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Formed: 1983
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
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Latest Testament News

Below is our complete Testament news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Prong Announces Tour With Testament, Sepultura

Prong will be hitting the road next year alongside Testament and Sepultura. Tommy Victor comments on the upcoming live trek:

"Prong is absolutely ecstatic about being part of this upcoming Testament and Sepultura tour. We are totally honored to be supporting and sharing a stage with both these legendary bands! It's simply fantastic! Don't miss it! It's going to be great!"

4/6/17 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
4/7/17 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
4/8/17 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theater
4/9/17 Houston, TX House of Blues Houston
4/10/17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues New Orleans
4/12/17 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
4/13/17 Ft Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
4/14/17 Orlando, FL House of Blues Orlando
4/15/17 Atlanta, GA The Center Stage
4/16/17 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
4/19/17 Richmond, VA The National
4/20/17 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
4/21/17 Worcester, MA Metalfest at The Palladium
4/22/17 Long Island, NY The Paramount
4/23/17 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
4/24/17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
4/26/17 Montreal, QC Metropolis
4/27/17 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/28/17 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre
4/29/17 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
4/30/17 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre More...

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Rogue Records Releases Fallout 4 Mod

Rogue Records America is excited to announce that a new Fallout 4 hard rock/heavy metal radio station mod simply titled "Rogue Radio" is now available on PC and coming soon to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

"'Rogue Radio' took FOREVER to make because it was the first time we ever made anything in the Creation Engine, so there was a bit of a learning curve," said label owner Dean Martinetti. "But, we got it done, and we've made history as the first record label to make a game mod for a major franchise AND the first time a record label made a product that also showcased other labels' artists. It's a fine day today for Rogue. We also couldn't have done this without these amazing bands helping out. They are just great talents and extraordinary people."

Complete with 44 songs from Rogue Records artists and national and emerging bands from around the globe, as well as two DJs each with their own style and playlist, the "Rogue Radio" track listing is available after the jump. More...

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First Bands Announced For Bloodstock 2017

Bloodstock is thrilled to announce a bumper batch of Ronnie James Dio main stage bands for 2017, including the Friday night headliner, Amon Amarth.

Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares: "What's up UK! On August 11th 2017, we are invading Bloodstock! It's going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!"

Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins Blind Guardian, Bay Area thrash beasts, Testament, and hardcore kings Hatebreed. Also hitting the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, Whitechapel, seminal death metallers Possessed, and flying the flag for English heavy metal, Bloodstock favorites, Hell. More...

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Bloodstock Announces First Wave Of Bands For 2017

Promoters for Bloodstock announced the a bumper crop of acts to play on the Ronnie James Dio main stage for the 2017 edition of the annual festival, including the Friday night headliner! Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on August 10-13, 2017.

Prepare your drinking horns!! Swedish overlords, Amon Amarth will be sailing the Viking longboat on to the Catton Park shore as Friday night’s headline band! Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares, "What's up UK! On August 11th 2017, we are invading Bloodstock! It's going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!"

Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins, Blind Guardian. The set will be a UK exclusive for 2017.

By Area thrash beasts, Testament are set for a Friday slot. The band just issued the crushing nww album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake" a week ago via Nuclear Blast.

Hardcore kings, Hatebreed make a welcome return to Catton Park on Saturday, August 12th.

Also landing a spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, Whitechapel, seminal death metallers, Possessed and flying the flag for English heavy metal, Bloodstock favorites....Hell. More...

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Amon Amarth Unleash Ragnarok In London

It's becoming more common in the modern age for established bands to tour together, be it as part of a package tour, or as a co-headlining trek. These can create memories for a lifetime, or, as past tours between the likes of Metallica & Guns N Roses and Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson have shown, an ego clash which could be a disaster. However, the combination of Amon Amarth, Testament and Grand Magus, promised from it's very announcement to be nothing short of a triumph. The concert featured here took place at the Roundhouse in Camden, North London, a respected venue and rightfully so. It's highly impressive inside, particular in the stage area and literally every member of staff I spoke to were very friendly and helpful, making it one of the most welcoming venues in Britain. This tiered rotunda made for an excellent setting for one of the most anticipated European tours of the year.

First to take the stage was Swedish heavy metal outfit, Grand Magus; a trio dedicated to keeping the sound and spirit of traditional heavy metal alive and very successfully too I might add. The three members all possess a great stage which some might say is essential when playing a rather large venue such as the Roundhouse. From the opening notes of, "I, The Jury" from their excellent 2010 album, "Hammer of the North," the band put on a blistering performance, delighting their fans and easily winning over new ones. Despite having a new album, "Sword Songs" to promote, the group only played one song from the record, namely, "Varangian," instead choosing to perform a mix of material from their sixteen year history. All in all, Grand Magus made the very best of their relatively short set and left a lasting impression on all of those who were in attendance. More...

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Testament Releases "The Pale King" Video

Legendary bay area thrash group Testament released brand new album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake," this past Friday via Nuclear Blast. The band also kicked off a European tour with Amon Amarth and label mates Grand Magus the same day.

Today, Testament releases a music video for "The Pale King," which was directed, shot, and edited by Tommy Jones for Videohammer Studios.

"Brotherhood Of The Snake" was recorded under producer Juan Urteaga, guitarist Eric Peterson, and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. More...

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Testament Discusses Album Artwork

The legendary bay area thrash metal giants from Testament will release their 11th album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake," on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson discuss the concept behind the album artwork, which was created by Eliran Kantor.

You can pre-order the album digitally via iTunes or Amazon and receive both "Stronghold" and the title-track as an instant download. Various physical formats (Digibook, Limited Box Set, Limited Mailorder Box Set, Vinyl) are also available from Nuclear Blast.

New Testament album "Brotherhood Of The Snake: was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga, guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy, and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap. More...

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Testament Streaming New Song "Stronghold"

Testament premieres a new song entitled "Stronghold", taken from the upcoming new album "Brotherhood of the Snake", which will be out in stores October 28 through Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Stronghold" below.

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Testament Preview "Canna-Business"

Chuck Billy, vocalist of legendary bay area thrash metal giant Testament, recently sat down with WeedmapsTV / Marijuana.com for an exclusive interview.

Billy discusses the evolution of the marijuana industry, a subject the band touches on in a new song off forthcoming record, "Brotherhood Of The Snake." Check out the interview and a preview of the track "Canna-Business" below

Testament will release 12th album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake," on October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Testament Discusses Lyrics On New Album

The legendary bay area thrash metal giants from Testament discuss some of the lyrical themes that inspired their 12th album "Brotherhood Of The Snake" in a new video trailer.

Watch vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson talk about topics such as secret societies and ancient aliens below. A previous video covering the recording process can also be seen here.

Pre-orders for "Brotherhood Of The Snake" are online now at this location and the album's full track listing is as follows:

01. Brotherhood Of The Snake
02. The Pale King
03. Stronghold
04. Seven Seals
05. Born In A Rut
06. Centuries Of Suffering
07. Neptune’s Spear
08. Black Jack
09. Canna Business
10. The Number Game More...

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Testament Releases Browser Game

Bay area thrash metal group Testament just released an official browser game for the band's upcoming 12th album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake."

Play up to 666 points to prove you're a worthy prospect for the brotherhood and keep on playing to get inducted and claim your spot in the global highscore over here.

New album "Brotherhood Of The Snake" will be released on October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The album is now available for pre-order in various formats right here. More...

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Testament Talks Album Recording

Vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson of legendary bay area thrash metal giants Testament talk about the recording process of the band's upcoming 12th album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake," in this brand new second video trailer below.

The album is now available for pre-order in various formats (Digibook, Limited Box Set, Limited Mailorder Box Set, Vinyl: black, clear, bi-colored, orange, splatter, silver, brown) at this location.

"Brotherhood Of The Snake" will be released on October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Another previous trailer is available here.

1. Brotherhood Of The Snake
2. The Pale King
3. Stronghold
4. Seven Seals
5. Born In A Rut
6. Centuries Of Suffering
7. Neptune’s Spear
8. Black Jack
9. Canna-Business
10. The Number Game More...

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Testament Discusses Upcoming Album

The legendary bay area thrash metal giants from Testament have released the first of several trailers for their upcoming 12th album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake."

Watch vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson speak about the touring that led up to recording and how that affected the song writing process in the trailer below.

"Brotherhood Of The Snake" will be released on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The album is now available for pre-order in various formats (Digibook, Limited Box Set, Limited Mailorder Box Set, Vinyl) over here. More...

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Testament Releases Lyric Video For Title Track

Legendary Bay Area thrash act Testament released a lyric video for the new song "Brotherhood of the Snake." The song is the title track of the upcoming new album to be issued on October 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location).

The song contains a whiplash-inducing riff that catapults Chuck’s unmistakable growl forward before snapping into mind-numbing leads. It’s a brutal breakneck basher on par with the band’s best.

“It was actually one of the first songs we put together,” says the singer. “Once we heard it mixed, we were all like, ‘Wow, we have the direction we’re going in. It’s really heavy.’”

The track list for the album is:

1. Brotherhood Of The Snake
2. The Pale King
3. Stronghold
4. Seven Seals
5. Born In A Rut
6. Centuries Of Suffering
7. Neptune’s Spear
8. Black Jack
9. Canna-Business
10. The Number Game

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Testament To Support Amon Amarth On Tour

Sweden's Amon Amarth has announced Bay Area thrash group Testament as special guest on the European "Jomsviking" tour in Germany, France, and Italy. Also joining Amon Amarth as support is Sweden’s epic Grand Magus. Dawn Of Disease will be the opening act in Poland.

Comments Testament's Eric Peterson: “With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the Amon Amarth viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe! Thor's hammering strikes shall lead the way! Skol!”

JB from Grand Magus declares, "Warriors of the north Atlantic! We are proud and excited to be part of this tour. Earth-shattering metal is coming your way. Amon Amarth, Testament, and Grand Magus on the same night! There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs. Join us! Rejoice!” More...

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Public Sales Begin For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2017

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.

In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced: More...

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Testament Comments On Upcoming Album

Legendary bay area thrash metal group Testament recently revealed the cover artwork for impending 12th album "Brotherhood Of The Snake," which will be released on October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

The expressional cover was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also created the artwork for Testament's last album, "The Dark Roots Of Earth," and has previously worked with bands such as Hatebreed, Soulfly and Kataklysm.

"Brotherhood Of The Snake" was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Heathen, Machine Head), guitarist Eric Peterson, and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by producer Andy Sneap (Accept, Arch Enemy, Cradle Of Filth, Kreator, Machine Head, Megadeth).

Peterson commented: "It's very diverse, but it's very epic. There's nothing on there that breeds commercial. And I think for thirty years of recording music and trying different formulas and stuff, we've found a formula that is very metal. I think for the metal fan that is looking for something, for the nooks and crannies… not just your normal, 'Oh, it's got a thrash beat and a riff.' There's a lot going on here. More...

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Testament Unveils "Brotherhood Of The Snake" Art

Legendary Bay Area thrash act Testament unveiled the artwork for the upcoming new release "Brotherhood of the Snake."

The album is set to drop on October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Much more information is expected soon.

Check out the piece, which was created by Eliran Kantor, here:

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Wacken Open Air Live Stream Available

This weekend, you can stream portions of the 2016 edition of Wacken Open Air live via Arte.tv. Some of the top bands offered for streaming: Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Saxon, Testament, Eluveitie and Ministry (among others).

The live stream can be accessed at this location.

The schedule for streaming can be found below (note: all times are CET):

Thursday, August 4th:

16h50-17h35 Henry Rollins
17h40-18h05 Hämatom
18h10-19h25 Saxon
19h30-20h30 Panzerballett
20h35-21h25 Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band
21h30-23h30 Iron Maiden
23h35-00h15 Therapy?
00h15-00h45 (tba)
00h45-01h00 Born to Lose, Lived To Win (A Farewell to Lemmy Kilmister)

Friday, August 5:

16h20 17h20 Entombed A.D.
17h25-18h25 Axel Rudi Pell
18h30-19h45 Eluveitie
19h50-21h05 Bullet For My Valentine
21h10-22h25 Tarja
22h30-00h00 Blind Guardian
00h15-01h30 Ministry
01h45-03h00 Testament

Saturday, August 6th:

15h40-16h55 Borknagar
17h00-18h10 Metal Church
18h15-19h30 Therion
19h35-20h50 Steel Panther
20h55-22h10 Clutch
22h15-23h30 Triptykon
23h35-00h35 (tba)
00h40-01h55 Parkway Drive
01h55-03h10 Arch Enemy More...

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Amon Amarth Announces Shows With Testament

The Swedish heavy metal Vikings from Amon Amarth have announced the remaining dates of their massive European "Jomsviking" tour with new shows added in Sweden, Spain, Czech Republic & Hungary.

Joining as special guest in the UK, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain and Portugal is the legendary Bay Area group Testament.

Testament's Eric Peterson comments: “With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the AA Viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe! Thor's hammering strikes shall lead the way! Skol!”

Poland’s Behemoth will be joining Amon Amarth for dates in Norway, Sweden, Finland & Denmark. Behemoth's Nergal states: “The last and only time we toured with Amon Amarth was over a decade ago when both our bands were conquering North America in a small shitty van. We are in a different place now and we are more then honoured to be sharing the stage with those Norse men again! Scandinavia, you have been warned!”

Also joining as support on all shows is Sweden’s epic Grand Magus. JB from Grand Magus declares, "Warriors of the north Atlantic! We are proud and excited to be part of this tour. Earth-shattering metal is coming your way. Amon Amarth, Testament/Behemoth, and Grand Magus on the same night! There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs. Join us! Rejoice!” More...

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