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Lamb of God + Killswitch Engage Announce 2013 North American Tour With Testament + Huntress

Lamb of God / Killswitch Engage
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2)

How's this for a must-see tour? Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage will embark on a massive North American fall trek with Testament and Huntress beginning in Toronto on Oct. 22 and finishing up Nov. 26 in Silver Spring, Md.

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Testament’s Chuck Billy Honored by California State for Positive Native American Influence

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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.

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No. 13: Testament, ‘The Legacy’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Chuck Schuldiner / Ozzy Osbourne / James Hetfield

We love us some Testament, and so do you! The thrash titans began their illustrious career with a little album called 'The Legacy,' which hit fans in 1987.

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Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick Talks Band’s Current Success, Dillinger Escape Plan + More

Testament Alex Skolnick
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Testament are currently enjoying one of the most successful albums of their career, 'Dark Roots of Earth,' and they recently turned up at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards to not only take their rightful place amongst metal's top acts, but also to serve as presenters, introducing one of metal's top young acts, the Dillinger Escape Plan.

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Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick Pays Tribute to ‘Immense’ Slayer Shredder Jeff Hanneman

Alex Skolnick / Jeff Hanneman
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Metal musicians of all sub genres are continuing to pay their respects to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Few guitarists have earned their spot with Hanneman as members of thrash's most elite pedigree, but Testament shredder Alex Skolnick is undeniably at the side of Hanneman in terms of skill and respect. As one of thrash's most admired guitarists, Skolnick has written an in-depth memorial of Hanneman from the viewpoint of a true six-string master.

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Phil Anselmo, Corey Taylor + More Reflect on Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman at Revolver Golden Gods

Jeff Hanneman of Slayer
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The news of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death weighed heavy on the minds of many of the rockers attending Thursday night's Revolver Golden Gods ceremony, with many of the musicians just learning the tragic news as they were arriving for the show that night. Loudwire spoke with a number of the top rockers on the Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet about Hanneman's life, legacy and what Slayer, in general, has meant to the metal community.

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Testament Among Additional Acts Revealed for 2013 Scion Rock Fest

Testament
Nuclear Blast Records

Last week, a good portion of the 2013 Scion Rock Fest lineup was revealed, with the Melvins on the top line along with a mystery co-headliner. Now it's been revealed that thrash metal icons Testament will co-headline the hard rock and metal-leaning event in  Memphis, Tenn.

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Megadeth vs. Testament – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 1

Megadeth vs. Testament

West Coast metal is alive and thriving in this 2013 March Metal Madness Mosh Pit Region battle. This first round matchup pits Megadeth's 'Rust in Peace' against Testament's 'The Legacy' to determine which act will advance in the fight to determine the best metal album of all-time.

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Testament’s Alex Skolnick + Eric Peterson Talk Thrash on Fox Station

Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick of Testament
Facebook: Testament

Whenever a metal band gets some attention from the mainstream media without having to go on a drunken or drug-fueled rampage, we as fans definitely count it as a win for our beloved subculture. However, it's even greater when a hilarious dichotomy is created between vanilla news anchors and metal musicians, which is what happened earlier this week (Feb. 21) when Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson of Testament stopped by a Fox news program in Michigan.

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Shadows Fall Drop Off 2013 European + UK Tours

Shadows Fall
Razor & Tie

Shadows Fall had been set for a big spring overseas. The band had booked dates with Testament in Europe and Ill Nino in the UK, but now they've bowed out of both of those tours. 

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