Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT have announced the title and release date of the band’s upcoming 12th album.
[photo by Stephanie Cabral]
»The Brotherhood Of The Snake« will be released on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
The record was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and is currently being mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH).
Commented Peterson in an interview with Metal Maniac: “It’s very diverse, but it’s very epic. There’s nothing on there that breeds commercial. And I think for thirty years of recording music and trying different formulas and stuff, I think we’ve found a formula that is very metal. I think for the metal fan that is looking for something for the nook and crannies… not just your normal, ‘Oh, it’s got a thrash beat and a riff.’ There’s a lot going on here.”
The songwriter also told Metal Forces in another interview: “It’s different. This one is more thrash. I mean, this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played. Usually, we have one or two thrash songs, and then we have some mid-tempo, and then we have a slow, heavy one, and then up-tempo kind of stuff. Half of the new record is thrash, which we’ve never done before.”
He continued: “It’s kind of like »Demonic« and »The Gathering«, but a little bit wiser, I think. Chuck’s not singing so death. I mean, he does some death stuff but he’s singing more like he did on the last record and then with the craziness of »The Gathering« or even heavy stuff like »Demonic«.”
TESTAMENT will support »The Brotherhood Of The Snake« on theirEuropean run with AMON AMARTH this fall. Dates to be announced soon.
The band will embark on their summer festival run next week including some chosen club shows beginning July 13 in Hungary.
13.07. H Dunaujvaros – Rockmarathon Fest
14.07. CZ Vizovice – Masters Of Rock
15.07. D Balingen – Bang Your Head!!! Festival
16.07. D Neukirchen-Vluyn – Dong Open Air
19.07. RU Moscow – Yotaspace
20.07. RU St. Petersburg – Aurora Concert Hall
22.07. D Herford – X (w/ RAGE)
23.07. D Jena – F-Haus
25.07. SLO Tolmin – Metaldays
28.07. I Rome – Eutropia Fest
29.07. I Cascina – The Jungle
30.07. I Milan – Circolo Magnolia
31.07. F Albi – Xtreme Fest
03.08. D Aschaffenburg – Colo Saal
04.08. NL Rijssen – Lucky & Co
05.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
19.08. D Hamburg – Elb-Riot
20.08. D Saarbrücken – Garage
21.08. F Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Fest
27.08. TR Istanbul – 100% Metal Fest Headbangers
Pre-order Testament’s forthcoming release, ‘Dark Roots of Thrash’ – See the links below for the various formats available:
Limited Edition Blu-Ray + 2 CD Steel Book – 19 tracks recorded live in NY 2012 + bonus backstage footage and ‘Native Blood’ promo video: http://smarturl.it/
Limited Edition DVD + 2 CD Steel Book: http://smarturl.it/
Testament: “Dark Roots of Thrash” DVD/CD Details Released!
Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans TESTAMENT’s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, NY this past February, will be made available on October 11th (Europe) and October 15th (North America) via Nuclear Blast! Dark Roots Of Thrash was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (VILE, EXODUS, SADUS, MACHINE HEAD). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you’re a part of the show!
Commented guitarist Eric Peterson: “Metal heads! In case you’ve missed us on our Dark Roots campaign tour here’s a day in the life and good representation of our show! Check it out, and put on your list of metal to get!”
Vocalist Chuck Billy added: “For all you die hard metal heads out there Dark Roots Of Thrash is a must have for your collection. This live DVD and CD is something you can put in you player and crank up for the feeling of a live TESTAMENT performance! You will get 18 songs from the early days of thrash metal to where we are today. Heavy metal forever!”
Darks Roots Of Thrash will be made available in a variety of different formats including the standard DVD+2CD and 2CD versions. A limited Bluray+2CD (Europe only), LP (Europe only), as well as Nuclear Blast mail-order only items (LP colored in gatefold, DVD+2CD DIGI + tourpass and limited BlueRay+2CD DIGI + tourpass) will also be for sale via http://shop.nuclearblast.com.
Dark Roots Of Earth 2CD track list:
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach
01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch
Pre-order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/TestamentDROT
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