Watch Testament Perform “Over The Wall” With Exodus Frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza In Boston, MA

During their May 2 show at the House Of Blues In Boston, MA, Testament were joined onstage by Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza for a performance of “Over The Wall.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. Notably, Souza used to perform “Over The Wall” during his stint in the pre-Testament band Legacy. The latest performance was part of Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel’s “Bay Strikes Back” tour, which was recently extended.

[via Blabbermouth]

Original Testament Drummer Louie Clemente Attends The Band’s Huntington, NY Show

Original Testament drummer Louie Clemente attended the band’s May 5 show at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Guitarist Alex Skolnick shared the below photo of Clemente hanging with the band’s current drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel Add Second North American Leg To “The Bay Strikes Back Tour”

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have added another North American leg to their “Bay Strikes Back Tour.” You can find the new dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
09/10 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/12 Wichita, KS -Cotillion
09/13 Kansas City, MO – Truman
09/15 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/16 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/18 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
09/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/21 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09/22 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
09/23 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
09/26 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
09/27 Albany, NY – Empire Live
09/28 Portland, ME – State Theatre
09/30 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
10/01 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/06 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
10/08 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
10/10 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
10/12 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/14 Reno, NV – Cargo
10/15 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic

Several members of the bands commented:

Testament’s Chuck Billy:

“We’ve all been having a killer time playing a lot of sold out shows for die hard metal fans across the US and we wanna keep the party rolling!”

Testament’s Eric Peterson:

“We’re so excited to do a second leg of Bay Strikes Back Tour into Canada- Its been a ling time coming and now things are starting to gel with Dave. We will be adding some newer songs and some older ones too into the set METAL!”

Exodus’ Gary Holt:

“This tour has been so raging, so crushing, what do we do to follow it up? We do it again! Exodus will be joining Testament and Death Angel for another round of The Bay Strikes Back Tour in the US! Hitting some major markets and also Canada! More Brutality on tap for all, come join the violence!”

Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda:

“I can’t begin to tell all of you how excited Death Angel is that this AMAZING tour has been extended with a second leg of North American dates! Night after night all three bands see how amazing the crowd reactions have been and we as band members are also so appreciative that we’re back doing what we love doing most of all! Playing music and exchanging energy with the most passionate fans of all! Thrash Metal Fans! The Bay Strike Back Tour is extending it’s endless reach! See you on the road!!”

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante To Release Rush Tribute EP “Moving Pitchers” On Record Store Day

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has announced that he will be releasing a new Rush tribute EP, titled “Moving Pitchers,” as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 23). The effort features past quarantine covers that were recorded with Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, Suicidal Tendencies bassist Roberto “Ra” Díaz, Crobot vocalist Brandon Yeagley, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra keyboardist Mee Eun Kim. Here’s the track listing:

01. “Subdivisions” (feat. Diaz, Skolnick, Yeagly, and Kim)
02. “Red Barchetta” (feat. Diaz, Skolnick, and Yeagly)
03. “Freewill” (feat. Diaz, Skolnick, and Yeagly)
04. “La Villa Strangiato” (feat. Diaz and Skolnick)
05. “YYZ” (feat. Diaz and Skolnick)

Testament’s Chuck Billy On Upcoming Solo Album: “I Wanna Do Something That Has The Vibe Of The Old Vinyl Records”

During an appearance on the “Let There Be Talk” podcast, Testament’s Chuck Billy talked a bit about his upcoming solo album. The singer says he wants to “do something that has the vibe of the old vinyl records.”

Billy said the following:

“I started talking about it and recruiting guitar players to write songs for me, to put together a record. And the first thing I tell ’em is I don’t want it to be a TESTAMENT record; I don’t want it to be heavy and thrash. I wanna do something that has the vibe of the old vinyl records, when you’re doing it the one take, the big, clean, dry rock sound, where you can hear every instrument and not have sampled kicks and sampled everything under the sun and just have it real raw. I wanna do that. I wanna put it on and [have it] sound like an old UFO record or THIN LIZZY record or something.”

He also added:

“I think I have about six guitar players I spoke to so far to [help me] write — anywhere from Gary Holt [EXODUS, SLAYER] to Mark Morton from LAMB OF GOD. I even chatted with Joe Bonamassa. Just all kinds of different guys. And it’s always just, ‘Just write something that’s not me.’ I wanna be challenged. I want it to rock. I want it just to have that old feel.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Former Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Joins Testament

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.) has officially joined Testament as their new drummer. He will be replacing Gene Hoglan, who exited the band earlier this year.

Lombardo said the following:

“This is a long-awaited reunion that was bound to happen. Once upon a time, we created a thrash masterpiece. I have no doubt that our musical chemistry will pick up exactly where we left off. I love the Testament family and am very excited to be joining them once again. Pure brutality awaits.”

Frontman Chuck Billy added:

“I’ll state the obvious, We are more than overwhelmed to welcome back Dave Lombardo to play drums with Testament. We are so excited to share the stage again with Lombardo. Dave added immense power when he joined the band for The Gathering (release), and we are ecstatic to see what new flavor he will bring back to Testament.”

Guitarist Eric Peterson also commented:

“Having Dave Lombardo join us again feels like we are picking up where unfinished business had left off. There is a silver lining to every cloud and working again with Dave calls for us to celebrate with our horns held high!”

Watch Mastodon, Anthrax, Municipal Waste, Etc. Members Cover Judas Priest’s “Screaming For Vengeance”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Brann Dailor (Mastodon, Arcadea), Nili Brosh (Danny Elfman, Dethklok), Jonathan Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), Phil “LandPhil” Hall (Municipal Waste), and Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, ex-Testament) for a cover of Judas Priest’s “Screaming For Vengeance.” You can check that out below:

Shadow Of Intent Share Claymation Video For “Blood In The Sands Of Time” Featuring Testament’s Chuck Billy

Shadow Of Intent have shared a claymation video for their song “Blood In The Sands Of Time.” This track features Testament’s Chuck Billy and it appears on the band’s latest album “Elegy.” The group commented:

“We are beyond excited to share this new claymation video for ‘Blood in the Sands of Time.’ This is the band’s collective favorite song of the album and we can’t thank Shayne Minott enough for bringing this vision to life with his unique style.”

Testament Announce Summer European Tour

Testament have announced a summer European tour. Exodus, Sepultura, Heathen, and Death Angel will join them on select dates.

Tour Dates:

07/09 Ballenstedt, GER – Rock Harz Festival
07/10 Vizovice, CZE – Masters Of Rock
07/11 Krakow, POL – Studio (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
07/12 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery (feat. Sepultura, Exodus, Death Angel & Heathen)
07/14 Neukirchen-Vluyn, GER – Dong Open Air
07/16 Leoben, AUT – Area 53 Festival
07/17 Cremona, ITA – Luppolo in Rock
07/19 Rome, ITA – Rock In Roma (feat. Exodus, Death Angel & Heathen)
07/21 Fritzlar, GER – Rock am Stuck
07/23 Plovdiv, BUL – Hills Of Rock
07/24 Sibiu, ROM – Art Mania
07/26 Tolmin, SLO – Metaldays
07/29 Vagos, POR – Vagos Metalfest
07/30 Burgos, SPA – Anden 56 (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
07/31 Pamplona, SPA – Totem (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/03 Malaga, SPA – Paris 15 (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/04 Villena, SPA – Leyendas del Rock
08/05 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/06 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/09 Bordeaux, FRA – Rocher de Palmer (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/12 Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Festival
08/13 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/14 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/16 Innsbruck, GER – Music Hall (feat. Exodus & Heathen)
08/17 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/19 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival
08/20 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo Metalfest
08/21 St. Nolff, FRA – Motocultor