Testament, the Thrash Metal band that brought you The Formation Of Damnation in 2008, is back with a whole new stash of Thrash this summer, and a tour to back it up.
If you remember The Legacy (1987), The Formation of Damnation (2008) or anything in between, you will surely enjoy Dark Roots Of Earth, the 29-year old band’s newest catalogue addition, out July 27th in Europe and July 31st in North America, on Nuclear Blast Records. “True American Hate” is the first track to surface from this highly-anticipated new album, and you can listen to it straight from the Dark Roots Of Earth landing page (it’s track four!). And keep checking in, because the more Likes the page gets, the more tracks you’ll be able to discover.
Also keep an eye out for the video for “Native Blood,” which was just recently filmed and wrapped up, at the hands of director Mike Sloat (Machine Head, American Head Charge). The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, California. And just for you, here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot.
Want to enjoy Testament live? Take a look… here are their confirmed tour dates:
9/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
9/15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
9/16 – Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center (Kennewick)
9/17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/20 – Vancouver, BC – Canada @ Vogue Theater
9/21 – Calgary, AB – Canada @ MacEwan Hall
9/22 – Edmonton, AB – Canada @ Edmonton Event Centre
9/24 – Saskatoon, SK – Canada @ Odeon Event Center
9/25 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada @ Burton Cummings Theatre
9/29 – Toronto, ON – Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
9/30 – Quebec City, QC – Canada @ Capitole du Quebec
10/02 – Montreal, QC – Canada @ Metropolis
10/03 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
10/05 – Montclair, NJ@ Wellmont Theatre