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Testament

Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, USA
Genre(s) Thrash metal
Years active 1983–present
Label(s) Atlantic, Megaforce, Spitfire, Burnt Offerings, Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Alex Skolnick Trio, Dragonlord, Dublin Death Patrol
Website TestamentLegions.com
Members
Chuck Billy
Eric Peterson
Greg Christian
Alex Skolnick
Paul Bostaph
Former members
See: Testament former members

Testament are an American thrash metal band from California. Being one of the more influential American thrash metal bands, they were perhaps the most popular band of that scene to not break into the mainstream and see the success that the "Big Four of Thrash" did. Some of their records nonetheless entered the charts in major markets such as the United Kingdom and Germany. Testament has two Top 40 albums and one Top 50 album to its credit in the UK. Their 1999 album The Gathering also entered the Top 50 in Germany. They had minor top 100 album success in the United States. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by high speed riffing and aggression. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Megaforce Records has been the record label for several bands in the heavy metal and/or thrash genres and also rock genres, including Metallica, Testament (band), Anthrax, S.O.D., Warren Haynes, The Disco Biscuits, and have recently signed with Ministry, Bad Brains, Rose Hill Drive, and Mushroomhead, among others. ... Spitfire Records is a subdivision of Eagle Rock Entertainment located in New York, United States. ... For nuclear detonations, see nuclear explosion. ... The Alex Skolnick Trio is an American jazz music trio comprising the guitarist Alex Skolnick, Matt Zebroski on drums, and Nathan Peck on bass. ... ... Dublin Death Patrol (DDP) is an American thrash metal band formed in 2006 by Testament singer Chuck Billy and former Exodus singer Steve Souza. ... Chuck Billy (Born June 23, 1962), U.S. vocalist, best known for his work with the thrash metal band Testament. ... Eric Peterson (born: 14 May 1964) is an American guitarist. ... Greg Christian is the bassist for the American thrash metal band Testament. ... Alex Skolnick (born September 29, 1968, grew up in Berkeley, California) is an American jazz and rock guitarist. ... Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by high speed riffing and aggression. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... // Among mainstream and underground circles, the Big Four of thrash metal are generally considered to be: Metallica Megadeth Slayer Anthrax Since thrash metals inception, these four bands have been the genres most influential and recognized artists, thus the coined term The Big Four of Thrash. While the first...

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History

First decade

Testament was formed in the San Francisco area in 1983 by guitarist Eric Peterson and his cousin, Derrick Ramirez, also a guitarist, originally using the name Legacy. The band soon recruited bassist Greg Christian, drummer Mike Ronchette, and vocalist Steve Souza. Ramirez was subsequently replaced by young guitar prodigy Alex Skolnick, who had studied under the legendary bay-area guitarist Joe Satriani. The band released one self-titled 4 song demo in 1986. Ronchette left shortly after the recording and was replaced by Louie Clemente. Steve Souza subsequently left the band to join Exodus, and suggested that Chuck Billy should replace him on lead vocals. While recording their first album, the band was forced to change their name to Testament (which, according to Maria Ferrero in the May 2007 issue of Revolver, was suggested by Billy Milano of S.O.D.) because "The Legacy" was already trademarked by a jazz band. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Eric Peterson (born: 14 May 1964) is an American guitarist. ... Greg Christian is the bassist for the American thrash metal band Testament. ... Steve Zetro Souza was a lead vocalist and singer for the thrash metal bands Legacy (later known as Testament) and Exodus. ... Alex Skolnick (born September 29, 1968, grew up in Berkeley, California) is an American jazz and rock guitarist. ... Joseph Satch Satriani (born on July 15, 1956, in Westbury, New York, U.S.) is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. ... Demo 1 is a demo by the band Legacy, who latter changed their name to Testament when singer Steve Zetro Souza was replaced by singer Chuck Billy. ... Louie Clemente, drummer for the bay area thrash band Testament. ... Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in San Francisco, California by singer/drummer Tom Hunting, guitarists Tim Agnello and Kirk Hammett, and bassist Carlton Melson. ... Chuck Billy (Born June 23, 1962), U.S. vocalist, best known for his work with the thrash metal band Testament. ... Billy Milano was the singer of M.O.D. and the thrash / hardcore band Stormtroopers of Death. ... Stormtroopers of Death, more commonly known as S.O.D., formed in New York in 1985. ...


Testament's first album, The Legacy, was released in 1987 on Megaforce Records. It is a concise and technical album of vintage thrash metal, still referred to as a classic by many fans of the genre. Testament received instant fame within thrash circles and were often compared with fellow bay-area thrash pioneers Metallica. The band quickly managed to increase their exposure by heading out on a successful tour of America and Europe with Anthrax, who were then touring in support of their Among the Living album. On this tour the Live at Eindhoven EP was recorded. The Legacy is the debut album of the band Testament. ... Megaforce Records has been the record label for several bands in the heavy metal and/or thrash genres and also rock genres, including Metallica, Testament (band), Anthrax, S.O.D., Warren Haynes, The Disco Biscuits, and have recently signed with Ministry, Bad Brains, Rose Hill Drive, and Mushroomhead, among others. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Among the Living is the name of the third album by the band Anthrax. ... Live at Eindhoven is the live album released in 1987 by Testament. ...


The next album, The New Order, was released in 1988, and found the band continuing in a similar vein. After another successful world tour the band headed back into the studio to record Practice What You Preach. Released in 1989, Practice was an extremely focused effort that minimized the occult and gothic themes found on their first two albums, instead focusing on real-life issues such as politics and corruption. The album was the band's most popular to date and even MTV took notice, giving the title track extensive airplay on Headbanger's Ball. The New Order is the second album by the thrash metal group Testament, released on May 10, 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Practice What You Preach is the album released in 1989 (see 1989 in music) by Testament. ... Original logo of The Ball. ...


However, Testament would never be able to equal the success they found with Practice. In 1990, Souls of Black was released to mixed reviews and slow album sales. Attempting to reconnect with an audience distracted by the growing grunge movement, Testament released The Ritual in 1992. The Ritual saw a stylistic move away from thrash to a slightly more traditional heavy metal sound. Sales were poor and the band began to implode.[1] Souls of Black is an album released by Testament in 1990. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... The Ritual is a album released by Testament in 1992. ...


Changes in formation

Alex Skolnick
Alex Skolnick

The next two decades were marked by a series of changes in the formation of the band, followed by a change of pace in its musical style. Lead guitarist Alex Skolnick and drummer Louie Clemente, who had begun to involve more mainstream thinking which did not jibe with Peterson, Billy, and Christian's traditional thrash preferences, as a result of this clashing, left soon after The Ritual's release. Skolnick would subsequently leave to temporarily join Savatage. Drummer Louie Clemente moving towards a more stable non-musical career, whereas Peterson and Billy wanted Testament to become more metal, not less. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 3008 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 3008 pixel, file size: 2. ... Savatage is a progressive heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1979. ...


In 1993, Skolnick and Clemente were temporarily replaced by Glen Alvelais and Paul Bostaph respectively, both of the thrash band Forbidden. This lineup released the 1993 live EP, Return to Apocalyptic City. Soon after, Alvelais quit the band and Paul Bostaph departed to join Slayer. 1994's Low, featured John Tempesta on drums and death metal guitarist James Murphy, formerly of Disincarnate, Death, Cancer, and Obituary. Low was a diverse album, featuring various influences such as death metal, groove metal, and as well as a ballad: "Trail of Tears". The band's remaining fans reacted favorably to Low although it did little to expand Testament's fanbase. Some fans, however, viewed Testament's move away from the mainstream as a liberation that allowed them to expand artistically, not being pressured by sales and success as they once were. Tempesta left after the recording of the album, being replaced by Jon Dette for the following tour. After their 1994-1995 tour, Greg Christian, Jon Dette, and James Murphy departed the band. Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ... Forbidden was a thrash metal band from the San Francisco Bay Area, part of the Bay Area thrash scene, most popular in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... Return to Apocalyptic City is a EP released by Testament in 1993. ... Slayer circa 2004. ... Low is also the name of an album by David Bowie Low is a album released by Testament in 1994. ... John Tempesta is a rock drummer, that has worked with a few bands, namely Exodus, Testament, White Zombie. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... James Franklin Murphy (July 30th, 1967, Portsmouth, Virginia USA) is an American guitarist. ... Disincarnate was an important early technical death metal band, fronted by guitarist James Murphy, also of Testament, Cancer, Obituary, and Death. ... Death was an influential American death metal band founded in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner, and dissolved in 1999. ... Cancer was a British death metal band which released three steady, mid-paced, typical death metal albums. ... Obituary are one of the pioneering bands of the death metal genre. ... Low is also the name of an album by David Bowie Low is a album released by Testament in 1994. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... Groove metal, often associated with half-thrash/neo-thrash/nu-thrash/post-thrash and power groove, is a term sometimes used to describe a derivative of thrash metal which took its current form during the early 1990s. ... Low is also the name of an album by David Bowie Low is a album released by Testament in 1994. ... Jon Dette is a heavy metal drummer. ...


The band's follow-up album, Demonic, released in 1997, took a new approach, and found Testament experimenting with death metal more. The album featured Eric Peterson on both lead and rhythm guitar (although Glen Alvelais made a guest appearance, and played on the subsequent tour), early member Derrick Ramirez on bass guitar, and former Dark Angel drummer Gene Hoglan. Hoglan left before the tour to join Strapping Young Lad, with once again Jon Dette returning to tour. By 1999, Ramirez and Alvelais had departed and James Murphy had returned for the release of The Gathering. The rhythm section on The Gathering was highly respected, consisting of metal fretless bass pioneer Steve DiGiorgio (formerly of Death and Sadus) and original Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. The sound of the album was largely a combination of death metal, thrash metal, and a minor black metal influence from Eric Peterson's side project, Dragonlord. Demonic is a Death metal/Thrash metal | album by Testament, released in 1997. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eugene (Gene) Victor Hoglan II (born August 31, 1967 in Dallas, Texas) is a well-known American extreme metal music drummer. ... Strapping Young Lad is an influential progressive extreme metal band from Canada, started by Devin Townsend in 1994. ... The Gathering is one of the best Testament album. ... The Gathering is one of the best Testament album. ... Steve DiGiorgio Steve DiGiorgio (born November 7, 1967, Waukegan, Illinois) is an American musician. ... Sadus is a highly technical thrash metal trio from the United States. ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... In popular music, a side-project is a project undertaken by one (or several) person already known for their involvement in another band. ... ...


Soon after the release of The Gathering, lead guitarist James Murphy was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Through various fundraisers, Murphy was able to afford surgery and eventually made a full recovery. Nevertheless, he now cannot recall anything from the recording of The Gathering. In 2001, Chuck Billy was also diagnosed with cancer which was treated successfully. In August of 2001, friends of Billy organized the Thrash of the Titans benefit concert, featuring seminal Bay Area thrash bands Vio-Lence, Death Angel, Exodus, Heathen, and others. The show was headlined by a Legacy reunion, featuring Steve Souza on vocals, and former guitarist Alex Skolnick, who had not played with the band since 1992 and Greg Christian. Late in 2001, Testament released First Strike Still Deadly, a compilation of songs from their first two albums. The album featured the lineup of Billy, Peterson, DiGiorgio, the return of Alex Skolnick on guitar and John Tempesta on drums. The Gathering is one of the best Testament album. ... A brain tumor is any intracranial tumor created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either in the brain itself (neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin-producing Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Thrash of the Titans concert poster Thrash of the Titans was a benefit concert held on August 11, 2001 at the Maritime Hall in San Francisco, CA. The concert was a co-benefit for Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, who was diagnosed with germ cell seminoma (a rare form of cancer... Bay Area thrash describes a style of thrash metal popularised by bands in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Death Angel is an Filipino-American thrash metal band from Concord, California. ... Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in San Francisco, California by singer/drummer Tom Hunting, guitarists Tim Agnello and Kirk Hammett, and bassist Carlton Melson. ... Heathen is a term used both to describe a person who does not follow an organized religion, and also a modern practitioner of Heathenry. ... Steve Zetro Souza was a lead vocalist and singer for the thrash metal bands Legacy (later known as Testament) and Exodus. ... Alex Skolnick (born September 29, 1968, grew up in Berkeley, California) is an American jazz and rock guitarist. ... First Strike Still Deadly is a album released by Testament in 2001. ...


Recovering of Billy, reunion and new album

Chuck Billy
Chuck Billy

By 2003 Chuck Billy had completely recovered, and the band began performing live again with a new drummer, John Allen of Sadus. In 2004, the band changed their lineup once again for their summer festival live appearances, and John Allen was replaced by Paul Bostaph, returning to the band for a second stint after a decade's absence. Lead guitarist Steve Smyth also departed to join Nevermore, and was replaced by ex-Halford guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak. Ironically, shortly after Steve Smyth's departure, Eric Peterson fell down a flight of stairs, breaking his leg, and was unavailable for some dates. He was temporarily replaced by Steve Smyth. Steve Smyth is a guitarist for the heavy metal band, Nevermore. ... For the Queen song of the same name, see Nevermore (song) For the Edgar Allan Poe poem featuring the word, see The Raven Nevermore is an American metal band from Seattle, Washington assembled in 1991 from the ashes of the power metal band Sanctuary. ... Halford was formed in 1999 by then ex-lead Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford and is an attempt to return back to his old heavy metal roots after ending two previous projects: the street metal experience known as Fight, and the Industrial Metal experiment known as 2wo. ...


In May 2005, it was announced that Testament would be doing a brief Europe-only reunion tour - known as the "10 Days in May Tour" - featuring the original lineup of Billy, Peterson, Skolnick and Christian, with drum duties shared between John Tempesta and Louie Clemente. After the success of the initial tour dates, Testament announced more dates in the US, Europe and Japan with the classic lineup. Alex has also been touring the East Coast with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The Ten Days in May Tour was a short reunion tour, and the first group of dates, for Testaments 2005 reunion tour. ... Trans-Siberian Orchestra (often abbreviated as TSO) is a rock orchestra founded by Paul ONeill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva in 1996. ...


Testament played for the first time in the Middle East at the Dubai Desert Rock festival in May, 2006. Other notable bands that performed for the Desert Rock Festival were Iron Maiden, Megadeth and 3 Doors Down. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder, frontman, guitarist, and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... 3 Doors Down is an American alternative rock band formed in Escatawpa, Mississippi in 1994 by Brad Arnold (vocals and drums), Matt Roberts (guitar) and Todd Harrell (bass). ...


Testament will release their new album, titled The Formation of Damnation, on April 29, 2008. [2] If it is released it will be the band's first proper studio album in 9 years. Interviews on the Live In London 2005 DVD suggest that a follow-up to The Formation of Damnation may be written with the classic album lineup after this. Eric Peterson did say that Skolnick has been writing songs for the new album, which confirms this [3] . They have recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records .[4] The Formation of Damnation is the confirmed title for Testaments long-awaited ninth proper studio album, which will be released in March 2008. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... For nuclear detonations, see nuclear explosion. ...


In July 2007, the band played a show at Jaxx Nightclub in Springfield, VA, with Paul Bostaph filling in on drum duties. It was later confirmed that Bostaph would be officially returning to the band to record the new album. The band debuted a new song at that show, currently entitled "The Afterlife"[5], which they also played again at Earthshaker Fest. Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ... Earthshaker Fest is a heavy metal music festival held annually in Germany since 2003. ...


In February 2008, the band released the song "More Than Meets The Eye" from the new album on their Myspace page.


Members

Testament has had numerous lineup changes, and Eric Peterson and Chuck Billy have been the only constant members.


Current members

Nick Barker
Nick Barker

Chuck Billy (Born June 23, 1962), U.S. vocalist, best known for his work with the thrash metal band Testament. ... Eric Peterson (born: 14 May 1964) is an American guitarist. ... Alex Skolnick (born September 29, 1968, grew up in Berkeley, California) is an American jazz and rock guitarist. ... Greg Christian is the bassist for the American thrash metal band Testament. ... Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ...

Former members

Nicholas Barker from Cradle of Filth days Nicholas Barker is a British drummer. ... Louie Clemente, drummer for the bay area thrash band Testament. ... John Tempesta is a rock drummer, that has worked with a few bands, namely Exodus, Testament, White Zombie. ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ... Eugene (Gene) Victor Hoglan II (born August 31, 1967 in Dallas, Texas) is a well-known American extreme metal music drummer. ... Glen Alvelais, born February 22, 1968 in Hayward, California is a heavy metal lead guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area. ... James Franklin Murphy (July 30th, 1967, Portsmouth, Virginia USA) is an American guitarist. ... Steve Zetro Souza was a lead vocalist and singer for the thrash metal bands Legacy (later known as Testament) and Exodus. ... Jon Dette is a heavy metal drummer. ... Steve Smyth is a guitarist for the heavy metal band, Nevermore. ... Steve DiGiorgio Steve DiGiorgio (born November 7, 1967, Waukegan, Illinois) is an American musician. ... Chris Kontos in the music video for Davidian This article is about the drummer Chris Kontos; for the Ice hockey player, see Chris Kontos (ice hockey player). ...

Discography

Main article: Testament discography
Album Year US Chart Position Vocal Guitar Guitar Bass Drums
The Legacy 1987 N/A Chuck Billy Eric Peterson Alex Skolnick Greg Christian Louie Clemente
The New Order 1988 #136 Chuck Billy Eric Peterson Alex Skolnick Greg Christian Louie Clemente
Practice What You Preach 1989 #77 Chuck Billy Eric Peterson Alex Skolnick Greg Christian Louie Clemente
Souls of Black 1990 #73 Chuck Billy Eric Peterson Alex Skolnick Greg Christian Louie Clemente
The Ritual 1992 #55 Chuck Billy Eric Peterson Alex Skolnick Greg Christian Louie Clemente
Return to the Apocalyptic City 1993 N/A Chuck Billy Eric Peterson Glen Alvelais Greg Christian Paul Bostaph
Low 1994 #122 Chuck Billy Eric Peterson James Murphy Greg Christian John Tempesta
Demonic 1997 N/A Chuck Billy Eric Peterson Glen Alvelais Derek Ramirez Gene Hoglan
The Gathering 1999 N/A Chuck Billy Eric Peterson James Murphy Steve DiGiorgio Dave Lombardo
First Strike Still Deadly 2001 N/A Chuck Billy Eric Peterson Alex Skolnick Steve DiGiorgio John Tempesta
The Formation of Damnation 2008 Chuck Billy Eric Peterson Alex Skolnick Greg Christian Paul Bostaph

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External links

MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Chuck Billy (Born June 23, 1962), U.S. vocalist, best known for his work with the thrash metal band Testament. ... Eric Peterson (born: 14 May 1964) is an American guitarist. ... Alex Skolnick (born September 29, 1968, grew up in Berkeley, California) is an American jazz and rock guitarist. ... Greg Christian is the bassist for the American thrash metal band Testament. ... Paul Bostaph (born March 6, 1964 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer, who has played for the bands Forbidden (originally known as Forbidden Evil), Slayer, Testament, and Systematic. ... Nicholas Barker from Cradle of Filth days Nicholas Barker is a British drummer. ... Louie Clemente, drummer for the bay area thrash band Testament. ... James Franklin Murphy (July 30th, 1967, Portsmouth, Virginia USA) is an American guitarist. ... John Tempesta is a rock drummer, that has worked with a few bands, namely Exodus, Testament, White Zombie. ... Eugene (Gene) Victor Hoglan II (born August 31, 1967 in Dallas, Texas) is a well-known American extreme metal music drummer. ... Steve DiGiorgio Steve DiGiorgio (born November 7, 1967, Waukegan, Illinois) is an American musician. ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ... Steve Smyth is a guitarist for the heavy metal band, Nevermore. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... The Legacy is the debut album of the band Testament. ... The New Order is the second album by the thrash metal group Testament, released on May 10, 1988 (see 1988 in music). ... Practice What You Preach is the album released in 1989 (see 1989 in music) by Testament. ... Souls of Black is an album released by Testament in 1990. ... The Ritual is a album released by Testament in 1992. ... Low is also the name of an album by David Bowie Low is a album released by Testament in 1994. ... Demonic is a Death metal/Thrash metal | album by Testament, released in 1997. ... The Gathering is one of the best Testament album. ... First Strike Still Deadly is a album released by Testament in 2001. ... The Formation of Damnation is the confirmed title for Testaments long-awaited ninth proper studio album, which will be released in March 2008. ... // Many successful recording artists release at least one live album at some point during their career. ... Live at Eindhoven is the live album released in 1987 by Testament. ... Return to the Apocalyptic City is a EP released by Testament in 1993. ... Live at the Fillmore is a live album released by Testament in 1995 The Preacher – 4:20 Alone in the Dark – 4:36 Burnt Offerings – 5:14 A Dirge – 2:03 Eerie Inhabitants – 3:50 The New Order – 4:31 Low – 3:13 Urotsukidoji – 3:47 Into the Pit – 2... This is a live Testament album that was released on November 1, 2005. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... The Best of Testament is a compiation released by Testament in 1996. ... Sings of Chaos is a compilation released by Testament in 1997. ... The Very Best of Testament is a compilation released in 2001. ... Days of Darkness is a compilation double cd released by Spitfire Records. ... The Spitfire Collection is a compilation released in 2007 by American Thrash metal band Testament. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording images and sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ... Seen Between the Lines is a live Testament home video that was released June 25, 1991 on VHS and re-released to DVD on March 8, 2005. ... Live at the Fillmore is a live album released by Testament in 1995 The Preacher – 4:20 Alone in the Dark – 4:36 Burnt Offerings – 5:14 A Dirge – 2:03 Eerie Inhabitants – 3:50 The New Order – 4:31 Low – 3:13 Urotsukidoji – 3:47 Into the Pit – 2... This is a live Testament album that was released on November 1, 2005. ...

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