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 January 1991

Screamer Magazine January 1991
Issue: January 1991. Featuring: Tesla. Also Included Scorpions, Slaughter, Damn Yankees, Death Angel, Heaven's Edge, Rhino Bucket, Sweet F.A., Vio Lance and Much More.

Screamer Magazine December 1990

Screamer Magazine December 1990
Issue: December 1990. Featuring: Cinderella. Also Included Bang Tango, Extreme, Jet Boy, Eyes, Lynch Mob, Nevada Beach, Sepultura, Two Bit Thief, Annihilator and Much More.

Screamer Magazine November 1990

Screamer Magazine November 1990
Issue: November 1990. Featuring: Ratt. Also Included Robert Plant, Winger, Testament, Helix, House of Lords, Deep Purple and Much More.

Screamer Magazine October 1990

Screamer Magazine October 1990
Issue: October 1990. Featuring: Judas Priest. Also Included Alice in Chains, Slayer, Don Dokken, Electric Boys, Gypsy Rose, Riverdogs, Spread Eagle, Trouble Tribe and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1990

Screamer Magazine September 1990
Issue: September 1990. Featuring: Anthrax. Also Included Every Mother's Nightmare, Queensryche, Vixen, Annihilator, Cry Wolf, Mother Love Bone, Savatage, Shy England, Yngwie Malmsteen and Much More.

Screamer Magazine August 1990

Screamer Magazine August 1990
Issue: August 1990. Featuring: Slaughter. Also Included Skid Row, Whitesnake, Every Mother's Nightmare, Extreme, Danger Danger, Cold Sweat, Forbidden, Kings of the Sun, Scatterbrain and Much More.

Screamer Magazine July 1990

Screamer Magazine July 1990
Issue: July 1990. Featuring: Poison. Also Included Bruce Dickinson, Soundgarden, D'Molls, Atrophy, Electric Boys, Forced Entry, Little Caesar, Lost Boys, Riverdogs, Shark Island, Y&T and Much More.

Screamer Magazine June 1990

Screamer Magazine June 1990
Issue: June 1990. Featuring: Damn Yankees. Also Included Kiss, Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Ratt, Whitesnake, Britny Fox, Trixter, Faith No More, Atrophy, Badlands, Bonham, Child's Play, Hurricane, Sleeze Beez, The Big F, Vicious Rumors, XYZ and Much More.

Screamer Magazine May 1990

Screamer Magazine May 1990
Issue: May 1990. Featuring: Faster Pussycat. Also Included Alice Cooper, Bang Tango, Flotsam and Jetsam, Sacred Reich, Ace Frehley, Balaam and the Angle, Bonham, Circus of Power, Company of Wolves, Death Angel, Dogs D' Amour, Doro Pesch, Enuff Z' Nuff, Stevie Salas and Much More

Screamer Magazine January 1990

Screamer Magazine January 1990
Issue: January 1990. Featuring: The Cult. Also Included Kiss, LA Guns, Mr. Big, Tora Tora, Dangerous Toys, Lord Tracy, Mike Monroe, Raging Slab, Testament, Tim Karr, Voivod, XYZ and Much More.

Articles with Testament

Testament Announces Second Leg of The Bay Strikes Back Tour with Exodus and Death Angel

In celebration of the return of Drummer Dave Lombardo and Live concerts returning – Testament announces the second leg of the unrelenting and legendary Bay Strikes Back Tour lineup featuring Testament with Exodus and Special Guests Death Angel. “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… Read more »


Radio Promo Powerhouse Skateboard Marketing Ltd. Celebrates 30th Anniversary

New York-based radio promotion powerhouse Skateboard Marketing Ltd., headed by music industry veteran Munsey Ricci, is celebrating its 30th anniversary of taking heavy metal and hard rock music to the airwaves. “It’s been 30 years already,” Ricci says. “Time seems to fly when you’re having fun. I’ve been blessed and graced to have the opportunity to… Read more »


Testament Vocalist Chuck Billy Lends Voice to Megaforce Records Founder Jon Zazula’s Audible Release of “Heavy Tales” Book

Iconic Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, who graciously penned the foreword to Megaforce Records founder Jon Zazula’s Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived by Jon Zazula, also lends his voice to the upcoming Audible edition’s foreword, available today in as exclusive preview. Listen to Billy’s excerpt from Heavy Tales today via Consequence… Read more »


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 »


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