Testament Guitarist Eric Peterson Discusses Next Album
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In a recent interview with Metal Asylum, Testament guitarist Eric Peterson talked about the next studio album from Testament, what to expect and how the songs relate to the bands latest album, "The Formation Of Damnation." You can read some exerpts below.
Metal Asylum: Do you have any songs left over from the recording of The Formation Of Damnation and will they show up on the next album?
Peterson: "Yes. We have a lot of riffs left over, songs…maybe one or two ready to go. After the touring is done in September/October, I will start putting stuff together and hopefully the album will be out in 2010. A couple songs are complete, just not vocally. One song is a ballad and we haven’t had a slow one since Low (‘Trail Of Tears’), and this one is incredible, I love it. It reminds me of something off SCORPIONS' Lovedrive. It has a very festive feel, very wintery European feel. I came up with some new riffs recently, one after I saw the new Underworld prequel Rise Of The Lycans, couple chords progressions. No lyrics yet for the new stuff."
Metal Asylum: Do you have a direction for the new songs?
Peterson: "Probably more melodic and more heavy, the best of both worlds like The Formation Of Damnation. Looking at more thrash on the new record, but yet there will a ballad, haha. More of everything, less of nothing, haha."
Metal Asylum: Looking to try anything new with the music on the new album?
Peterson: "You know for the slower song I am lookin to get some strings (violins, cellos) on it instead of like the black metal keyboard thing. Actually getting a real symphony on the slow song and I tried it out with my DRAGONLORD keyboard player and it worked. He actually thought it was for a Dragonlord. I think it could be really cool and I wouldn’t let it take over the song, more of an atmosphere thing."
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