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TESTAMENT’s BILLY: MUSTAINE ‘Must Be Back On Drugs To Think What He Is Saying Makes Any Sense’

August 17th, 2012

Members of TESTAMENT and BROKEN HOPE have slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine for implying during a concert that Barack Obama was somehow responsible for recent mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin.

 

While performing with MEGADETH on August 7 in Singapore, Mustaine told the crowd, “Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban. So he’s staging all of these murders, like the Fast And Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.”

 

He continued: “I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.”

 

“I think he must be back on drugs to even think what he is saying makes any sense,” TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, whose band has toured with MEGADETH many times before, told New York’s Daily News.

“There is freedom of speech and there just putting your foot in your mouth.”

 

“I’d like to see Mustaine face any of the victims from either tragedy and tell them that Obama did this to them,” said BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner. “In fact, Mustaine, tell that to Ashley Moser who had a bullet lodged in her throat, a gunshot wound to her abdomen, and lost her 6-year-old daughter Veronica Moser-Sullivan when James Holmes fired upon them.

 

“I’m one of thousands who wish Mustaine would just keep his volatile mouth shut,” added Wagner.

 

“I find it hard to accept this diatribe at face value,” former RIP magazine editor Lonn M. Friend told the Daily News. “I go back 25 years with Mustaine and have long found him to be both a creative and conscious artist, a spiritual man who has battled and survived some pretty savage demons. These accusations are lunacy and just don’t sound like the evolved rocker I know. Maybe he broke a string.”

 

During yesterday’s appearance on InfoWars.com, a web site run by radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Mustaine attempted to put his words in context and answer some questions. When asked what he really meant about what he said on stage, Mustaine explained, “To clarify things, no one can deny that there were criminal rogues in the administration. CBS News got the memos, Congress has the information and basically, Larry Pratt, the head of Gun Owners of America, who is a highly respected person, said that if they would stage ‘Fast And Furious,’ they’d be capable of staging anything. He continued, “And it was all done to blame the Second Amendment. We’d be fools not to look at this. Our U.S. border patrol agents were killed. And like I said, I was just quoting Larry Pratt. That’s it bottom line.”

 

Mustaine also admitted that he could have chosen different words to express himself. He told Jones, “In the heat of the moment, when you’re onstage and you’re talking, sometimes you’re not as eloquent as you’d like to be. But like I said, I was just quoting what Larry said.” He added, “We really need to investigate this and we need to have the Attorney General release the documents and find out who’s responsible for this. People died and the democratic process says, ‘Let’s investigate this. Let’s find out what’s going on here.'”

 

Mustaine wrapped up the interview by saying, “I’m a patriot. I’ve always been controversial. I’m a political songwriter. And this wasn’t done to hurt any of my fellow countrymen. I think that it’s something that we really, really need to look into.

 

“I love our country and I respect it, my whole thing with this is that I think we should just look into it. I just think that we deserve to know the truth — that’s it.”

 

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TESTAMENT Dominates Sales Charts Around the Globe

August 13th, 2012
Testament

Testament

Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT, have scanned 20,720 copies of their new album Dark Roots of Earth in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielson Soundscan. The album debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales since the inception of Soundscan. This also marks the highest first week sales for a Nuclear Blast artist yet.

Commented the band:
“Thanks to the TESTAMENT legions for making us shine this first week.  Horns up!” – Eric Peterson

“I want to express my eternal gratitude to  everybody who supported the Dark Roots of Earth album and for making our hopes, dreams and hard work a reality. I am forever grateful.” – Chuck Billy

“It is with great pleasure that I share this honor with the TESTAMENT family and their legions of fans worldwide. The highest charting debut the band’s and label’s history! That is due not only you the fans, but also the extremely hard work by the worldwide offices of Nuclear Blast. Their efforts have paid off greatly and are most appreciated. Now that’s how you run a campaign.” – Gene Hoglan

“I’d like to give a big ‘thank you’ to all the people that helped bring this about. Thank you to everyone at Nuclear Blast, for all the hard work putting this campaign together. And definitely, a big thank you goes put to all the fans. You all made this possible. Cheers!” – Greg Christian

Our first week chart activity, which includes a #12 Billboard debut, is the type of thing that has long seemed elusive to this band.  But this time, thanks to a great team (our label, our management and of course, our awesome fans) it’s on. Thank you all!” – Alex Skolnick

Dark Roots of Earth First-Week Chart Positions Around the Globe:
#21 Austria Top 75
#62 Belgium Top 100
#86 Belgium Flanders
#40 Belgium Walloonia
#12 Canadian Top 200
#4 Germany Top 100
#4 Finland Top 50
#13 Ireland Top 20
#32 Netherlands Top 200
#10 Switzerland (CH)
#57 United Kingdom Top 200
#3 United Kingdom Indie Top 40
#3 United Kingdom Rock Top 40

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 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.

For USA IN-STORE specials on Dark Roots of Earth visit http://bit.ly/testgwp and to order online go to https://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions/app_122951281158671.

 Check out the music video for their new single “Native Blood” here: http://youtu.be/l5Ibm8mjSek. 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).


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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TESTAMENT: “Dark Roots of Earth” Out Now

July 31st, 2012
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.

‘Join The Testament Legions’ WebDoc Fan Engagement Campaign https://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions/app_113345305387225! Fans can post their pictures of themselves with the band members and sporting their favorite TESTAMENT merch and tattoos among other things.

 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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TESTAMENT: “Native Blood” Lyric Video Posted

July 23rd, 2012

Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have posted the lyric video for their new single “Native Blood”  here:

Testament

Testament

The track comes from their upcoming album entitled Dark Roots of Earth, the band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album,  due out on July 31st in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

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

Listen to the “Native Blood” track and pre-order Dark Roots of Earth by visiting http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Testament/10177.

Vote for the band to be on the next cover of Hails and Horns Magazine here http://www.hailsandhorns.com/featuresandinterviews/vote-for-the-cover-band-of-hails-and-horns-issue-27.

TESTAMENT recently launched a contest around their new album Dark Roots of Earth where fans can win a chance to see the band for free in their town! How does it work? It’s simple. When you pre-order the new album from the  NB USA / CM Distro web shop, e-mail us at mail@nuclearblastusa.com (E-mail Subject must read: TESTAMENT – Radio Contest Entry) and include your name, order confirmation number AND the radio station name where you heard the new TESTAMENT single, “True American Hate.”

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

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

If your local radio station receives the most entries, the band will be coming to your town to play a show! Best of all, anyone who submitted their valid contest entry for the winning station will also receive FREE entry into the show!

Open to USA residents only. Contest ends 7/30/12. Winning radio station / city will be selected on 8/03/12.

Fans can also use the following splash page to spread the word about the contest to their friends http://media.nuclearblast.de/bands/Splash/testament/droe/radiocontest.html.

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 recently wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with director, Mike Sloat. The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. last weekend. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151823567205332.866192.23598655331&type=1.

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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TESTAMENT Release Fifth “In-Studio” Video!

July 20th, 2012
Testament

Testament

Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have released part 5 in a series of videos chronicling the making of their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. Check out drummer Gene Hoglan discussing the songwriting and recording process here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLvB2LdBejM.

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

TESTAMENT recently released part one of two ‘behind the scenes’ clips for “Native Blood” music video. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGitAOIOqg.

Listen to the “Native Blood” track and pre-order Dark Roots of Earth by visiting http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Testament/10177.

Vote for the band to be on the next cover of Hails and Horns Magazine here http://www.hailsandhorns.com/featuresandinterviews/vote-for-the-cover-band-of-hails-and-horns-issue-27.

TESTAMENT recently launched a contest around their new album Dark Roots of Earth where fans can win a chance to see the band for free in their town! How does it work? It’s simple. When you pre-order the new album from the  NB USA / CM Distro web shop, e-mail us at mail@nuclearblastusa.com (E-mail Subject must read: TESTAMENT – Radio Contest Entry) and include your name, order confirmation number AND the radio station name where you heard the new TESTAMENT single, “True American Hate.”

If your local radio station receives the most entries, the band will be coming to your town to play a show! Best of all, anyone who submitted their valid contest entry for the winning station will also receive FREE entry into the show!

Open to USA residents only. Contest ends 7/30/12. Winning radio station / city will be selected on 8/03/12.

Fans can also use the following splash page to spread the word about the contest to their friends http://media.nuclearblast.de/bands/Splash/testament/droe/radiocontest.html.

Dark Roots Of Earth, the band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album, is due out on July 31st in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. It’s the group’s first release in over four years following 2008’s critically acclaimed, The Formation Of Damnation.

The CD 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 recently wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with director, Mike Sloat. The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. last weekend. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151823567205332.866192.23598655331&type=1.

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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TESTAMENT Release Fourth “In-Studio” Video!

July 18th, 2012
Testament

Testament


Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have released part 4 in a series of videos chronicling the making of their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. Check out bassist Greg Christian discussing the recording process and what it’s like working with producer Andy Sneap here:

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

TESTAMENT recently released part one of two ‘behind the scenes’ clips for “Native Blood” music video. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGitAOIOqg.

Listen to the “Native Blood” track and pre-order Dark Roots of Earth by visiting http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Testament/10177.

Fans can also use the following splash page to spread the word about the contest to their friends http://media.nuclearblast.de/bands/Splash/testament/droe/radiocontest.html.

Dark Roots Of Earth, the band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album, is due out on July 31st in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. It’s the group’s first release in over four years following 2008’s critically acclaimed, The Formation Of Damnation.

The CD 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 recently wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with director, Mike Sloat. The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. last weekend. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151823567205332.866192.23598655331&type=1.

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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TESTAMENT: Second In-Studio Video for “Dark Roots Of Earth” Posted!

July 12th, 2012
Testament

Testament

Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have posted their second in-studio video documenting the making of their new album Dark Roots Of Earth here. The second installment shows guitarist Alex Skolnick talking about the current chemistry between him and fellow six stringer Eric Peterson.

Part 1 can be seen here:

For details on the recently announced radio contest for fans, visit: http://media.nuclearblast.de/bands/Splash/testament/droe/radiocontest.html.
Check out a stream of the new track, “True American Hate,” via Nuclear Blast’s website: http://bit.ly/tdroelp, along with several Dark Roots Of Earth pre-order options. “True American Hate” is the first track to surface from the band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album, Dark Roots Of Earth – its first release in over four years following 2008’s critically acclaimed, The Formation Of Damnation.

Dark Roots Of Earth is due out on July 31st in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

The CD 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.

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

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


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 recently wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with director, Mike Sloat. The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. last weekend. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151823567205332.866192.23598655331&type=1.

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

9/20 – 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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TESTAMENT: First In-Studio Video for “Dark Roots Of Earth” Posted!

July 9th, 2012

Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have posted their first in-studio video documenting the making of their new album Dark Roots Of Earth here. The first installment shows the band talking about the demoing process for the new record.

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

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

Check out a stream of the new track, “True American Hate,” via Nuclear Blast’s website: http://bit.ly/tdroelp, along with several Dark Roots Of Earth pre-order options. “True American Hate” is the first track to surface from the band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album, Dark Roots Of Earth – its first release in over four years following 2008’s critically acclaimed, The Formation Of Damnation.

Dark Roots Of Earth is due out on July 31st in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

The CD 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 recently wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with director, Mike Sloat. The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. last weekend. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151823567205332.866192.23598655331&type=1.

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

9/20 – 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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TESTAMENT STREAMING NEW TRACK “TRUE AMERICAN HATE,” ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR-DATES

June 29th, 2012

10th studio album “Dark Roots Of Earth” out July 31st on Nuclear Blast Records

 

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

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

BAY AREA, CA – Bay Area thrash metal legend, Testament, has launched a stream of the new track, “True American Hate,” via Nuclear Blast’s website: http://bit.ly/tdroelp, along with several Dark Roots Of Earth pre-order options. “True American Hate” is the first track to surface from the band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album, Dark Roots Of Earth – its first release in over four years following 2008’s critically acclaimed, The Formation Of Damnation.

Dark Roots Of Earth is due out on July 31st in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

The CD 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 jewel case CD track listing is…

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

Dark Roots Of Earth CD/DVD track listing is…

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 is…

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 recently wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with director, Mike Sloat. The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. last weekend. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151823567205332.866192.23598655331&type=1.

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.

Stay tuned for more information on Testament and Dark Roots Of Earth.

 

 

Testament w/ Anthrax and 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

9/20 – 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

 

 

Testament online…

 

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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TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, DEATH ANGEL TO BRING THRASH-FEST EXTRAVAGANZA TO CANADA AND SELECT U.S. CITIES

May 31st, 2012
ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL TO BRING THRASH-FEST EXTRAVAGANZA TO CANADA AND SELECT U.S. CITIES

ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL TO BRING THRASH-FEST EXTRAVAGANZA TO CANADA AND SELECT U.S. CITIES

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 31, 2012 — Fans in Canada and select cities in the northern part of the U.S. will finally have a chance to see what reviewers have called “The Best Metal Tour of the Year,” when co-headliners Anthrax and Testament, joined by Death Angel, kick off a late-summer trek on September 14.  Starting in Portland, OR, the bands will work their way north, cross into Canada, and play all of the major Canadian cities before wrapping up in Montclair, NJ on October 5.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 1.  For more information and to purchase tickets, log onto http://anthrax.com – http.//www.testamentlegions.com or http://deathangel.us

 

This run will be the third leg of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel hat-trick; the three bands packed five weeks worth of venues coast-to-coast last Fall, marking the first time Anthrax and Testament had shared a stage in more than a decade; again, earlier this year, the line-up played another dozen dates to headbangers in cities from Las Vegas to New York.

 

According to Anthrax’s guitarist Scott Ian, “We played to sold-out shows, raging crowds and EPIC war dances, and we can’t wait to do it again, especially for our Canadian fans who have been waiting a long to time ‘worship music’ with us.”

 

“There have been very few three band bills in which the acts are so compatible and the shows so consistent that a second leg of the tour is a “no-brainer,” said Testament’s lead guitarist Alex Skolnick.  “But in the case of Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel, that’s been the case. Things have gone so well, in fact, that it’s made sense to add a third leg with this exact same line up.  All three bands are excited to take this show into new territory with a trek across Canada, and a few spots in the US we missed last time around. And this time, Testament will be armed with a brand new album with music that we’re eager to share with everyone. Hope to see you out there!”

 

“We’ve been tight with the guys in Testament for a long, long time, and had a great time touring with them before,” added Anthrax’s drummer Charlie Benante.  “And all of us in Anthrax are big Death Angel fans, so this is going to be a monster of a great time, for us and for the fans.”

 

Said Testament’s frontman Chuck Billy, “It’s good to see that metal is alive in 2012 and the fans want a third leg of the Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel tour. Don’t fucking miss it!  Metal Forever!”

 

With more dates to be confirmed, the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel tour are as follows:

 

SEPTEMBER

14        Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA

15        Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR

16        Toyota Arena, Kennewick, WA

17        Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA

20        Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC

21        MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, AL

22        Events Center, Edmonton, AL

24        The Odeon, Saskatoon, SK

25        Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB

29        Danforth Hall, Toronto, ON

30        Capitole du Quebec, Quebec City, QC

 

OCTOBER

2         Metropolis, Montreal, QC

3         State Theatre, Portland, ME

5         Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

 

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TESTAMENT: “Dark Roots of Earth” Album Artwork and Details Revealed!

May 15th, 2012
Testament's new album, DARK ROOTS OF EARTH will be released on July 27, 2012 (Europe) and July 31, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

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

Bay Area thrash titans, TESTAMENT, have revealed the cover art and details for their upcoming Dark Roots of Earth release! Artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor who has worked with such bands as SODOM, ATHEIST, SIGH. Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered once again by the world renowned Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (CATTLE DECAPITATION, HEATHEN, VILE, SADUS) at his Trident Studios. The highly anticipated follow up to their 2008 release The Formation of Damnation will be released on July 27, 2012 (Europe) and July 31, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

 

Dark Roots of Earth Jewel Case CD 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

 

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)

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TESTAMENT TO HEADLINE THE TOTAL METAL FESTIVAL OPEN AIR

April 8th, 2012

The best Metal Festival in Southern Italy announces the special guest, the date and the new location!

It’s official: The 31 July 2012, at the historical park “Lago Del Bosco” in the city of Toritto, Bari, Italy, will be held the ninth edition of the TOTAL METAL FESTIVAL that will see at the top of its bill a true living legend of Metal: TESTAMENT!

After 10 years of hard work, many difficulties but especially of great satisfaction, the Total Metal Festival finally breaks through the wall that leads it into another level not only by featuring one of the most significant bands in the history of Metal, much loved and respected by generations, but also building a dream situation surrounding the event inspired, as they admit the same organizers, by the best European festivals and with the humble intent to begin, with this Edition, a climbing upwards, with the goal of reaching a level which is common to all the biggest Heavy Metal music happenings.

In ten years of existence the TMF actually increased a lot edition by edition, passing from small local gathering to unmissable annual happening for fans from all over Italy and beyond!

Not only this will be the first time that TESTAMENT will cross the boundaries of Southern Italy, but it will be even the only Italian date scheduled for their world tour!

But for the Total Metal Festival is not enough to have a legendary name on his program, for this edition it wants to offer to his faithful audience much more: a huge open air festival!

In fact, the new location looks pretty different from all the other usual Italian festival locations, surrounded by greenery, large trees that provide shade for those you wish to repair from the Sun and, above all, a historical reconstruction of a medieval village that borders with the concert area where thousands of people can enjoy the concerts of all participating bands.

The audience of TMF2012, therefore, not only can enjoy a full day of music and entertainment, but will also engage in lots of other recreational and cultural activities within the area of the festival as the archery and crossbow, medieval fencing, the soft-air and much more. If at all this we add a huge Booth area full of merchandise, gadgets and exhibitions of every kind, the chance to visit real houses of the middle ages and a well-stocked refreshment area we can easily see that the Total Metal Festival now has got nothing left!

 

The enthusiasm stems also from the words of the Organizer Luigi Pisanello: “We’ve always been proud of The Total Metal Festival because we knew how difficult it was to pull on a real metal festival in southern Italy, but since we have taken the first steps back in 2002, with a timid first Edition based mostly on the underground Italian groups, our goal has been to grow constantly and we already knew that we wanted for the tenth year something totally out of the ordinary and never seen in Southern Italy. Testament is a band that we always thought, from the beginning, but we knew we had to mature and gain experience before. Having them with us for the tenth birthday of the TMF is a dream come true for us and for our growing audience hungry for big events that, here in the South, have always been much more rare compared to the rest of Italy.

 

The new festival site www.totalmetalfestival.com is under construction these days, but you can still follow all event updates on the official facebook page www.facebook.com/TotalMetalFestival.

The appointment is fixed, there remains only to wait for the names of other bands, but all what is already announced justifies a reminder on our calendar of summer metal events: July 31!

 

For Further Information:

www.totalmetalfestival.com

www.facebook.com/TotalMetalFestival

www.vivomanagement.it

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Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio) To Guest Judge Heavy MTL BOTB – April 11 – Montreal

March 28th, 2012

Dungeon Works Productions & Evenko Presents:

Heavy MTL 2012 – Battle of the Bands For Montreal’s Best Metal Fest!

Check out Bands Playing The Upcoming Battles!

http://www.heavymtl.com/en/joueraheavy

Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio) To Guest Judge Heavy MTL BOTB – April 11 – Montreal

Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio) one of metal’s most legendary and influential thrash guitarists has been announced as the special guest judge for round 4 of Heavy MTL‘s battle of the bands where the cities heaviest and loudest bands take to the stage for a chance to win one of two prized spots on the Heavy MTL 2012 lineup at Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 11 to 12.

Heavy MTL 2012 Lineup – http://www.heavymtl.com/2-lineup/index-cached.html

Round 4 will take place at Les Katacombes (1635 St. Laurent) on Wednesday, April 11th with the competing bands Erimha, Hollow, Magnum Stallion and Valfreya for the symphonic metal night.

BOTB Details:

Wednesday / Mercredi  – April / Avril 11

Les Katacombes, 1635 St. Laurent (corner / coin Ontario)

8:30pm – $12 – 18+

https://www.facebook.com/events/197995170309057/

Les Productions Dungeonworks et Evenko présentent / Dungeonworks Productions and Evenko present:

EN ROUTE VERS HEAVY MTL 2012 – BATTLE 4

avec JUGE INVITÉ / with GUEST JUDGE:
ALEX SKOLNICK of TESTAMENT, ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA!

SOIRÉE METAL SYMPHONQIUE! / SYMPHONIC METAL NIGHT!

avec / with
Erimha
www.myspace.com/erimha
Hollow
www.hollowofficial.com
Magnum Stallion
www.myspace.com/magnumstallion
Valfreya
www.valfreyametal.com

DJ DE LA SOIRÉE/
DJ FOR THE EVENING
Krystal Koffin

**6 juges en tout décideront le pointage de chaque groupe. Les 5 meilleurs groupes parmi les 20 faisant partie du concours iront en finale, en juin au Corona, pour couronner les 2 qui joueront au festival Heavy MTL 2012!

6 judges in all will decide the score of each band. The 5 top scoring bands out of the 20 that are competing in the contest will go on to the finals where 2 will win their spot onto the stage of the Heavy MTL 2012 festival!

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TESTAMENT FRONTMAN COMMENTS ON SECOND LEG OF CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

December 8th, 2011

Testament, Anthrax and Death Angel to hit the road again next month

 

CALIFORNIA – Chuck Billy, vocalist of the iconic West Coast thrash metal act, Testament, has issued the following statement in anticipation of the band’s upcoming co-headlining North American run with Anthrax.

“We are super stoked to announce our participation for the second leg of this already awesome thrash attack with our good friends in Anthrax and Death Angel. This will mark the last tour for ‘The Formation Of Damnation’ record cycle, as we will be gearing towards putting the new record ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ in the spring. If you missed us the last time, we hope to see you and celebrate with this amazing line up!”

After wrapping up an October/November run with the same line-up, the all-star thrash trio of Testament, Anthrax and Death Angel hit the road again for another round of dates beginning in January. Special VIP ticket packages will be available for all the upcoming shows.

Stay tuned for more information!

 

 

Testament with Anthrax and Death Angel…

 

Jan. 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues

Jan. 23 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues

Jan. 24 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

Jan. 27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

Jan. 28 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

Jan. 29 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

Jan. 30 – Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel

Feb. 02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

Feb. 03 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavillion

Feb. 06 – Allentown, PA @ Crockodile Rock

Feb. 07 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live

Feb. 08 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre

 

 

Testament online…

 

http://www.testamentlegions.com

http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions

http://www.youtube.com/testamentofficial

http://www.twitter.com/testamentlegion

http://www.twitter.com/testamentband

 

 

Testament is…

 

Chuck Billy – vocals

Eric Peterson – guitar

Alex Skolnick – guitar

Greg Christian – bass

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TESTAMENT COMMENT ON DEPARTURE OF MEMBER; Paul Bostaph continues with BlackGates

December 2nd, 2011

BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA – Chuck Billy, vocalist for Bay Area thrash legend, TESTAMENT, throws down the following update on drummer Paul Bostaph’s departure from the band: “I, Eric, Alex, and Greg want to congratulate our brother, forever, Paul Bostaph on his new band, BlackGates.  And while ‘The Hands of Mayhem’ will be sorely missed from our band, we wish him the ultimate success in everything that he does in his future.”

TESTAMENT is now actively seeking the heaviest drummer on the planet.

Details will be announced soon. Testament’s new album, The Dark Roots of Earth, will be unleashed upon the world this spring, 2012!

 

Visit TESTAMENT online at:

 

www.TESTAMENTLEGIONS.com

Facebook.com/TESTAMENTLEGIONS

Twitter.com/TESTAMENTBAND

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