Testament Announce European Tour With Exodus & Voivod

Testament have announced a spring European tour. The trek will consist of headlining shows with Exodus and Voivod as well as various festival appearances.

Tour Dates:

With Exodus and Voivod:

05/26 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/28 Munich, GER – Backstage
05/30 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
05/31 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
06/01 Milan, ITA – Live Club
06/02 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
06/03 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
06/05 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
06/11 Strasbourg, FRA – Laiterie (no Voivod)
06/13 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
06/16 Hannover, GER – Capitol (no Voivod)

Festivals:

05/27 Gelsenkirchen, GER – Rock Hard Festival
06/04 Plzen, CZE – Metalfest
06/07 Sölvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/08 Gdansk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/09 Hyvinkää, FIN – Rockfest
06/10 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
06/15 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/17 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer) Collaborates With His Wife On New Song “The Gift”

Dave Lombardo (Testament, ex-Slayer, etc.) and his wife Paula have released a new song titled “The Gift.” You can check that out below. Lombardo commented:

“A romantic love song for the holiday season, written by my wife and I.”

Iron Maiden, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Etc. Set For 2023 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Hellfest. That event will take place on June 15-18 in Clisson, France.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Iron Maiden
  • KISS
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Def Leppard
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • Alter Bridge
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Generation Sex
  • Amon Amarth
  • Parkway Drive
  • Sum 41
  • Within Temptation
  • Coheed And Cambria
  • Skid Row
  • Elegant Weapons
  • British Lion
  • The Quireboys
  • P-Troll
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Puscifer
  • Beast In Black
  • Riverside
  • Evergrey
  • Scarlean
  • Hatebreed
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Ho99o9
  • Florence Black
  • Do Or Die
  • Architects
  • In Flames
  • I Prevail
  • Code Orange
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Papa Roach
  • Motionless In White
  • Eths
  • Nothing More
  • Mod Sun
  • Escape The Fate
  • Vended
  • Powerwolf
  • Arch Enemy
  • Seether
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Fever 333
  • Bloodywood
  • Cobra The Impaler
  • Tenacious D
  • Incubus
  • Electric Callboy
  • Halestorm
  • The Distillers
  • Thundermother
  • Skynd
  • Fishbone
  • Svinhels
  • Ludwig Von 88
  • Poesie Zero
  • Voice Of Hell Contest
  • Rancid
  • Flogging Molly
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Less Than Jake
  • Cochney Rejects
  • The Chats
  • Homintern Sect
  • Peter Pan Speedrock
  • Syndrome 81
  • Black Flag
  • Municipal Waste
  • Stray From The Path
  • Pro-Pain
  •  Soul Glo
  •  Mindforce
  • SpiritWorld
  •  Zulu
  • Hard Mind
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Rise Of The Northstar
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Cane Hill
  • Paleface
  • END
  • Resolve
  • Beyond The Styx
  •  Amenra
  • The Soft Moon
  • Birds In Row
  • Celeste
  • Today Is The Day
  •  The Cult
  •  Greg Puciato
  • Primitive Man
  • Weedeater
  •  Helms Alee
  • Bongripper
  • LLNN
  • My Dilligence
  •  Clutch
  •  Monster Magnet
  • Earthless
  • The Obsessed
  •  Stoned Jesus
  • Crowbar
  •  King Buffalo
  • Spirit Adrift
  •  Decasia
  •  Melvins
  • Dance With The Dead
  •  Legion Of Doom
  • Mutoid Man
  • Empire State Bastard
  •  Wonvennest
  • Doodseshader
  • Katatonia
  • Hypocrisy
  • Candlemass
  • Nightfall
  • Aephanemer
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Suffocation
  •  Bloodbath
  • Aborted
  • Unearth
  •  Full Of Hell
  • Nostromo
  • Candy
  • Venefixion
  • Meshuggah
  • Voivod
  •  Lorna Shore
  • Born Of Osiris
  • Gorod
  • Loathe
  • Ten56.
  • The Dali Thundering Concept
  • Pestifer
  • Testament
  •  Dark Angel
  • Exodus
  • Holy Moses
  • Vektor
  • Evil Invaders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Aleister
  • Behemoth
  • Dark Funeral
  • Harakiri For The Sky
  •  Imperial Triumphant
  • Blackbraid
  • Venom Inc.
  • Gorgoroth
  • 1349
  • Vreid
  • Der Weg Einer Freiheit
  • 1914
  • ACOD
  • Beleds, Hetquertzen
  •  The HU
  • Faun
  • Finntroll
  • Myrath
  • Saor
  • Svalbard
  •  Halandra
  •  White Ward
  •  Nature Morte
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Paradise Lost
  • Lord Of The Lost
  • She Past Away
  • Treponem Pal
  •  The Old Dead Tree
  • Strigoi
  •  Blod

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

Testament, Municipal Waste, Lacuna Coil, Etc. Added To Lamb Of God’s Headbangers Boat Cruise

More bands have been added to Lamb Of God’s upcoming “Headbangers Boat” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl as it sails from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 31 – November 4, 2023. The updated lineup features: Lamb Of God (two sets including full performance of “Ashes Of The Wake”), Mastodon, Testament, Hatebreed, GWAR, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Lacuna Coil, Gatecreeper, Fit For An Autopsy, Vio-lence, Malevolence, Bleed From Within, Dying Wish, and Mark Morton’s solo band.

Kreator & Testament Announce Latin American Tour

Kreator and Testament will be hitting the road on a Latin American tour next year. Here’s the dates:

04/19 Lima, Peru – CC Festiva
04/21 Quito, Ecuador – The Metal Fest
04/23 Santiago, Chile – The Metal Fest
04/25 Montevideo, Uruguay – Sala del Museo
04/26 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Teatro Vorterix
04/28 Brasilia, Brazil – Opera Hall
04/30 Sao Paolo, Brazil – Summer Breeze Open Air Brazil
05/02 Bogota, Colombia – Royal Center
05/03 San Jose, Costa Rica – Centro de Eventos Pedregal
05/05 Queretaro, Mexico – Plaza de Toros Santa Maria
05/06 Guadalajara, Mexico – Guanamor Teatro Estudio
05/07 Mexico City, Mexico – Pabellón Oeste
05/09 San Salvador, El Salvador – Plaza de los Artistas, Museo Marte

Testament’s Next Album Will Include Ballad Originally Intended For “Titans Of Creation”

During a recent interview with MetalMasterKingdom.com, Testament guitarist Eric Peterson discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort will include a ballad that was originally written for “Titans Of Creation.”

Peterson said the following:

“We actually have a ballad that we wrote. We were gonna put it on the last record. We actually recorded some stuff, and it just wasn’t ready. We were listening to it, going, ‘Nah…’ There was a lot of elements that weren’t in there; we kind of threw it together. But this time I think we’ve got something really cool.

It sounds like something that TESTAMENT would do. The melodies in it are really cool. I’m not trying to say that we’re going in a ballad direction. We’re gonna deliver one of those kind of songs again; we haven’t done that for a while, since [2012’s] ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ [album]. And then there’s a lot of pieces laying around that I’ve recorded over the years that I haven’t put drums to yet. So hopefully I’ll be jamming with [drummer Dave] Lombardo soon and we’ll put some killer shit together.”

In a separate interview with The Metal Voice, frontman Chuck Billy also said that one of the new songs is “epic”:

“October 15th is the last show of [the summer/fall 2022 leg of ‘The Bay Strikes Back Tour’ with EXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL], so we’ll work [on new material] right up to Christmas and then right after New Year’s we’ll get right back at it. I know Eric and Alex [Skolnick] have been working and jamming together, and I hear there’s an epic song that’s been created. I haven’t heard it yet, but I hear it’s epic. That’s all they say — ‘it’s epic.’ I’m, like, ‘Okay.’ That’s the word they throw at me. But we’ll see.”

He also added the following about the musical direction of the new material

“I think TESTAMENT will always stay in the vein of TESTAMENT and not not follow trends or follow what’s hip today. Even though there’s a lot of great new bands I love and I go, ‘Man, that’s great. I really love it.’ But we can’t change; we wanna kind of stay TESTAMENT. I hear it from fans when you talk to ’em. They always say, ‘Thank you for being who you are for so long.’ So we just have to continue that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Testament Hoping To Release New Album In 2023

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Testament frontman Chuck Billy revealed that the band are hoping to release a new album in 2023. The effort will be the band’s first since reuniting with drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer).

Billy said the following when asked about working with Lombardo again:

“We had a great time. I think he really enjoys playing in the band, enjoys the music. And we’re now talking about, ‘Let’s talk about maybe making a new record.’ So hopefully that’s in the future.”

He also added the following when asked if the band already have new music in the works”

“Well, [guitarist] Eric [Peterson] has a bunch of music. He doesn’t really like working, putting his head — he’s gotta go all in mentally to create some songs. So after this tour [the second U.S. leg of ‘The Bay Strikes Back’ with EXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL], we don’t have anything in the books till April. So from November till April, it’s time to get in there and start working on new songs. So hopefully we’ll have a new record out by next year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Testament Premiere “WWIII” Music Video

Testament have premiered a new video for their song “WWIII.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Titans Of Creation.” A video album edition of that record was released today (September 9). Chuck Billy commented:

“I am very excited for the release of our ‘WW3‘ video. This song is really relevant to what is going on in this crazy world we live in. When the song was written it was based on a future that I wished would never happen. Today I feel anything is possible.”

Testament Recruit Seven Spires Drummer Chris Dovas For Upcoming Shows

Seven Spires drummer Chris Dovas will be filling in for Testament drummer Dave Lombardo on the first six dates of the band’s upcoming tour with Exodus and Death Angel. Guitarist Eric Peterson said the following about that:

“Chillin with Stevie D and Chris Dovas after rehearsals today! By the way, Mr. Lombardo will be playing a show with the Misfits on the 17th and joining us in Saint Petersburg Florida until then we are in good hands with Mr. Dovas I think folks will be surprised! See ya all soon!🤘🏽”