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TESTAMENT: “NATIVE BLOOD” BEHIND-THE-SCENES CLIP #2

TESTAMENT: BEHIND-THE-SCENES CLIP #2 - 2012-08-24 00:00

2012-08-24 00:00 - Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT have uploaded Part 2 of their behind-the-scenes look at the making of their “Native Blood” music video on YouTube at http://youtu.be/uMNDBPNeHUA.

Part 1 can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGitAOIOqg.

TESTAMENT recently hit #9 on the World Sales chart with approximately 58,500 copies sold worldwide of their new album Dark Roots of Earth in its first week of sales. Debuting on this chart is a huge accomplishment for a metal band because it includes pop artists such as ADELE, JUSTIN BIEBER, LINKIN PARK, JENNIFER LOPEZ and MAROON 5.

TESTAMENT continues to dominate the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart, coming in at #114 in its third week after release.

In the U.S., Dark Roots of Earth scanned 20,720 copies its first week according to Nielson Soundscan and debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it TESTAMENT’s highest first week sales since the inception of Soundscan. This debut also marked the highest U.S. first week sales ever for a Nuclear Blast artist.

Dark Roots of Earth First-Week Chart Positions Around the Globe include:

#3 United Kingdom Indie Top 40
#3 United Kingdom Rock Top 40
#4 Germany Top 100
#4 Finland Top 50
#10 Switzerland
#12 Canadian Top 200
#13 Ireland Top 20
#21 Austria Top 75
#32 Netherlands Top 200
#40 Belgium Walloonia
#57 United Kingdom Top 200
#62 Belgium Top 100
#86 Belgium Flanders

Critics rave:

“Numerical groupings be damned, perennial underdogs TESTAMENT are the best thrash band still standing.” – DECIBEL MAGAZINE (U.S.)

“TESTAMENT maintain their hard-won reputation as the only one of the major ‘80s thrash bands who still haven’t released a crappy record.” – REVOLVER MAGAZINE (U.S.)

“Those of us who consider ourselves TESTAMENT die-hards will probably die holding tightly to this album.” – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

"Hail and kill! Fuckin' awesome!" – METAL HAMMER (U.K.)
"Polish the crown because 2012's thrash kings have been crowned!" – TERRORIZER (U.K.)
"Heaviness and melody nearly perfectly balanced. Who ever doubted TESTAMENT would belong to the Big 4 should be convinced now!" – METAL HAMMER (GER)

Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed, and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered at Trident Studios by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER).
Cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor (ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS, GWAR).

For a listing of special offers from U.S. music retailers on Dark Roots of Earth, visit http://bit.ly/testgwp

To order Dark Roots of Earth online, visit the TESTAMENT Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions/app_122951281158671..

In the music video for “Native Blood,” vocalist Chuck Billy sings about his Native American heritage. Directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND), the video was filmed on the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, California.


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 Thorns (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)

Touring in support of Dark Roots Of Earth, TESTAMENT have announced co-headlining dates with fellow American thrash metal greats, ANTHRAX. The September run will feature DEATH ANGEL as support and is slated to kick off on September 14th in Sacramento, California. All confirmed dates are below.

TESTAMENT & ANTHRAX plus DEATH ANGEL
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
9/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at The Market
9/20 – Vancouver, B.C. – 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

Upcoming TESTAMENT tour dates in Europe
11/14 – Holland, Eindhoven @ Dynamo
11/16 – Poland, Krakow @ Studio Club
11/17 – Czech, Pilsen @ Serikovkia
11/18 – Austria, Wels @ Schlachthof
11/19 – Czech, Prague @ Meet Factory
11/20 – Germany, Munich @ Backstage
11/21 – Italy, Gualtieri Reggio Emilia
11/22 – Austria, Graz @ Orpheum
11/23 – Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
11/24 – Germany, Nurnberg @ Rockfabrik
11/25 – Germany, Matrix @ Bochum
11/27 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage
11/28 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun
11/29 – Manchester, UK @ HMV Ritz
11/30 – London, UK @ KOKO
12/01 – Wales, Prestatyn@ Hard Rock Hell

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

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