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Testament-Dark-Roots-of-the-EarthTo celebrate record store day and the release of the limited edition 7″ picture disc  featuring a cover of the SCORPIONS’ “Animal Magnetism” and a cover of IRON MAIDEN‘s “Powerslave”, Chuck Billy, Eric Peterson and Greg Christian of will be appearing at Rasputin Music in Berkeley, CA at 4pm on April 20th! Come on down and get your limited edition 7″ as well as their latest full-length release autographed by the guys. Fans can bring up to 3 items in addition to be signed by Chuck, Eric and Greg as well! Share the Facebook event and check out the details below.

April 20th, RECORD STORE DAY @ 4pm
Rasputin Music
2401 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

, 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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