Gary Holt On The Possibility Of A New Slayer Album: “I’d Say It’s A No”

Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus) was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay of Canada’s The Metal Voice and was asked about Slayer’s “final” world tour. At first he said the following: “My middle name is ‘No Comment.’ See you at the shows. Seriously, no comment,” but then added the following after Kay mentioned how some bands, like Scorpions, change their minds about retirement:

“Noooo. C’mon! But I love the Scorpions. I hope [their tour] never ends. We are wrapping it up. The tour dates have been announced. The tour is huge. It’s gonna be awesome. And I’m honored and proud to be a part of it. And we’re gonna make it something for people to remember. It’s gonna be epic.”

He also said the following when asked about the possibility of a new album:

“No. No, there’s no new album. I’d say it’s a no. But my name is Gary ‘No Comment’ Holt today. I don’t know nothing. You’ve seen the dates, you saw the press releases. And come out and celebrate the mighty history of Slayer, which I’m lucky to have been part of for the last seven years now. It’s been a ride, it’s been remarkable, and we’re gonna end it in gloriously violent fashion.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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First Date Leaks For Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament, & Behemoth Summer Tour

It looks like Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Behemoth will be touring together this summer. So far, a June 4 date at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA has been confirmed via Live Nation.

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[via Metal Injection]

Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick Says The Band Are Set To Head Out On A Big North American Tour

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick recently chatted with Music & Art Interviews and revealed that the band have “just signed on to a North American tour that [he] can’t talk about yet” and that he thinks “it will be one of the biggest tours of the year.” According to Blabbermouth, there are some rumors saying it will be a run with Slayer. It is also worth noting that Skolnick’s comments echoed recent comments made by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe, although it is unknown if those tours are related. Stay tuned for more information.

Testament Announce 2018 UK/Ireland Tour With Annihilator & Vader

Testament have announced a UK/Ireland tour with Annihilator and Vader. Here’s the dates:

03/29 Bristol, UK – Motion
03/30 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
03/31 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
04/01 Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
04/02 Glasgow, UK – QMU
04/04 London, UK – Koko

Testament To Reissue “Live At The Fillmore,” “Demonic,” “The Gathering,” “First Strike Still Deadly,” & “Live At Eindhoven ’87” In November

Testament will be reissuing five albums, including:”Live At The Fillmore,” “Demonic,” “The Gathering,” “First Strike Still Deadly,” and “Live At Eindhoven ’87,” on November 17. They will all be available on CD and black vinyl, complete with new artwork by Marcelo Vasco. “Demonic,” “The Gathering,” and “First Strike Still Deadly” will also come on silver vinyl. Preorders can be found HERE. Eric Peterson commented:

“I’m super stoked that Nuclear Blast, ‘the best metal label on earth,’ is re-releasing the rebirth of Testament era featuring ‘Demonic’ and ‘The Gathering’. These two albums brought us back to life with ultra-heavy and unrelenting fury and melody. Also ’87’s live classic in full, ‘Live In Eindhoven’, and re-recordings of our classics, ‘First Strike Still Deadly’. These classic records feature revamped art to boot that are unapologetic to their themes as they were.”

Chuck Billy added:

“I am more than excited to have Nuclear Blast re-release part of our catalog that has been in need of a good home. Nuclear Blast has taken these albums in and will help Testament bring something killer to our fans.”

Testament’s “The Ritual” & “Low” To Be Released On Vinyl

Two Testament albums, including “The Ritual” and “Low,” will be getting vinyl pressings in the U.S.for the first time. They will be available on September 29 via Metal Bladewith “The Ritual” set to be available on white vinyl (limited to 1500) and “Low” set to be available on translucent gold vinyl (limited to 1500). You can preorder those HERE.

Testament Announce 2017 European Tour With Annihilator & Death Angel

Testament have announced a European tour with Annihilator and Death Angel. Check out the dates out for that below.

Tour Dates:

11/11 Weissenhausser Strand, GER – Metal Hammer Paradise
11/12 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
11/14 Berlin, GER – Astra
11/15 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/16 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
11/17 Wroclaw, POL – A2
11/18 Budapest, HUN – Babra Negra
11/19 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
11/20 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/22 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/23 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/24 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
11/25 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
11/26 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
11/27 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal
11/28 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/30 Bologna, ITA – Estragon
12/01 Milano, ITA – Live Club
12/02 Fribourg, SWI – Fri-Son
12/03 Toulouse, FRA – Bikini
12/04 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
12/06 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
12/07 Nantes, FRA – Stereolux
12/08 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
12/09 Oberhausen, GER – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
12/10 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat