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Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have scheduled two exclusive shows in Japan alongside thrash titans DESTRUCTION and DEATH ANGEL. The event will take place on March 9th and 10th of 2013 at Club Citta in Kawasak-Shi, Japan. Fans can pre-reserve tickets starting December 8th at the following link Tickets go on sale everywhere on Saturday December 22. For further information visit

3/9 Club Citta – Kawasak-Shi, Japan
3/10 Club Citta -Kawasak-Shi,Japan

TESTAMENT are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since their phenomenal chart success with their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world renowned OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, as well as Australian thrashers 4ARM.

VIP packages are now available for each show but will be on a limited basis per gig. Act now before they’re all gone!

VIP ticket packages will include the following:
*Meet and Greet with members of TESTAMENT.
* Photos with  members of TESTAMENT.
* Special VIP collector pass.
* 8×10 photo of TESTAMENT.
* 1 Merchandise item.
* Discount Coupon for online shopping.
* VIP purchasers will receive a raffle ticket. Two lucky raffle winners per show will get to watch a portion of TESTAMENT‘ s set side stage with the opportunity to sing background vocals on “Into The Pit!”
* All VIP purchasers will be in an end of the tour drawing for a signature Eric Peterson Dean guitar signed by TESTAMENT.

1/30 The Filmore – San Francisco, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
1/31 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
2/1 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ* (BUY TICKETS)
2/2 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA* (BUY TICKETS)
2/4 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM* (BUY TICKETS)
2/5 Emo’s – Austin, TX (BUY TICKETS)
2/6 House of Blues – Houston, TX (BUY TICKETS)
2/7 House of Blues – Dallas, TX (BUY TICKETS)
2/9 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA (BUY TICKETS)
2/10 The Filmore – Charlotte, NC (BUY TICKETS)
2/12 The Filmore – Silver Spring, MO (BUY TICKETS)
2/13 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA (BUY TICKETS)
2/14 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY (BUY TICKETS)
2/15 The Paramount – Huntington, NY (BUY TICKETS)
2/16 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (BUY TICKETS)
2/17 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY (BUY TICKETS)
2/18 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON (BUY TICKETS)
2/20 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH (BUY TICKETS)
2/21 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI (BUY TICKETS)
2/22 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI (BUY TICKETS)
2/23 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN (BUY TICKETS)
2/25 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO (BUY TICKETS)
2/26 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT (BUY TICKETS)
2/27 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV (BUY TICKETS)
2/28 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA (BUY TICKETS)

* – Denotes FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will not be playing

TESTAMENT recently took home the award for “best music video” at the American Indian Film Festival for their clip for the track “Native Blood!” The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, CA. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, STAIND).

The American Indian Film Festival recognizes outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments from Native media makers and talent. The Festival also provides an opportunity for filmmakers, tribes, media and public audiences to come together and share in the creative experience and celebrate cinematic accomplishment. For more information visit

TESTAMENT scanned 20,720 copies of their new album Dark Roots of Earth in its first week of sales in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their highest first week sales since the inception of SoundScan. This also marks the highest first week sales for a Nuclear Blast artist yet.

Dark Roots of Earth was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident Studios. Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others, provided the cover artwork.

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