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Testament Announces Headlining US Tour Dates with Soilent Green

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TESTAMENT has announced a string of headlining dates this October with Louisiana metallers Soilent Green. The tour includes TESTAMENT’s appearance at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 9 in New York City, where they will be direct support to headliners Children of Bodom; also special guests, The Black Dahlia Murder and Between The Buried and Me.

Guitarist Eric Peterson checked in to discuss the Metal Masters tour and the band’s upcoming US headlining dates: "We just finished the Metal Masters tour, and it was a great tour to be on. Unfortunately, it went by too quick. We got to know everyone towards the end, and it started to feel like family. It’s too bad it had to end so soon, especially after getting to know everyone. Hopefully, the Metal Masters will continue next year in Europe."

"In the meantime, we’re heading to Japan and Australia. The last time we played there in ’06, we promised our fans we’d have a new record out the next time we came around. We kept our promise and we’re excited to get back there and play it for them."

"Once we get back, we’ll be headlining some east coast shows, including a one-off with Children of Bodom at the infamous Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. We’ll have full production, so we’re excited to put on our whole show. This tour is going to focus on secondary markets, so we don’t spoil anything for next year. We plan on having a big year and putting a big package together, wink wink."

Upcoming Testament tour dates are as follows:

9/20 – Kawasaki, Japan – Club Citta
9/21 – Kawasaki, Japan – Club Citta
9/25 – Brisbane, Australia – The Arena
9/26 – Melbourne, Australia – The HiFi
9/27 – Sydney, Australia – The Metro
11/09 – Christchurch, New Zealand – AMI Stadium – Southern Amp 2008

Testament headlining w/ Soilent Green:
10/1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
10/4 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
10/5 – State College, PA - Lulu’s
10/7 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/8 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café
10/9 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom (w/ Children of Bodom, The Black Dahlia Murder, Between The Buried And Me)
10/10 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater

Testament in Mexico (venues TBA):
10/27 – Monterey, Mexico
10/29 – Guadalajara, Mexico
10/30 – Puebla, Mexico
10/31 – Mexico City, Mexico

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

why the fuk does testament never come around charlotte nc?!?!?!?!?!

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. LogAnarchy writes:

some east coast shows, huh? we're not all freaking rednecks in the southeast, you know. You don't have to play Alabama or Mississippi.

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. LogAnarchy writes:

At least play Atlanta or Florida.

Ah, hell, I only like their new album anyways.

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. theharpy writes:

You would think they could at least have ONE show in New Orleans. Why are musicans afraid of this place? Seriously!

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. wilco writes:

yeah man whats this only east coast
for me its better to go to eurpoe to see them
but did see them in venazuela couple of months ago
kick a$$ show first day was for free
next day had to pay to see them because magadeth was there as well
but hey 20 us not bad for two kick a$$ bands

# Sep 15, 2008 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

Kentucky..I sometimes wonder if the maps that tour promoters get have a big "X" over this state.

# Sep 16, 2008 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

not all of us are banjo pickers and cow tippers

# Sep 16, 2008 @ 1:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. wilco writes:

well do have to say i did stay for two years in lousville actually close to were the toy tiger used to be
and i thought it was abunch of rednecks around there dont get me wrong but most of my friends are rednecks from henderson and mephis
but no wonder bands wil not play there in kentucky thereis not a real metal scene to play for unless you are stryper you are a good band
and i know for a fact my wife is a hollyroller her self
so maybe thats the reason
and what i do think is that the local
goverment people are deep into church stuff as well they control what wil happen
cause who want a band that are the disciples of the watch
and say hail satan
wel the biggest thing will be not enough people to push a show
wel you know before you rednecks get upset
i wqas joking sort of

# Sep 16, 2008 @ 6:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DaveTheViking writes:

As long as they come to the UK i dont care

# Sep 16, 2008 @ 8:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. That_One_Guy writes:

Kentucky isn't the only place that gets ignored. I live in Iowa and there are very few good shows that ever come through here either. Not all of us are rednecks!

# Sep 16, 2008 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

wilco..you are pretty much right,the metal scene sucks here.I actually grew up in clearwater florida,and was so very lucky to be able to go to the ritz in ybor and be around during the beginning of the death metal scene.but yeah the church politics are definitly hard to overcome here in huge owensboro ky.For some reason most of the people I have met only like stuff they play on the rock radio stations here..it seems no one has even heard of sirius around here.

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