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Testament To Perform Debut Album, "The Legacy" In Full On The American Carnage Tour

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In a recent interview with KNAC.com, Chuck Billy, the lead vocalist of Bay Area based thrash metal legends Testament, revealed that the band will be performing their debut album, "The Legacy" from start to finish when they hit the road with Megadeth and Slayer as part of the American Carnage tour later this year. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

KNAC.com: What are you doing to gear up for the tour?

Billy: "We’ve been rehearsing, just getting a set down. I treat it like a boxing fight, like I’m going to have a fight in a month. I hit the gym, I’m running (laughs), and I’m doing the whole thing. I’m looking at it like I’m going into a fight. I’m mentally and physically getting prepared for it. We feel pretty good. Last night we just made a crucial decision, so you’re going to be the first exclusive to hear. We decide last night that instead of putting - because we only have a 40-minute set to pick - instead of playing a medley of songs, we decided we’re going to do the entire The Legacy record, start to finish, in its entirety for the show. We did it last year, over in Holland, and then we did a show in London. And that show we did The Legacy and The New Order back to back, just like on the records, song after song. It was awesome. It was such an awesome deal. It turned out way better than we thought. It was killer. So, we were rehearsing for this tour, and at one point we were like, 'Man, we’re not playing this and we’re not playing that. Ah, shit. We only got 40 minutes; you can only play eight songs, so it’s tough to pick eight songs. We’re leaving so many good ones out.' And we were like, 'You know what? Since we’ve already toured a year and a half with PRIEST, we did our own headline, we did so much stuff out there, why don’t we go out there and do something different? We’ll give ‘em a whole different stage look…let’s give ‘em The Legacy album, start to finish.' It’s a nostalgic kind of tour, so why not?"

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1. MetalFan420 writes:

Well that kind of sucks... i have tickets to see them next month in Halifax and would like to see the best songs from a few of thier albums. i like the legacy but low and demonic songs would be nice.

# Jan 3, 2010 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Necrovomit writes:

was kinda hoping they'd play some old stuff for the first show i ever get to see them in. but what the hell, should still be an awsome night.

# Jan 3, 2010 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. cudos to paul, fuck you bruce writes:

Songs off of Low or Demonic would be cool to see live, I quite liked them during that semi-death metal-ish phase. The Gathering is still my favorite album and am always down to hear D.N.R. or Down for life.

# Jan 4, 2010 @ 2:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. METAL213 writes:

That's what I wanna hear. The Legacy is my favorite Testament album and Apocalyptic City has got to be my favorite song by them period. I love The New Order and Formation and of course Practice, Souls, and Gathering are awesome too but how many other times are they really gonna Apocalyptic City, Do or Die, or Burnt Offerings. Definitely gonna have attend the show now, despite the price. STAY METAL MY FRIENDS!
Now Playing: "Killing Season" by Testament

# Jan 4, 2010 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Necrovomit writes:

*will be an awesome night @ #2

# Jan 6, 2010 @ 1:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ibt222 writes:

That sucks all sorts of ass! Testament was the main reason I bought tickets(now that it's postponed) if it does ever happen thier gonna play my least favorite album! No greenhouse effect no souls of black no return to serinity no trial by fire no practice what you preach??? I'm p***ed!

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

Those guys get way too baked....:)

hey Chuck, to hell with megadeth and you guys playing only 40 minutes...fire mustaine's junkshow and get an opener (the Crown) then headline under Slayer and play all your greatest tunes...

OK...since thats probably pure fantasy...here's 8 songs

Electric Crown
Sins of Omission
Trial By Fire
Return to Serenity
DNR
Down for Life
Eyes of Wrath
The Legacy

Not necessarily in that (new) order... ;)

# Jan 10, 2010 @ 1:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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