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Testament Reveals New Album "Dark Roots Of Earth" Details

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Bay Area thrash titans Testament have revealed the cover art and details for their upcoming "Dark Roots of Earth" release. The artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor and "Dark Roots of Earth" was produced, mixed and mastered once again by Andy Sneap. Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga at his Trident Studios.

The follow-up to the 2008 release "The Formation of Damnation" (reviewed here) will be released on July 27th, 2012 (Europe) and July 31st, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

Dark Roots of Earth CD/DVD Track Listing:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence
Bonus:
10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD

Dark Roots of Earth Vinyl Track Listing:

Side A:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth

Side B:
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace

Side C:
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

SIDE D (Bonus):
10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

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1. coldiem writes:

I thought it was delayed to 2013? LOL!

It's nice to see Andy Sneap on board again. I always love his work.

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2. R10 writes:

Cool cover art,my most looked forward to release in '12. These dudes rank pretty high on my all-time favorites list.

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3. ZMA writes:

I love the art. Please let this album rock!

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4. Overlord writes:

So pumped for this album, and that cover looks amazing.

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5. metalmarquis writes:

Now that is a metal album cover. Bring it on, Eric, Chuck, Greg, Alex and Gene!!!

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