News•January 13, 2014 3:22 PM ET•3,619 views
Testament parts ways w/ bassist; ex-member rejoins
Long-time Bay Area thrashers Testament have announced the departure of bassist Greg Christian. Former bassist Steve DiGiorgio (ex-Death, ex-Iced Earth, etc.) has subsequently rejoined the band. Here's the official word:
"It is with much respect that we announce our mutual parting with bassist Greg Christian. Metal fretless bass pioneer Steve Di Giorgio will be returning to Testament. Steve previously was a member of Testament on The Gathering (1999) as well as First Strike Still Deadly (2001). He will be joining Testament on their upcoming shows in Australia on the Soundwave Festival, Japan and Mexico City. Steve will also be taking part in the new Testament album. We are looking forward to continuing the momentum you, the fans, have made possible."