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Testament announces new album

Friday, July 08, 2016 12:41 PM PT

Official press release:

Legendary Bay Area thrash metal giants Testament have announced the title and release date of the band's upcoming 12th album.

The Brotherhood Of The Snake will be released on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

The record was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Machine Head), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and is currently being mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Kreator, Megadeth).

Commented Peterson in an interview with Metal Maniac: "It's very diverse, but it's very epic. There's nothing on there that breeds commercial. And I think for thirty years of recording music and trying different formulas and stuff, I think we've found a formula that is very metal. I think for the metal fan that is looking for something for the nook and crannies… not just your normal, 'Oh, it's got a thrash beat and a riff.' There's a lot going on here."

The songwriter also told Metal Forces in another interview: "It's different. This one is more thrash. I mean, this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played. Usually, we have one or two thrash songs, and then we have some mid-tempo, and then we have a slow, heavy one, and then up-tempo kind of stuff. Half of the new record is thrash, which we've never done before."

He continued: "It's kind of like Demonic and The Gathering, but a little bit wiser, I think. Chuck's not singing so death. I mean, he does some death stuff but he's singing more like he did on the last record and then with the craziness of The Gathering or even heavy stuff like Demonic."


7/8/2016 12:52:21 PM
I'd hate to wake up being in a band with a future as dim as this.

7/8/2016 1:31:14 PM
their last two albums may be their best, can't wait

7/8/2016 1:40:08 PM
^Your dads boyfriend (his dad) can't wait for tonight, your dad promised it would be their best, and you simply cannot 'off switch' the wails and caterwauls that replay in your head during the day from the night before.

7/8/2016 1:41:35 PM
the music is good but they need to drop the whole converge gimmick.

7/8/2016 2:31:18 PM
Sounds dope. Looking forward to hearing a new song.

7/8/2016 3:59:23 PM
Todd Jones insisted on more thrash on this one

7/8/2016 4:50:41 PM
Idiots who misuse the word "epic" are stoked.

7/8/2016 6:39:24 PM
Todd Jones actually wrote this entire record, but is so humble he insisted on not being credited.

7/8/2016 6:42:08 PM
Is it going to have more sick lyrics like "when I say rise up, you say war?"

7/9/2016 3:38:04 AM
Old dudes playing tired thrash? No care, they will never be one of us...we will never ever ever be getting back together. Like never.

7/9/2016 12:20:08 PM
Matlock is stoked

7/10/2016 8:21:58 PM
this band were never any good, hence why they never MADE it

7/11/2016 7:27:31 AM
Each album since Formation of Damnation has gotten heavier and heavier, these guys are better than you faygs.

7/11/2016 6:47:46 PM
^^ mid 40's mom basement dweller for sure

7/12/2016 10:41:02 AM
Emmure should be on this.

7/13/2016 6:17:35 AM
this Todd Jones AND N.A.I.L.S.-garbage is identical to your mothers-ALL three of them are Tired and beat... Find a new gimmick to wear out.