Whenever thrash metal is recognized by the mainstream world, we rejoice! Testament vocalist Chuck Billy was not only recently acknowledged, but celebrated by Jim Frazier of the California State Assembly for the positive influence he has made in the Native American community and the general public.
Chuck Billy of Testament was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The frontman spoke about the band’s tour with Overkill, as well as the pressures of creating music and his feelings on the progression of Testament’s sound . Read Full Metal Jackie’s interview with Chuck Billy below:
California is the American Mecca for thrash metal. With top thrash innovators such as Metallica, Testament, Autopsy, Exodus, Death Angel and more having risen to fame together in the early '80s, a very tight-knit brotherhood has been created between these musicians. Despite this bond, Metallica and Testament have never toured together, and during our recent chat with Testament singer Chuck Billy, he told us it's his "dream" for the two acts to share a bill.
Thrash titans Testament recently unveiled some in-depth info about their next studio album. Decibel had the chance to interview one of the biggest voices in metal, Testament's Chuck Billy, about the band's upcoming album 'The Dark Roots of Earth' and the lyrical concepts that will be found within.