Testament

Testament

Testament was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s. Originally formed as `Legacy` in 1983 by founding members Eric Peterson (rhythm guitar), Derrick Ramirez (guitar) and Louie Clemente (drums), the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza and Greg Christian (bass). Ramirez was later replaced by wunderkind Alex Skolnick (lead guitar). Souza soon departed to join Exodus and suggested that the towering Chuck Billy take over as frontman(and was later run over by a bus).

Vintage Magazines with Testament

Screamer Magazine July 1993

Screamer Magazine July 1993
Issue: July 1993. Featuring: Alice In Chains and Anthrax. Also Included Infectious Grooves, In Living Colour, Enuff Znuff, Pigface, Kreator, Nuclear Assault, Dismember, T-Ride, Arcade and Much More.

Screamer Magazine March 1993

Screamer Magazine March 1993
Issue: March 1993. Featuring: Ted Nugent and Dave Mustaine. Also Included Arcade, Stone Temple Pilots, Biohazard, DRI, Fear Factory, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Much More.

Screamer Magazine January 1993

Screamer Magazine January 1993
Issue: January 1993. Featuring: Pearl Jam, White Zombie and Slaughter. Also Included 24-7 Spyz, Blind Melon, Every Mother's Nightmare, Heavy Bones, Skid Row, Warrior Soul, Cathedral, Flotsam and Jetsam, Solitude Aeturnus, Babylon AD and Much More.

Screamer Magazine November 1992

Screamer Magazine November 1992
Issue: November 1992. Featuring: Megadeath. Also Included Alice In Chains, Bad 4 Good, Bang Tango, Blues Saraceno, Firehouse, Tora Tora, Warrant, Testament, Decide, Exodus and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1992

Screamer Magazine September 1992
Issue: September 1992. Featuring: Slaughter. Also Included Babylon AD, Black Sabbath, Faster Pussycat, House of Lords, Iron Maiden, Killer Dwarfs, King's X, L7, Little Caesar, Lynch Mob, Soundgarden, Pantera, Body Count, Cro-Mags, White Zombie and Much More.

Screamer Magazine August 1992

Screamer Magazine August 1992
Issue: August 1992. Featuring: Def Leppard. Also Included Electric Boys, Electric Love Hogs, Kiss, LA Guns, Love/Hate, Roxy Blue, Slamming Gladys, Slaughter, Tora Tora, Ugly Kid Joe, Unruly Child, Wolfsbane and Much More

Screamer Magazine March 1992

Screamer Magazine March 1992
Issue: March 1992. Featuring: Soundgarden. Also Included Agnostic Front, Cannibal Corpse, DAD, Giant, GWAR, Infectious Grooves, Little Angles, Ugly Kid Joe, Yngwie Malmasteen, The Storm, Monkey Paw, Pantera and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1991

Screamer Magazine September 1991
Issue: September 1991. Featuring: LA Guns. Also Included Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Armored Saint, Dangerous Toys, Nuclear Assault, Overkill, Screaming Jets, Suicidal Tendencies, The Scream, White Trash, XYZ and Much More

Screamer Magazine March 1991

Screamer Magazine March 1991
Issue: March 1991. Featuring: Great White. Also Included Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Anthrax, LA Guns, Armored Saint, Loudness, Suicidal Tendencies, Throbs, Trixter, Lynch Mob and Much More

Screamer Magazine February 1991

Screamer Magazine February 1991
Issue: February 1991. Featuring: David Lee Roth. Also included Dark Angel, Motorhead, Saigon Kick, Slayer, Testament, Warrant and Much More.

Articles with Testament

TESTAMENT Release Fifth & Final Titans Of Creation Video Trailer: Gene In His True Element (Watch)

Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT unleashed their new thunder to the masses in the form of their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band release the fifth and final trailer for their multi-part series examining each member in their respective element. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to spend a day in the life with… Read more »


TESTAMENT – Titans of Creation

For the superstitiously inclined, 13 is a somewhat plagued number.  For Testament it stands for another landmark album of loud, Bay Area thrash with a namesake defining longevity, with time speaking for them. Their new onslaught incorporates all major earth bound elements, staying loyal to traditional ingredients while tossing some new additives into the eternal-bubbling… Read more »


TESTAMENT Release Third Titans Of Creation Video Trailer: Eric In His Element (Fire) watch

The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans Of Creation which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation.The band launched… Read more »


Testament Release Video Visualizer For Second Single, “Children Of The Next Level” (watch)

The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans Of Creation which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases the second single entitled, “Children Of The Next Level“. Watch the visualizer here: Chuck Billy comments, “To all our Testament… Read more »


TESTAMENT Release Second Titans Of Creation Video Trailer: Steve In His Element (Earth)

The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans Of Creation which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in TESTAMENT  represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation.The band… Read more »


TESTAMENT Announce New Album Titans Of Creation & Release Music Video For “Night Of The Witch” (watch)

The time has arrived for legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT to unleash new thunder to the masses and reveal their thirteenth studio album: Titans Of Creation which will be released on April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases the lyric video for the first single, “Night Of The Witch” here:  Chuck Billy comments, “It has been months… Read more »


SLAYER Plays Last So Cal Date Ever at FivePoint Amphitheatre

Slayer made their second stop, and their last ever Southern California appearance at FivePoint Amphitheatre on May 11th.  Slayer is the first of the “big four” of thrash metal to declare their exit from recording and touring.  At the conclusion of this tour, the equipment will be packed away and an exclamation point will be placed at the end of… Read more »


Photos – TESTAMENT Live! – FivePoint Amphitheatre

Photos – TESTAMENT Live! – FivePoint Amphitheatre CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.


TESTAMENT – Thrashes Cincinnati with SEPULTURA, PRONG…

The Brotherhood of the Snake came to Bogarts in Cincinnati, OH Saturday, April 29 as Testament brought a show full of new material, classics, favorites and some rare oddities.  Prong and Sepultura helped turn the venue into a hot, sweaty mess with Germany’s Dying Gorgeous Lies’ second night of the U.S. tour. In the vein… Read more »


Testament – Bay Area Brotherhood

Their legacy began in the early ‘80’s, stomping Bay Area stages and speakers with aggressive riffs and the imposing earth shaking roar of vocalist Chuck Billy, laying the groundwork with fellow forefathers Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Death Angel and other hallowed company that would become thrash metal.  When MTV was in the cradle and social media… Read more »


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