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Testament 2022

Chuck Billy | vocals
Eric Peterson | guitar
Alex Skolnick | guitars
Steve DiGiorgio | bass
Dave Lombardo | drums

The time has arrived for TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans OF Creation. Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical endeavor. Still filled with a massive and unstoppable energy since their last release, TESTAMENT has taken their style to the next level and present an album that is loyal to the roots of traditional thrash metal while still bringing alluring, brilliant, and progressive ingredients to the table. Bass is showcased, new vocals are introduced, and as expected, the guitarwork of Peterson and Skolnick is greatly complex and mesmerizing.   

Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new piece of artwork for the cover of this release. His classic, almost Renaissance style of painting melds beautifully with the ancient, psychological, and enlightened subject matter of the songs. Three monstrous titans stand in the place where the planets are formed. One pours molding liquid which the others hammer into human DNA, twisting and turning into the ring of a newborn planet. Each titan has the flame of a dying star burning in their chest; the origin of the atoms making up the bodies that are bubbling and boiling on the curves of the spiraling helix.  

Titans OF Creation has many moods and material contained within; all of which somehow tie into a common philosophy of creation and its necessary counterpart: destruction. “Children Of The Next Level” smashes through the gates as the opening track with a flood of sound that prepares the listener for an abundance of violent thrash. Meanwhile, the lyrics rage about the outrageous philosophies of the Heaven’s Gate cult (founded in 1974).  

Songs like “Dream Deceiver” carry more old school sound that will tickle the senses of any common TESTAMENT fan. The lyrics describe being trapped in a dream by an otherworldly female force who is slowly working to degrade the mind. Dreams are part of existence, but when we are asleep we are entirely vulnerable; one of the many mysteries of being human. “Someone’s haunting you and won’t leave you alone; the only time they pick at you is at night when they can control the way you sleep,” describes vocalist Chuck Billy. 

Night of the Witch” features frightening and captivating vocals from Eric Peterson. Carrying a vibe far more akin to Black Metal, Peterson swoops in with a power that melds perfectly with Billy’s ground shaking, guttural growls. Taking some influence from Robert Egger’s 2015 horror masterpiece “The VVitch: A New England Folktale,” the song carries with it a magical quality that directly reflects the mood of the film. At the very end of the track, a theremin howls through the air much like witches rising towards the moon; setting the final tone. “The album has a lot about it that’s fresh to the ear,” explains Peterson.

Written by guitarist Alex Skolnick, “Symptoms” is filled with detailed with intricate guitar work that well represents the complicated and spellbinding journey that comes along with handling depression, mood swings, and a countless list of mental health frustrations. The lyrics in this song discuss a sad truth: that mental illness is more common than we all think, and than many of us are willing to acknowledge. On a lighter note, a vibrant track entitled “The Healers” swings back and forth between waves of death and thrash, heavy and melodic, light and dark. The words are spiritual, and extremely personal. They describe Billy’s own experience dealing with all natural medicine men; the elders of the earth, and how they managed to help him pinpoint and heal his past illness. “City Of Angels” comes bearing an entirely new sound for TESTAMENT. The creeping sludgieness and slow, stalking tempo, walk hand in hand with the almost unbelievably gruesome tale of the Nightstalker Richard Ramierz, all combining to form another stand-out track on the record. 

In 2020 the days of writing an album all together in one room are far gone, but to be able to take advantage of technology allows for TESTAMENT to go about a very similar writing process to what they always have. Basic songs are molded, structures are added by everyone in the group, instrumentals are highlighted, and finally the lyrics and vocals are created to finalize the sonic story. Facetime and human on human contact still remain crucial elements to TESTAMENT’s song writing process and at some point throughout, every member physically interacts and writes with one another. In between writing this album, the band toured relentlessly which allowed for less stress, more time in between, and greater inspiration for this album cycle. There was also plenty of anxiety-free and level-headed time for pre-production and the initial recording process with Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios. Andy Sneap was then able to tweak, mix, and master this album to his usual perfection. 

TESTAMENT’s process of creation has evolved and progressed yet they’ve remained steadfast over the course of literal decades. While always managing to present the genuine aspects of thrash metal that solidify their existence, they spread into unique horizons through developing crisp and fascinating sounds.


Titans of Creation (2020)
Titans of Creation (2020)
Brotherhood of the Snake (2016)
Brotherhood of the Snake (2016)
Dark Roots of Earth  (2012)
Dark Roots of Earth (2012)
Live At Eindhoven 2009 (Re-release 2017)
Live At Eindhoven 2009 (Re-release 2017)
The Formation of Damnation (2008)
The Formation of Damnation (2008)
First Strike Still Deadly (2001)
First Strike Still Deadly (2001)
The Gathering (1999)
The Gathering (1999)
Demonic (1997)
Demonic (1997)
Low (1994)
Low (1994)
The Ritual (1992)
The Ritual (1992)
Souls of Black (1990)
Souls of Black (1990)
Practice What You Preach (1989)
Practice What You Preach (1989)
The New Order (1988)
The New Order (1988)
The Legacy (1987)
The Legacy (1987)


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12 hours ago

Who will we see at the SOLD OUT show in Denver at The Summit, tomorrow night? 📸: Andy Jimenez / How We Are ... See MoreSee Less

Who will we see at the SOLD OUT show in Denver at The Summit, tomorrow night? 📸: Andy Jimenez / How We Are

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So very excited for this show 🤘

Happy to see it's sold out! Wish I could have made it.

I saw em last night. Phenomenal

Got my tixs for Denver! 🤘🏻💀🤘🏻

Killed it in Minneapolis last night!!!!

Badass guitar

It was my plan, but AVs round 2 game 2 playoff game so now I'm catching the KC show in September...

Can't wait! 🤘😁

DENVER!!!!!!! Wish you could join Steve Adams!!!!

Y'all definitely gonna see me 🤘🤘🤘

Prepare yourselves, they completely destroyed the Twin Cities yesterday.


Bolton family gonna be there. Been waiting for this since before Covid. We’ve had tickets forever. Glad it’s finally happening. 🤘🤘🤘

Wish I was going

me 🤚🏻


I wish!


Do we have to wear hazmat suits since you’re so afraid to stand by your fans? Fucking losers

Ended up with 3 extra tickets and now the people I got them for look like they'll be dropping out. Have 2(possibly 3) tickets for sale if anyone's keen?

Fuck yeah! 🤟🤟

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1 day ago

The NHL playoffs are happening now! Snag some TESTAMENT x PUCK HCKY official gear; signed pucks are gonna sell-out quick! puckhcky.com/collections/testament ... See MoreSee Less

The NHL playoffs are happening now! Snag some TESTAMENT x PUCK HCKY official gear; signed pucks are gonna sell-out quick! https://puckhcky.com/collections/testament

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Let’s Goooo!!!!

Not seeing signed pucks in the store link, no signed puckks at the shows this weekend either Where are these signed pucks you speak of?

Doesn’t say the pucks are signed

Do they stay 15 feet away from the goal??

Hockey pucks are collectable!!!

Are the autographed pucks at the show only

That would go on my top shelf 🤘

That's fuckin awesome


Not signed!

Jimmy Fej

Kelly Hafer

Eric McLelland

Jason Juniewicz

I thought it was I grinder... Sad it isn't, I'd buy that!

Big No Here

I like, but don’t see.

Wow you clowns will literally sell anything these days. Scott Rosenfeld of Anthrax must have rubbed off on you.

got mine!

NinerGeorge Ramirez

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2 days ago

Be sure to check out your VIP session photos! There are still a few shows left on this leg of THE BAY STRIKES BACK tour with our friends in Exodus & Death Angel - grab tickets and VIP before they're gone! (Pictured: Joliet, IL Night #2) www.testamentlegions.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Imagine paying money to take pictures with some cutouts 20 feet away

I'm going to see Testament tonight but I'll damn if I'll pay extra to get a picture with those wax figures 🙃

The difference between USA and UK is that if Testament had pulled that VIP shit over here I guarantee that after the first uploaded batch of pathetic distanced photos one of the fans from any City in the country would've been mooning at them in time for that shutter.

Damn... cmon fella's either let em on the stage with ya's or jump down for a proper photo thats just embarrassing. Pretty un-cool, very un-metal. Even the band look like they feelin a bit stupid. Zero "fuck you" about any of it 🙁 wheres their spirit?

Where are the hot chicks. Just a bunch of old dudes my age

Skoly-D in da house BOYEEEEE!!!! youtu.be/RHDpcODU8R8

Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh!!!

Awesome show!!

Why are the limp-wristed Testament Commies soo far away? What are they afraid of? The common cold? They charge FANS $150 for that photo and then treat them like LEPERS? Wow. We see you Commie Clowns. Fans and now FORMER fans ALL OVER THE WORLD are LAUGHING at you! Testament Has Jumped The Shark! Sad! Look at Skoly-D smiling knowing he is getting all that money from those suckers. This is a JOKE! SHAME ON YOU TESTAMENT CLOWNS! 🤡

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Who will we see at the SOLD OUT show in Denver at The Summit, tomorrow night? 📸: Andy Jimenez / How We Are

The @NHL playoffs are happening now! Snag some TESTAMENT x @PUCKHCKY official gear; signed pucks are gonna sell-out quick! https://puckhcky.com/collections/testament

Head on over to our FB page so you can check out your VIP session photos! There are still a few shows left on this leg of THE BAY STRIKES BACK tour with our friends in @ExodusAttack and @deathangel - grab tickets and VIP before they're gone! (Pictured: Joliet, IL Night #2)

Tickets for our September 24th show at The Palladium Times Square NYC are officially on sale today! http://www.testamentlegions.com 🤘

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Tour dates

Testament Summer Fest Tour 2022



The Bay Strikes Back Tour 2022



Please Note: Tickets for the rescheduled TESTAMENT shows will be honored. 


Chuck Billy's World
European Store

Contact Information


Dominik Meyer / Cobra Agency GmbH (Europe)
Scott Sokol / Pinnacle Entertainment (USA)

Business Management:

Zeisler, Zeisler, Rawson & Johnson LLP

Band Management:

FM Music Management
Frank Mastalerz frank@fmchicago.com
Jeff Buttermark jeff@fmmusicmanagement.com

Promotion & Press inquires:

Yasemin Kaymaz yasemin@headofpr.com for Europe
Kristin Torres at Nuclear Blast USA Kristin@nuclearblastusa.com

Social Media:

Jackie Dusza duszajackie@gmail.com


 info@darkgrove.net (only website related matters)

Other inquires:

Ms. A webmaster@testamentlegions.com