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Chuck Billy | vocals
Eric Peterson | guitar
Alex Skolnick | guitars
Steve DiGiorgio | bass
Gene Hoglan | 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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1 week ago

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1 year ago today on April 3rd 2020, we unleashed TITANS of CREATION onto the masses! While surviving a tumultuous year in the wake of worldwide political turmoil, COVID-19, as well as our own band & crew actually contracting and defeating the virus, we continued to push through and launch our record in the midst of it all! We wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported TITANS OF CREATION, so please enjoy 19% off the album on the Nuclear Blast Webshop (Worldwide), as well as on iTunes!
www.nuclearblast.com/testament
nblast.de/TestamentTOCIT

We look forward to seeing everyone in the pit, as soon as possible!
Keep Thrashing!
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1 year ago today on April 3rd 2020, we unleashed TITANS of CREATION onto the masses! While surviving a tumultuous year in the wake of worldwide political turmoil, COVID-19, as well as our own band & crew actually contracting and defeating the virus, we continued to push through and launch our record in the midst of it all! We wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported TITANS OF CREATION, so please enjoy 19% off the album on the Nuclear Blast Webshop (Worldwide), as well as on iTunes! 
www.nuclearblast.com/testament 
https://nblast.de/TestamentTOCIT

We look forward to seeing everyone in the pit, as soon as possible! 
Keep Thrashing!

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Will the U.S tour that was supposed to happen last year be rescheduled at some point? I was supposed to see you guys in Boston last year.

Awesome album guys! Been a fan since the beginning 😎🤙 Chuck Billy has the most badass voice PERIOD! Best frontman ever 😁

Love you guys. Is it true that someone in the band came out supporting liberal politics?

Amazing show in Bristol last March, and meeting alex scholnick and some exodus members. Great album too .

Pretty much been on repeat. WWIII @ 2:16 Cant wait to hear that bass dive bomb live!

I have given it several listens but it is my least favorite Testament album.

Glad I got to see you guys in Bristol UK last March. Last gig I went to and it was awesome! 🤘🤘🤘

Titans of Creation is a killer album. Over the years, Testament has never disappointed and I look forward to what you guys do next. Thrash on!🤘🤘

My last concert in Paris With exodus and death angel and a great album

Hello I own a radio station called unholy cemetery temple and we are curious if we could play your metal on the air?? We are fully licensed we just ask permission 🤘🏻🤘🏻

My pos car had just broken down and I was forced to take the bus for a couple of months. This album was my companion the whole time. Cheers!

Testament...you guys kick ass. I have been listening since the 80's.

Love you guys. One of my favorite bands growing up and still today. Crushing it consistently!!!!!

The album is also outstanding and one of your best. I can’t wait to see you all live in support of the album.

My favourite testament album of all time, gene and stevie add their rhythmic skills to the low end. You crushed it on the bay area strikes back.

Great show in Glasgow last year! Also got covid!🤘🤘

Great songs on Titans...fuck COVID-19...glad you all kicked its ass...see ya on tour soon. Bay Strikes Back Tour in the States?

All 5 members are on top of their game on this record, just as always. I have probably listened to Titans Of Creation from start to finish about a thousand times over the past year

Best album of 2020 and still heavily in my rotation!

Titans of creation is a really great album bought it when it first came out and I love every song on it I like it just as well as dark roots of earth I think those are two of the strongest testament albums ever but all testament stuff is pretty damn good

Are you ever going to reschedule the show in Pensacola FL at vinyl Music Hall?

I preordered so early I still got it release day 💜 Such a killer record. I hope Symptoms is on the set when the tour can finally happen. 😍

Been listening to this since Day 1. Was part of the second crowd to see Children of the Next Level in good ol' Manchester. Looking forward to the next time!

Great album and that tour with Exodus and Death Angel was killer!

My last gig before lockdown in Manchester. When this album came out I had it on repeat throughout! Awesome album can’t wait till see you guys live again

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3 weeks ago

Testament

Not long ago our own Chuck Billy did some guest vocals for our friends in LAMB OF GOD! Check out the new quarantine sessions video for their track "ROUTES," out today!
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Chuck Billy is a legend. Lamb of God kicks major ass. No need to fact check as both statements are true.

Thank you so much!! You guys are the best! 🤘🎤🎸

I have tried to get into LOG so many times but just can't. I just don't get why people like them so much. I kind of think they're overrated.

When are we going to get rescheduled dates for you’re North American tour with black dahlia murder

Testament nie zawodzi to samo brzmienie z dodatkiem pazura.

Willie has the strangest picking grip

Chuck friggin' Billy!🤘

This is awesome.

Candy land champion

Chuck Billy and Randall Blythe screaming it out...AWESOME !!!

Legions Forever.

Chuck sounds great but that other dude is just awful

I just told my Alexa to play this . . . and immediately started running around and jumped off the balcony!!! 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

This is sick!

Big Chuck and I see the guitar scale that will give you 🤘

Love it, got that album.

Chuck Billy consegue melhorar qualquer coisa

I love u guys so much u are Da best rock band ever and I love brother hood of the snakes

Lamb Of God: quarentena version de Routes com Chuck Billy do Testament e vídeo ao vivo para Hyperthermic / Accelerate www.metalrevolution.net/br/2021/03/28/lamb-of-god-quarentena-version-de-routes-com-chuck-billy-do...

This is wicked

Good local Band!

Chuck Billy, greatest Thrash metal voice in the game.

Amazing album. Routes is a great tune

Chuck Billy 🤘

They copied my voice!!!

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1 month ago

Testament

Check out our cool collaboration with PUCK HCKY now!

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Check out our cool collaboration with PUCK HCKY now!

Here is the link to the collection:

https://puckhcky.com/collections/testament

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Looks pretty good. But when is the book ever coming out?

Nice 🤘

You blokes need to do something about the your SSL certificate on your merch store. Perhaps out of date?

No I won't.

Os melhores

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1 year ago today we unleashed TITANS of CREATION! It was a crazy year + our own band & crew actually contracting & defeating the virus! THANK YOU to all who supported the album! Enjoy 19% off TOC on @nuclearblast Webshop + @iTunes http://www.nuclearblast.com/testament
https://nblast.de/TestamentTOCIT

Not long ago our own Chuck Billy did some guest vocals for our friends in @lambofgod Check out the new quarantine sessions video for their track "ROUTES," out today! https://Lamb-of-God.lnk.to/RoutesQuarantineVideo

Check out our cool collaboration with @PUCKHCKY now!

Here is the link to the collection:
https://puckhcky.com/collections/testament

The caffeine has arrived! TESTAMENT Dark Roast of Earth Coffee collaboration with @RockDCoffee1 is now available!
Get yours HERE 👉 http://bit.ly/TestamentRockDCoffee

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Tour dates

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

Legal:

Elliot Cahn / Phillips, Erlewine, Given & Carlin LLP

 

Promotion & Press inquires 

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

Web

 info@darkgrove.net (only website related matters)

Other inquires

webmaster@testamentlegions.com