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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.

Discography

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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This tour has been INSANE! 🤘 Join us for the last handful of shows in Europe before we head back to the states for another run of THE BAY STRIKES BACK this fall! www.testamentlegions.com for dates, tickets, and VIP 🎶 ... See MoreSee Less

This tour has been INSANE! 🤘 Join us for the last handful of shows in Europe before we head back to the states for another run of THE BAY STRIKES BACK this fall! www.testamentlegions.com for dates, tickets, and VIP 🎶

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Thanks guys,Really enjoyed last night a Bloodstock# loved the early stuff from the Legacy record. Took me back to my younger days 🇺🇸🙏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

We sooo missed you this summer here in HUNGARY... 🙁 Next year, maybe with a new album visit Europe again and don't you dare skip BUUUUDAAAPEEEST! 😀 Good health, take care and best wishes for all of you Guys! (Included the tour crew.)

Awesome set in Bordeaux, happy to headbang and destroying the moshpit with these legends in front of you, with Exodus! Thrash 4 LIFE 🤘💀🤘!!

Come tour the UK again soon

CU next weekend in Eindhoven....like old times...🤘😈

Sylak 🤘🏻👍🏼👏🏻

Uiaaa

Bordeaux last Tuesday was just fucking great! Seing you guys in such a small venue was just awesome! The older I get the more I love to be so close to the band, it feels like you're watching a laid back jamming session. Thank you so much for still touring small places like that. We love you guys!!

Im hoping a good meet and greet

Cant wzit to see you guys back here in Nyc

🤟🏽😎❤️‍🔥

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Tomorrow we se us

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next week at SB 🤘😈🤘 (again 😉 )

Eindhoven last show in European tour! See you brothers next week 🤘🤘🤘

Tonight🇧🇪

SOUTH AMERICA TOUR???? 🇪🇨🇪🇨🤘🇪🇨🤘🇪🇨🤘🇪🇨🤘🇪🇨🤘🇪🇨

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TESTAMENT tour dates, tickets & VIP upgrades at www.testamentlegions.com
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I saw you at Rock Fest Barcelona and Metaldays. Testament forever!!!

After not being able to tour Australia, is there any plan to come here? Metallica cancelled tour of Australia , have since toured US, Europe, Asia and not once batted an eye lid at coming back here. Is it going to be a similar story ?

Saw u in Barcelona razmatazz last Saturday awesome , what a blast 💥, te quiero testament forever

See you guys tomorrow at Alcatraz 🇧🇪! 🍻🤘

Both of you, Testament and Kreator have made my life better. Thank you.

Hope u guys come to DALLAS TEXAS !

Come to Toronto!!!!!

Alex, BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL, U.K, 12/08/22.

The Best... LEYENDAS DEL ROCK 2023

Next week at Dynamo Metalfest Eindhoven 🤘🏻😎🤘🏻

tolles foto

Can't wait until the asheville nc show!

The Chief... Awesome!😎🤘🏼👊🏼

nice shirt

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Chuck, BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL, U.K, 12/08/22.

TESTAMENT

M R. C H U C K B I L L Y!

Love the story about how this dude rid himself of his cancer!!!!

Sylak was great thx to all 🤘🏻🙏🏻👍🏼

Pls come and play in Japan!!

hi Cheif Basil

Dong Open Air

Come to Chile 🇨🇱🤘🍻

Photo is Pol'and'rock festival 2019 ♥️

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#ThrowbackThursday to Eric Peterson jamming out during "The New Order" rehearsals 1988 🤘

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#ThrowbackThursday to Eric Peterson jamming out during The New Order rehearsals 1988 🤘 

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Wow, Team Brockum on the sleeve, reminds me of what an awesome merchandise company they were. Always the best quality.

Very highly underrated guitar player. To keep up with Alex is no easy task. Eric deserves more credit

One of the great thrash metal albums

That is my favorite testament album. Never gets old.

Awesome album , every track 🤘🏻

I got my vest signed around that time in the projection room at the mountain view theater. He signed it F.A.S.D. maybe one of these days I'll get his signature and an explanation of what it stands for.

I bought the Trial By Fire EP in a record store when I lived out in Frisco in 87', right after I saw them for the first time at the Stone, and man were they mind blowing! Rock on guys! 🤘🎸❤

Thanks again for skipping Northwest Florida as you travel on an off day between gigs and on a Saturday. Somebody absolutely sucks at their job.

One of the riff gods!

Love all Testament albums but the New Order is my absolute favorite!!

Absolute legend. One of the finest thrashers on the planet! 👍🤘👊

Do a reprint of that sweater!!🙏🙏🙏

Just a boy back then, with skills!!!!!!

He already had a sweater with new order album cover at the time of reharsal?

Ma favorite albums so far

I'm always waiting for he signs

That Mirage tho! 🫠

Sacramento rehearsals 💯🤘❤️‍🔥🤘

Does Eric still have that ESP? 🎸🤘🏻

ESP!

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To : Yolanda Charlez

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I could imagine Testament without Skolnick , but never without Peterson . Thrash metal god 🤘🤘🤘

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This tour has been INSANE! 🤘 Join us for the last handful of shows in Europe before we head back to the states for another run of THE BAY STRIKES BACK this fall! http://www.testamentlegions.com for dates, tickets, and VIP 🎶

#ThrowbackThursday to Eric Peterson jamming out during "The New Order" rehearsals 1988 🤘

Tour dates, tickets & VIP upgrade at: http://www.testamentlegions.com

What's your favorite Skolnick solo? 🤘
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Just a little #throwback to rehearsals in 1989! Where did the time go... We're still in Europe for a couple more weeks! Check out dates, tickets, and VIP upgrades at http://www.testamentlegions.com

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Tour dates

Testament Summer Fest Tour 2022

SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR 2022

TESTAMENT // EXODUS // HEATHEN

The Bay Strikes Back Tour 2nd Leg

THE BAY STRIKES BACK TOUR 2ND LEG

TESTAMENT // EXODUS // DEATH ANGEL

Merchandise

Chuck Billy's World
European Store

Contact Information

Bookings:

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

Web:

 info@darkgrove.net (only website related matters)

Other inquires:

Ms. A webmaster@testamentlegions.com