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Testament Issues Update On Recording New Album

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Bassist Greg Christian of California thrash act Testament has checked in with the following brief update about the band recording a new album:

"Here's an update on the new record: Eric, Gene, Andy and I have been in the studio jammin' on the new songs since last week and today is the last day of preproduction. Gene starts recording the drum tracks tomorrow. It's coming to be, and it's heavy as shit."

Additional details on the new album, which is the follow-up to 2008's "The Formation Of Damnation," will be announced as they are made available.

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

EXCELLENT NEWS!!!!

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Necrovomit writes:

well thats better then gold cobra, ha!

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rex_84 writes:

Will Gene Hoglan be on the next album?

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. R10 writes:

Most anticipated album in '11 other than Machine Heads new one imo. Yea, the "atomic clock" Hoglan is filling in on drums,Bostaphs recovering from an injury or something. Cant wait till they get it done,and get it out there!

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BoltThrower writes:

Has it been 3 years already? I'm not sure I've fully appreciated the last album yet.

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. METAL213 writes:

Man 3 years has gone by fast haha. Can't f***in wait for this one!!!!!!!!!! \m/

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZMA writes:

Oh fvck yea man new Testament! The Formation Of Damnation kicked me in the face and dragged me through the mud in the rain. It was brutal. Can't wait for the new sh!t.

# Jun 25, 2011 @ 2:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Hammerheart writes:

At least we don't have to wait another 8 years or so for a new album, lol. That's always a plus.

# Jun 25, 2011 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianSD writes:

Machine head coming and now testament. Good stuff

# Jun 26, 2011 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Thank God we're not waiting another 9 years for this sh**. I remember waiting so many years for The Formation of Damnation to come out, and when it came out, it was an intense comeback. I hope the new album will be as intense as TFOD.

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# Jun 26, 2011 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

...and wait, Alex Skolnick is not playing guitar on the new album? I just read this article and Greg didn't mention Alex.

# Jun 26, 2011 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. hellrat writes:

Fvck man, am stoked the boys are laying down another round, but am seriously apprehensive about the 'injury' story about Paul...nothing against Hoglan, he's a brilliant skinsman, but I am a MAJOR Bostaph fan

Remember that the aggravation of an old elbow injury of his was used as a cover for him quitting Slayer? Sure, he needed to let it rest, but it wasn't the reason he left...he was just over being essentially a Bombardo puppet

I just hope this ain't a similar deal, and that he heals up and is soon back in the TESTAMENT fold to dominate the fvcking world from his mighty throne

Vinn, I would guess that Skolnick is off indulging one of his self absorbed 'side projects' somewhere at the moment, prima donnas like him don't like to get their fingernails dirty from the hard work of writing and recording the meat of a new record...he'll just float in when its time to slather the frosting on that cake ;)

# Jun 26, 2011 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. R10 writes:

Your right about Skolnick,HR. Think i read he's off touring with his jazz ensemble.He'll come in and lay down leads when its time. Shouldnt hurt the record,Erics always written the bulk of thier stuff. Big fan of Bostaphs style also,but i think Genes the best temp replacement. Imagine what thier tour rider would like with both Chuck @Gene in the band. Ive met Chuck,he's one big,beastly dude. Genes bigger i think. Formation still gets tons of plays on my system,if the new ones even half is good it'll be great!

# Jun 27, 2011 @ 5:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Snake_Boy writes:

To Vinny the Metalhead (post #11): of course Alex will be on the new record.

# Jun 28, 2011 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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