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 December 1989

Screamer Magazine December 1989
Issue: December 1989. Featuring: Whitesnake. Also Included Bad English, Britny Fox, Dirty Looks, Mr. Big, Princess Pang, Raging Slab, Scorpions, Shark Island, Stage Dolls, Voivod, Wolfsbane and Much More.

Screamer Magazine November 1989

Screamer Magazine November 1989
Issue: November 1989. Featuring: Aerosmith. Also Included Annihilator, Child's Play, Dogs D' Amour, Forbidden, Icon, King Diamond, Kreator, Mike Monroe, MX Machine, Pretty Boy Floyd, Shotgun Messiah, Steve Jones, Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys, Testament, Wolfsbane and Much More.

Screamer Magazine October 1989

Screamer Magazine October 1989
Issue: October 1989. Featuring: LA Guns. Also Included Winger, Mr. Big, Tora Tora, Dangerous Toys, Vain, MSG, Sea Hags, Loudness, Dirty Looks, Killer Dwarfs, Cats in Boots, Kings X, D.A.D.S, Nuclear Assault, Annihilator, Queir Boys, Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys and Much More

Screamer Magazine September 1989

Screamer Magazine September 1989
Issue: September 1989. Featuring: White Lion. Also Included Badlands, Testament, Jason Bonham, Stage Dolls, Bang Tango, Death Angel, Silent Rage, Guardian, Babylon and Much More

Screamer Magazine December 1988

Screamer Magazine December 1988
Issue: December 1988. Featuring: Quiet Riot. Also Included Pretty Boy Floyd, Animal, The Word, Precious Metal, Nuclear Assault 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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