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TESTAMENT: NEW SONG STREAM + NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

TESTAMENT: NEW SONG STREAM + TOUR - 2012-06-28 00:00

2012-06-28 00:00 - Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT have launched a stream of the new track, “True American Hate,” via the Dark Roots Of Earth Landing Page at http://bit.ly/tdroelp.

“True American Hate” is the first track to surface from the band’s highly-anticipated follow-up to 2008’s The Formation Of Damnation. Dark Roots Of Earth is due out on July 31st in North America; pre-order bundles are available on the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop at http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Testament/10177.

Dark Roots Of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Nevermore, Accept, Exodus). Eliran Kantor (Atheist, Sigh, Anacrusis, Gwar) provided the cover artwork. Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head,Exodus, Ted Nugent, Night Ranger) at Trident Studios.

Dark Roots Of Earth jewel case track listing:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence
Dark Roots Of Earth CD/DVD track listing:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

BONUS TRACKS:

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD

Dark Roots Of Earth vinyl track listing:

Side A:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth

Side B:

04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace

Side C:

07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

Side D (Bonus Tracks):

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)


Last weekend, TESTAMENT wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with 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. Check out behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot on the band’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151823567205332.866192.23598655331&type=1)

TESTAMENT will be co-headlining a fall tour with fellow thrashers Anthrax featuring Death Angel as openers. Confirmed dates are:
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


TESTAMENT is:

Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass
Gene Hoglan – Drums

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