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Testament Update On Recording Sessions

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Four of the five original members of influential San Francisco '80s thrash band Testament are back in the practice room working on songs for a new album. Singer Chuck Billy, bassist Greg Christian, and guitarists Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson are being joined by ex-Dimmu Borgir and Cradle of Filth drummer Nick Barker, and so far they've got six new songs. Tracking is scheduled to begin in June. "Working hard with Nick on some new ideas and some cool old-school styles [that are] coming together really killer," Peterson said in a statement. "It's been a long time coming," Billy added. "This new album is like a good wine: You throw in the grapes and crush."

As part of their current world tour, Testament will play five U.S. shows, starting March 26 in Dallas and ending March 31 in Santa Ana, California.

Source: MTV.com

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1. efleming writes:

Looking forward to it... When I saw the name Nick Barker, I was thinking of the drummer from Blink 182. I was thinking, "oh my god, that is so gay!" Thank god that it's the guy from C.O.F. and Dimmu Borgir. Not that I've heard much from either of those bands. Is he good?

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2. Ostracised writes:

He's really tight and fast. You can tell he prcatices with a click (like you should). I'm also looking forward to this one!

Now Playing:"Mannequin" from CoF

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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Testament.. ALWAYS a good decision!

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4. slipknotsophie writes:

go dad! (my dad nick barker)

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5. Death_Walking_Terror writes:

these guys are one of my favorite old thrash bands. its about time they make some new music. i hope this cd will sound like Demonic or The Gathering

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