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TESTAMENT On The Cover Of Decibel Magazine!

TESTAMENT On The Cover Of Decibel Magazine! - 2012-08-02

2012-08-02 - “Numerical groupings be damned, perennial underdogs TESTAMENT are the best thrash band still standing.” (Decibel Magazine)

Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT, are featured on the cover of the latest issue of Decibel Magazine! The interview discusses Dark Roots of Earth, the highly anticipated 10th studio album from TESTAMENT, out now on Nuclear Blast Records. Copies of the magazine can be purchased here: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/september-2012-095.

The following are excerpts from the interview:
“We’ve always written different records, tried to come up with something new, the ultimate song or whatever,” Billy (note: Chuck Billy – Vocals) continues, speaking to the next battle he and the band are waging. “It’s an endless thing, trying to come up with songs you’re proud of and that the fans like. This record is a different thing, and the level of playing and confidence is different. We used to be more self-conscious about what people thought about ballads and whatnot. This record we have a ballad (‘Cold Embrace’), the title track is heavy, slower and sludgy, and, of course, there are the blast beats.”

“When you do a record after being around this long, you have to be careful,” concludes Peterson (note: Eric Peterson – Guitar) . “This kind of music has been done so many different times and ways, after a while some bands go, ‘Let’s do something totally different. Let’s wear suits. Let’s cut our hair. Let’s smoke cigars. Let’s be a different band and see if it sticks,’” he says with a knowing chuckle. “For us, we just try to get over the fact that we’re playing the same sort of style because that’s what people want to hear. They’re buying a TESTAMENT record, they want to hear a TESTAMENT record. It’s a little bit of both; you try to stay the same, but be different.”
For USA IN-STORE specials on Dark Roots of Earth visit http://bit.ly/testgwp and to order online go to https://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions/app_122951281158671.



‘Join The TESTAMENT Legions’ WebDoc Fan Engagement Campaign https://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions/app_113345305387225! Fans can post their pictures of themselves with the band members and sporting their favorite TESTAMENT merch and tattoos among other things.

Check out the music video for their new single “Native Blood” here: http://youtu.be/l5Ibm8mjSek. The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).

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