After having performed with Amon Amarth on their European tour, Testament will now be taking the gloves off to deliver their own Headline tour stateside.
Following an announcement from their social media page earlier this morning Bloodstock have revealed their first wave of bands for 2017.
Secret Boulder passages, hidden bathrooms and of course the high society living. Wiping the sacred parchment whilst eating what could be seen as an entire farm, Homer, not the Greek literary genius but the balding yellow charmer is banished from The Stone Cutters forever. Thankfully our Duff drinking main man hasn’t anything happen to him but not all are so lucky. Tackling the idea of secret society’s within this world we know Testament invite you into the belly of the beast to join The Brotherhood Of The Snake.
No pressure. Two words that when applied cause the absolute opposite of their desired effect. Holing themselves away to write the follow up to 2012’s Dark Roots Of Earth, Testament began crafting their next chapter in the band’s history. Appearing sporadically for tour opportunities the band were somewhat biding their time. Knowing that their new record would be entitled The Brotherhood Of The Snake there was some form of narrative the band could follow. Speaking with the booming and entirely delightful, Chuck Billy we found out that, to quote the band there was more than meets the eye with their new release. Scheduling in studio time without being entirely prepared, something the band had never done before, their backs were firmly up against the wall. Nevertheless like the proverbial snake, when cornered the animal can become fierce, enraged and most importantly incredibly dangerous. With that in mind we’re let into the world of Testament and how with their strongest line up in years they came to write one of their most vicious records yet. No pressure.
Following on from their ripping first single “Brotherhood Of The Snake“, Testament break the silence again today with a new track titled “Stronghold“.
The Bay Area Thrashers have unveiled their second trailer detailing the recording process of the album.
After hearing the title track off their brand new album Testament bring you behind the scenes to find out more behind the process in creating their brand new album.
The day has finally come and we can hear brand new Testament material in the form of their title track “Brotherhood Of The Snake“.
The band have been long teasing this album, and finally were are starting to see some evidence of it’s solid existence!
And even the monsters of Behemoth will be joining for a few dates if you are lucky enough to be in some of these cities…
Pillars of our civilisation, ranging from the prehistoric times to the modern day symbolism has been ever present. Highlighting different ideologies uniting people in both good causes or sadly truly horrific principles Having released their last album in 2012 the devastating Dark Roots of Earth, Testament are set to return this year. Cementing bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio on bass in the band’s new line up the band have entered the studio to record their follow up The Brotherhood of The Snake. Just days before entering the studio to record their new album we spoke to vocalist Chuck Billy. Walking us through the album’s fascinating concept centred around religion and symbolism, the band’s plans for Europe with a little known Viking band later this year and Billy’s opinion on the current state of Thrash. Welcome to The Brotherhood of The Snake oh and bowling! The Dude most certainly abides.
Whilst waiting for their forthcoming album fans will get a chance to get up close and personal with Testament as the band announce a short UK run, with a little surprise for London fans.