Since drummer Paul Bostaph was unable to play drums for Testament during the recording of their upcoming album 'The Dark Roots of the Earth,' the band recruited Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory, Dethklok, ex-Strapping Young Lad) to play on the record. Hoglan also filled in for a number of dates on Testament's recent tour with Anthrax. Now, Testament frontman Chuck Billy has confirmed that Bostaph has left the band to play with the new group BlackGates.
One of the key figures of the death metal movement, James Murphy, has suffered a relapse of the brain tumor he was first diagnosed with in 2001.
Forbidden and Death Angel's guitar tech and tour manager, Dane Wolf was badly beaten in Denver last week after a show featuring Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel. In a statement issued by the band, Wolf was attacked by "a group of thugs, who left him with a "cracked skull and other serious injuries."
There's nothing like speedy fingers burning "fire" across a fretboard to create some warmth in the wintertime. Starting the day after Christmas, Alex Skolnick from Testament and Chris Broderick of Megadeth will cohost the first annual Skolnick & Broderick's Winter Guitar Retreat in New York's Catskill Mountains.
Veteran music photographers Harald Oimen and Brian Lew have been capturing the essence of metal bands in the Bay area for over three decades.
It’s Christmas in the fall for thrash fans! Anthrax have announced a new co-headlining tour with Testament following their East Coast ‘Big 4’ show at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y. on Sept. 14. The tour will see the overlords of thrash traveling across the United States with opening act Death Angel for at least 23 shows, with the promise of additional dates on the horizon.