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Testament Recruits Guitarist Glen Drover For Mexican Tour Dates

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Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT have recruited guitarist Glen Drover (ex-MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND) to fill in for Alex Skolnick on their upcoming Mexican tour dates with JUDAS PRIEST.

Due to Alex's prior commitment to the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, the band sought out Glen Drover to fill in and rehearsed together all week.

Glen says, "I am really looking forward to playing these four upcoming shows in Mexico with my buddies in TESTAMENT, along with JUDAS PRIEST. We are totally going to crush!"

Alex Skolnick commented on his (temporary) replacement: "I regret that I'll be unable to perform at TESTAMENT's upcoming shows in Mexico this month. As many know, I've been touring with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA since 2000, and it's been a blessing to be a part of both projects since reuniting with TESTAMENT in '05. I respect the TESTAMENT guys' decision to accept some gigs during this period, and I'm super happy to have Glen Drover filling in for me. I recommended him personally, respect his playing and know he'll do a great job. I apologize to any TESTAMENT fans for not being able to make it this time around but we have a lot of shows lined up in 2009 so far, all of which I'm on. Thanks for understanding, and I look forward to seeing everyone all over the world with TESTAMENT in 2009!"

Guitarist Eric Peterson commented: "I've known Glen since he played with KING DIAMOND, and if anyone can jump in, Glen can. Plus, Alex is happy with our choice."

TESTAMENT will be traveling to Mexico this week to play a string of dates with JUDAS PRIEST. See below for tour dates. The band is coming off a successful headlining run with SOILENT GREEN, to support their first studio album in nine years, "The Formation of Damnation."

Here are TESTAMENT's tour dates in Mexico with JUDAS PRIEST:

Oct. 27 - Monterrey, Mexico - Arena Monterrey
Oct. 29 - Guadalajara, Mexico - VFG Arena
Oct. 30 - Puebla, Mexico - Auditorio Siglo XXI
Oct. 31 - Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace

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1. Jenny writes:

Well it looks like everybody's happy. If that's the case, then I say this is great news! Cheers for the memories to come for these guys during their tour in Mexico.

# Oct 25, 2008 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Lady-Reaper writes:

glen screwed with the megadeth solos to much and he will do the same with testament.

# Oct 25, 2008 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. bbristowe writes:

Bet hes got something against mexicans.

# Oct 26, 2008 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jenny writes:

He better not.

# Oct 26, 2008 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ___ writes:

I know Glen since he and his brother were on Eidolon.

He's going to do something great with Testament

# Oct 27, 2008 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Chazz writes:

I hope Alex comes back soon...

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7. Netromancer writes:

While I grew up with Alex in Testament, they have shown that the band is just as strong without him. Im glad for all those guys who are still out there jamming it out. I was a Savatage fan as a kid and enjoy Trans-Siberian Orchestra as an adult. Its cool that Alex gets to play with them. Im just glad that both bands are still around in some form or another. Keep it up, guys.

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