Testament

Acrassicauda Make North American Debut
For any other band, playing a show in the cramped basement of Brooklyn metal dive bar The Charleston would be just another night. For Acrassicauda, it was nothing less than revolutionary. The band's first show in two years was also their North American debut, and the circumstances that brought …
Testament Discuss American Carnage Tour Cancellation

Thrash veterans Testament, who were scheduled to open for Megadeth and Slayer on the American Carnage Tour starting Jan. 18, have spoken out about the cancellation of the shows and the health of Slayer frontman Tom Araya. Yesterday it was announced that Araya will undergo back surgery at the end of …
Testament Determined to Stay the Course for New Album
For nearly every record of their 23-year career, San Francisco thrash band Testament have tried to create songs that were both a departure and a natural progression from their last batch. Sometimes they were more melodic (1989's 'Practice What You Preach'), occasionally they were way …
Testament Plan to Write New Album on American Carnage Tour
Considering that they had played nearly 200 shows to support 2008's 'The Formation of Damnation,' Bay Area thrash veterans Testament were looking forward to getting off the road and back in the studio to record their next disc. In early November, vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarist Eric Peterson, bassis…
Testament Frontman Recalls Best Moments of 2009
For many musicians, 2009 wasn't a banner year. The economy took a nosedive, which affected ticket and merch sales. Plus fans continued to embrace file sharing with impunity, dramatically impacting the number of albums that were Soundscanned each week...
Have a Merry Metal Christmas
On Christmas Eve, with all the stores and restaurants closed (except Chinese restaurants, of course) and all the TV channels broadcasting lame holiday specials, what could be more heartwarming than metal? Gorgoroth and Cephalic Carnage are fine, but over the next two days we recommend you check out …

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