Testament's New Album, "The Formation of Damnation" Streaming Online Now
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San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT are currently streaming their entire new album, "The Formation of Damnation", on the band's MySpace page. The CD is scheduled for release in North America on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor and can be seen at this location.
The band recorded "The Formation of Damnation" in part with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California.
TESTAMENT held a listening party for "The Formation of Damnation" this past Saturday night (April 12) at The Plush Lounge at The Key Club in Hollywood, California (prior to the band's sold-out show at The Key Club later that night). Check out photos from the party at DirtJunior.com. Among the attendees were Jim Durkin and Gene Hoglan from DARK ANGEL, Francine Boucher of ECHOES OF ETERNITY and Tim Yeung of DIVINE HERESY.
As previously reported, TESTAMENT will be the featured artist on MTV for an entire week later this spring as part of the channel's "52/52" campaign. Performances — including footage shot on April 2 on the Alcatraz Island (more commonly known simply as Alcatraz) and video material that was filmed at the April 6 concert at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City — along with interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage will air throughout the week.
MTV's "52/52" is a brand new way for the channel to give unprecedented exposure to unsigned artists, indie bands, and established acts on major labels in a completely new and innovative way. MTV handpicks one band/artist per week for the entire year and gives them the equivalent of roughly 11 hours of on-air commercial time per week on the channel.
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