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Biography

Chuck Billy | vocals
Eric Peterson | guitar
Alex Skolnick | guitars
Steve DiGiorgio | bass
Chris Dovas | 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.

2023
Introducing… Drummer Chris Dovas:

 
“I’m very honored and excited to be a part of the Testament journey! I will give it my all, and play every show as if it were my last.”
 
Side solo Project: DOVAS
Previous full time bands: Seven Spires, Unflesh

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 day ago
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More from our show at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races February 16th, 2023, performing THE LEGACY and THE NEW ORDER in their entirety 🔥

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You didn’t play a musical death. How come?

It was a great show! Do you think you’ll ever come back?

I'm still reliving the memories of this show . My best night of 2024 so far 🖤

I was there! Great show!

Great show!!!!

Great pictures 🤘

Please come back to Charles Town

come back and perform this in Chicago

Wish I'd been there for that. I'm sure it was quite a show.

All the best cheers!

The healers

Great pics!! Todd Lackovitch 🤘🏻😎

I want Steve's shirt

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2023?

Hope it went well. Off topic a bit, I remember hearing that Johnny Z lost the masters to The Legacy album (like he almost did with Kill 'Em All until he found that in a closet). If you ever have the opportunity to bring it back sounding new... check out what this fan did to/for it! www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbBsrku7CtglJKvJ2wAVxrhZq06hXfUCe

Very kool!!

🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

Play the Hard Rock Live Sacramento!!!

Testament at a casino??? I'd be in big $ trouble.

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3 days ago
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@hollywoodctown February 16th, 2023 🤘

Thanks for the cool pics 📸 @tlackovitch

To all of our thrashers who attended: ICYMI, the VIP session photos are all up in a dedicated album over on our Facebook page! Check them out / save yours when you can 👁️

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I remember seeing Chuck and the boys when they were testament at a house party in Dublin California. Chuck had just bought a new PA system and they were testing it out. It was so loud the windows on the house were shaking! Lol good times !

Awesome Show!

Nice pics, cant wait to see you live in sweden, hopefully soon! Take care, we all need it nowadays🥰

Just killer live they are so tight

COME BACK TO MEXICO 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽 WE MISS YOU 🇲🇽🤘🏻🇲🇽🤘🏻🇲🇽🤘🏻

Hell Yeah you rocked West Virginia 🤘🔥

Awesome pictures

2024 guys

That show was a blast from the VIP till the last note. These dudes are ageless.

Excellent night

🔥🤘😆🤘🔥

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Awesome! 🤘

Now Facebook is not allowing to post Testament's Electric Crown and Practice What You Preach music videos.

Killer pic’s!

I think Eric should retire that Cadillac to me after the tour…

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5 days ago
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What treasures lie in your TESTAMENT collection? 🤘

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cartoons 🤪

The album that started my love of Testament since 1987. Still got the original LP & cassette. 🤘💀🤘

Old photo - should really take an up to date one 🤘😆🤘

This is my treasure. To be fair I did buy it in 1988 and it was my first metal tape and I still have it. This was always in my walkman in school, home and wherever I went. I was hoping one day I would share this memory. Thank you

I have most of your collection I think I’m just missing new order

I still own your first 6 albums on cassette. Got the CD versions as soon as I aqquired a cd player, but I still own the tapes. 😊

Somewhere I’ve a bunch of stuff from Greg Christiansons storage locker. Some guy bought his locker in an auction maybe 20-30 years ago and I bought a bunch of paper stuff, flyers, etc at the Oakland swap meet. Sent a message to the band and they said he didn’t want any of it.

I have the live at Eidenhoven ep that I bought shortly after it’s release, the ep was released by Megaforce Records back in 1987 Also have Legacy’s demo on cassette, got that through the tape trading scene back in 86

Back in the day I had an awesome "Greenhouse Effect" tee and my religious mom tossed it like she did all of my best ones if she saw em in the laundry 😕 had a Suicidal Tendencies tee from before they were signed, old DEATH and POSSESSED tees, etc satanic panic of the 80s was very real among the xtian parents 😆

Have the dvd signed by the band Met em in Sydney great days ♠️

I would love to have Return to Apocalyptic City On vinyl. I wonder why there wasn't a repress? I have it on cd, but never seen it on vinyl

I have VHS copy of Seen between the lines.

I've got The Legacy, The New Order, Practice What You Preach, Souls Of Black, The Ritual, Formation Of Damnation, Brotherhood Of The Snake and Titans Of Creation all on CD.

I bought the boxset of the first 5 albums.

Original LEGACY Demo

My autographed Gathering cd signed by Chuck, Eric, James, Steve and Dave Lombardo.

A first pressing of The Legacy!

I have both cd and LP of Dark roots and Formation which is one of my all time favorite thrash albums. Both are awesome music for a long drive or road trip

Dark roots of earth is in my CDs collection.That jewell come from Italy.

New order

Nice. I've been trying to get my hands on RETURN TO APOCALYPTIC CITY vinyl. I'm hoping it gets reissued with their other Atlantic releases

The legacy and practice what you preach both 1st press originals on vinyl

I have that EP! How come you guys never play Reign of Terror live? That song rips!

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What treasures lie in your TESTAMENT collection? 🤘

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We had such limited merch for the casino shows that we ran out in CT!

Grab some of the VERY LIMITED items we have left! Don't miss your chance to commemorate these epic evenings; only a handful of each and they're gonna go fast! 🤘

https://testamentlegions.store/

Thank you to every single one of you metalheads that showed up to our VIP meet ‘n greet on Friday night at @hollywoodctown 🤘

Keep your eyes peeled, we’ll be posting the rest of the photos tomorrow!

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Tour dates

Testament at Milwaukee Metal Fest 2024

UPCOMING TOUR DATES 2023

Merchandise

Chuck Billy's World
European Store
Testament Legacy Merch by King's Road

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
J.B 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