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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.

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


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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12 hours ago

Tickets are on sale now for our Connecticut shows in February 2024 🤘

We've got a lot a lot planned for the upcoming new year! Keep your eyes on TESTAMENT socials for updates 🔥

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Tickets are on sale now for our Connecticut shows in February 2024 🤘

Weve got a lot a lot planned for the upcoming new year! Keep your eyes on TESTAMENT socials for updates 🔥

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Can anyone confirm the support bands for the show in Bangkok this Tuesday?

I got my ticket for Virginia

Charlotte NC?


Come back to Buffalo!


I got mine see you there!!!

Expensive and odd choice of venue.

Come to Europe or UK 🩷



Brandon McAllister


Any hope of you guys coming to The Machine Shop in Flint?

Please come to Houston!!

Never get sick of seeing you guys!!!!! You kill it live. 🤘🤘🤘

Please come to MICHIGAN🤘❤🤘

I’ve got extra three ticket for sale if anyone still looking to get

Jason Robinson

Cincinnati please

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1 day ago

REPOST from Eric Peterson: We’re here! 🇯🇵 So good to be back! We are so excited to play two nights in Tokyo! Two special sets for Japan; so excited for this… here’s a shot of Chris Dovas and I enjoying a #kirin #draftbeer. Reminds me of the first time I had Heineken in Holland, so creamy - I don’t know if that sounds right for beer but you have to try it, amazing! Anyway next up: Ramen 🍜 ... See MoreSee Less

REPOST from Eric Peterson: We’re here! 🇯🇵 So good to be back! We are so excited to play two nights in Tokyo! Two special sets for Japan; so excited for this… here’s a shot of Chris Dovas and I enjoying a #kirin #draftbeer. Reminds me of the first time I had Heineken in Holland, so creamy - I don’t know if that sounds right for beer but you have to try it, amazing! Anyway next up: Ramen 🍜

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Damn Eric, how is it you never age?

Thank you for awesome set in the Philippines 🇵🇭🤘

It was a great show in manila guys 💗🤘🤘..


Cheers Eric and Chris 🤘🤘🤘🎸

We had a blast in Japan in 98 bro Niku Dongo 🤘🤘

Buen provecho,disfruten y exitos en los shows! Deberian probar cerveza con sake!.

So close yet no Australian tour

Cheers 🍻

Show them how it's done you guys rock

See you tonight!

Un abrazo desde Uruguay

Enjoy guys.. best regards from Austria.. sayonara

Great show last night in Manila 🤘

Looking forward to seeing you guys tonight!

Gotta have some Sashimi in Tokyo

Damn, how am I not hearing about this until now?

Cheers 🍻 Australia 🇦🇺?

I recommend a Sapporo. A most excellent pint.

In my opinion the best quality metal band ever.

Thanks alot Riff Master Genius composer and backbone of the Band Dragon Lord Eric Peterson, thanks god i finally met you 🤘

Thanks for the Music, we had a blast yesterday at Skydome, you guys are so awesome and humble, thanks for signing my Pratice What You Preach CD 🤘

بالهنا والشفا يا رجالة 🤘

Cheers brother!! Killer set at HOB!

Let me know when you guys are coming back to the East Coast

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3 days ago

Your rights are gone // The system's banned // They think you are a liar // A trial by fire! 🔥

📸 Tadej Pišek
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Your rights are gone // The systems banned // They think you are a liar // A trial by fire! 🔥

📸 Tadej Pišek

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One of the best guitar duos ever!

Aahhh yessssss, the song that Hooked me 🖤🤘🏼🖤🤘🏼

Where in Houston did Testament film one of their first video's . I forgot the name .🤔 .Was born there so I should remember. Lol.!






Best song ever!!

My youth🤘🤘😆

Wow! That shot is incredible!!! 😀

Killer picture!!


How do you get artist pre-sale code for your Foxwoods show?

TRIAL BY FIRE 🔥. bad ass song. . I love this jam. Cool video too. Love that guitar intro by Alex SKOLNICK and Eric Peterson. Guitar gods. 🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸



Hey! This is what the people say ... a new way! A trail by fire!

Great track.. 🤘🏻


Fkn speak it!

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Here's a cool throwback; Chuck at SOUNDWAVE 2014 in Adelaide at Bonython Park. Adelaide Gaol was the adjacent “backstage area” and was once an Australian prison located in Thebarton, South Australia. Bands used the old prison cells as backstage rooms 🤘

📸: Tommy Jones

It's #FanFriday again, and we're stoked to share helterskelter. ca's sick THE NEW ORDER collection!

Tag us in your TESTAMENT collection pics so we can share 🤘

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Dominik Meyer / Cobra Agency GmbH (Europe)
Scott Sokol / Pinnacle Entertainment (USA)

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Zeisler, Zeisler, Rawson & Johnson LLP

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