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Testament “Dark Roots of Earth” is iTunes’ U.S. Metal Album Of The Year 2012!

Awesome news – Testament “Dark Roots of Earth” is iTunes’ U.S. Metal Album Of The Year 2012!

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Testament Announce Shows in Japan with Death Angel & Destruction

TESTAMENT Announce Shows in Japan with DEATH ANGEL & DESTRUCTION!

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Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have scheduled two exclusive shows in Japan alongside thrash titans DESTRUCTION and DEATH ANGEL. The event will take place on March 9th and 10th of 2013 at Club Citta in Kawasak-Shi, Japan. Fans can pre-reserve tickets starting December 8th at the following link http://clubcitta.co.jp/ticket.Tickets go on sale everywhere on Saturday December 22. For further information visit http://clubcitta.co.jp/.

THRASH DOMINATION 2013 ANASTASIS
TESTAMENT, DESTRUCTION, DEATH ANGEL

3/9 Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan
3/10 Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan

***Note: VIP Packages NOT available for Japan***

Thrash Domination 2013

TESTAMENT are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since their phenomenal chart success with their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world renowned OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, as well as Australian thrashers 4ARM.

VIP packages are now available for each show but will be on a limited basis per gig. Act now before they’re all gone!

VIP ticket packages will include the following:
*Meet and Greet with members of TESTAMENT.
* Photos with  members of TESTAMENT.
* Special VIP collector pass.
* 8×10 photo of TESTAMENT.
* 1 Merchandise item.
* Discount Coupon for online shopping.
* VIP purchasers will receive a raffle ticket. Two lucky raffle winners per show will get to watch a portion of TESTAMENT‘ s set side stage with the opportunity to sing background vocals on “Into The Pit!”
* All VIP purchasers will be in an end of the tour drawing for a signature Eric Peterson Dean guitar signed by TESTAMENT.

TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, 4ARM

1/30 The Filmore – San Francisco, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
1/31 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
2/1 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ* (BUY TICKETS)
2/2 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
2/5 Emo’s – Austin, TX (BUY TICKETS)
2/6 House of Blues – Houston, TX (BUY TICKETS)
2/7 House of Blues – Dallas, TX (BUY TICKETS)
2/9 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA (BUY TICKETS)
2/10 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC (BUY TICKETS)
2/12 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD (BUY TICKETS)
2/13 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA (BUY TICKETS)
2/14 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY (BUY TICKETS)
2/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY (BUY TICKETS)
2/16 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (BUY TICKETS)
2/17 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY (BUY TICKETS)
2/18 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON (BUY TICKETS)
2/20 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH (BUY TICKETS)
2/21 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI (BUY TICKETS)
2/22 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI (BUY TICKETS)
2/23 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN (BUY TICKETS)
2/25 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO (BUY TICKETS)
2/26 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT (BUY TICKETS)
2/27 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV (BUY TICKETS)
2/28 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA (BUY TICKETS)

* – Denotes FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will not be playing

Dark Roots of Earth 2013

TESTAMENT recently took home the award for “best music video” at the American Indian Film Festival for their clip for the track “Native Blood!” The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, CA. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).

The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments from Native media makers and talent. The Festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment. For more information visit http://aifisf.com.

TESTAMENT scanned 20,720 copies of their new album Dark Roots of Earth in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales since the inception of SoundScan. This also marks the highest first week sales for a Nuclear Blast artist yet.

Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident Studios. Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others, provided the cover artwork.

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TESTAMENT is:

Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass
Gene Hoglan – Drums

For more info visit:

http://www.testamentlegions.com | http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions |
http://www.youtube.com/testamentofficial | http://www.twitter.com/testamentlegion |
http://www.twitter.com/testamentband | http://web.stagram.com/n/alexskolnick/ |
http://www.myspace.com/testamentlegions

Testament Announce U.S. Headlining Tour!

TESTAMENT Announce U.S. Headlining Tour!

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Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since their phenomenal chart success with their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world renowned OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, as well as Australian thrashers 4ARM.

“It’s a thrill to announce our upcoming dates with OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM,” commented guitarist Alex Skolnick. “It’s a tour that brings together three different metal bands from three different regions: West Coast, East Coast and Southwest. All three bands sound very different from one another yet are highly compatible. All have been around the block (and the world) a few times and all have managed to keep a sound that feels current. This tour will be a ‘must see’ for fans who remember the early days of thrash/speed metal as well as those whose age is younger than the genre itself.”

VIP packages are now available for each show but will be on a limited basis per gig. Act now before they’re all gone!

VIP ticket packages will include the following:
*Meet and Greet with members of TESTAMENT.
* Photos with members of TESTAMENT.
* Special VIP collector pass.
* 8×10 photo of TESTAMENT.
* 1 Merchandise item.
* Discount Coupon for online shopping.
* VIP purchasers will receive a raffle ticket. Two lucky raffle winners per show will get to watch a portion of TESTAMENT‘ s set side stage with the opportunity to sing background vocals on “Into The Pit!”
* All VIP purchasers will be in an end of the tour drawing for a signature Eric Peterson Dean guitar signed by TESTAMENT.

TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, 4ARM
1/30 The Filmore – San Francisco, CA*
1/31 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*
2/1 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ*
2/2 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA*
2/5 Emo’s – Austin, TX
2/6 House of Blues – Houston, TX
2/7 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/9 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/10 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
2/12 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
2/13 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
2/14 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
2/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
2/16 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/17 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
2/18 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
2/20 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
2/21 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
2/22 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
2/23 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
2/25 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/26 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
2/27 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV*
2/28 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA*

* – Denotes FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will not be playing

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TESTAMENT recently took home the award for “best music video” at the American Indian Film Festival for their clip for the track “Native Blood!” The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, CA. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).

The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments from Native media makers and talent. The Festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment. For more information visit http://aifisf.com.

TESTAMENT scanned 20,720 copies of their new album Dark Roots of Earth in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales since the inception of SoundScan. This also marks the highest first week sales for a Nuclear Blast artist yet.

Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident Studios. Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others, provided the cover artwork.

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TESTAMENT is:

Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass
Gene Hoglan – Drums

For more info visit:

http://www.testamentlegions.com | http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions |
http://www.youtube.com/testamentofficial | http://www.twitter.com/testamentlegion |
http://www.twitter.com/testamentband | http://web.stagram.com/n/alexskolnick/ |
http://www.myspace.com/testamentlegions

Testament: More European Tour Dates Announced!

Testament: More European Tour Dates Announced!

Bay area thrash legend’s TESTAMENT have announced several European tour dates planned for this November/December. The appearances include re-booked shows that had to be rescheduled due to drummer Gene Hoglan’s commitments with his other band DETHKLOK. “The LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK U.S. tour had to be canceled and DETHKLOK re-booked some shows. This has caused some conflicts with a few previously scheduled TESTAMENT dates since Gene couldn’t participate in them,” said the band. “Mark Hernandez (ex-FORBIDDEN) will be helping us out but he wasn’t available until November the 25th. So various shows will be staying the same but others may be moved to 2013.”

All refunds for cancelled shows are available at point of purchase. Confirmed appearances as of now are as follows:

Testament Dates
November/December

11/27 Garage – Glasgow, Scotland
11/28 Wulfrun Hall – Wolverhampton, UK
11/29 Ritz – Manchester, UK
11/30 Koko – London, UK

12/01 Hard Rock Hell Festival – Prestatyn, Wales
12/03 Dynamo – Eindhoven, Netherlands (original tickets purchased remain valid)
12/05 KKZ – Moscow, Russia
12/06 Za Ozhidaniya – St.  Petersburg, Russia

Stay tuned for more European performances in 2013 to be announced soon.

The Native American Film Institute will be holding the 37th annual American Indian Film Festival this November 2 – 10 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA. The event will include a screening of TESTAMENT’s “Native Blood” music video. Attendees can catch the showing on Friday, November 9, 2012  at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased here for the event.

The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments, and will recognize Native media makers and talent via its American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show. The Festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment. For more information visit http://aifisf.com.

“Native Blood”, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, CA. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).

TESTAMENT recently wrapped up a co-headlining North American tour with fellow American thrash metal greats, ANTHRAX, and label mates DEATH ANGEL.TESTAMENT scanned 20,720 copies of their new album Dark Roots of Earth in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales since the inception of SoundScan. This also marks the highest first week sales for a Nuclear Blast artist yet.

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