ Odeon Event Center

9/25 – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA @ Burton Cummings Theatre

9/29 – Toronto, ON – CANADA @ Danforth Music Hall

9/30 – Quebec City, QC – CANADA @ Capitole du Quebec

10/02 – Montreal, QC – CANADA @ Metropolis

10/03 – Portland, ME @ State Theater

10/05 – Montclair, NJ@ Wellmont Theatre

TESTAMENT is:

Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass

Gene Hoglan – Drums

For more info visit: http://www.testamentlegions.com | http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions | http://www.youtube.com/testamentofficial | http://www.twitter.com/testamentlegion |
http://www.twitter.com/testamentband | http://web.stagram.com/n/alexskolnick/ | http://www.myspace.com/testamentlegions

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