Surprising news coming out of the Testament camp. The legendary thrash band has parted ways with longtime bassist Greg Christian. However, in true Testament fashion, when one member goes, a musician of the highest caliber comes in to fill the spot. Iconic Death / Sadus bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who had a previous stint in Testament, has been tapped as the band's new bassist.
Testament guitarist Eric Peterson shows off his vocal chops on the new song 'Dreamland.' It's a collaboration with Celtic metal singer Leah, and appears on her new EP 'Otherworld,' which was released yesterday (Oct. 31). The EP is available at iTunes, and you can listen to the track 'Dreamland' here.
Testament‘s legendary frontman Chuck Billy was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Billy discussed the band’s post-'Dark Roots of Thrash' promotion plans, their fall 2013 trek with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Huntress, and plenty more. If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, check out her full interview with Testament's Chuck Billy:
It's bound to be one of the top tours of the fall, as Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage are teaming up for a co-headlining trek. As if that weren't enough, they'll be joined by thrash metal vets Testament and one of the hottest up-and-coming bands in metal -- Huntress. Loudwire and Noisecreep are teaming up with the bands to bring you a prize package featuring items from all four acts on the trek.
Is it wrong to be this excited over a tribute to one of pop music's biggest all-time artists? We don't think so, as some of metal and rock's most celebrated musicians have come together for one common purpose: paying tribute to the late Michael Jackson.