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 Parts Way With Bassist and Announce Replacement

Legendary Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have released the following statement: “It is with much respect that we announce our mutual parting with bassist Greg Christian. Metal fretless bass pioneer Steve Di Giorgio will be returning to TESTAMENT. Steve previously was a member of TESTAMENT on The Gathering (1999) as well as First Strike Still Deadly (2001). He… Read more »


Testament Vocalist Chuck Billy Added to Metal Masters 5!

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy has been added to the fifth installment of the successful “Metal Masters” clinic series, which has been growing since it started four years ago. Billy will perform three or four songs at the clinic when it returns later this month with what promises to be its most impressive concert to date. “Metal Masters 5” will… Read more »


Machine Head: “Robb Flynn & Friends” Benefit Concert Announced

Members of MACHINE HEAD, METALLICA, SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SUICIDE SILENCE, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN, SPIRALARMS and RUBBLE will perform classic songs by BLACK SABBATH as part of an all-star tribute band that will headline the “Robb Flynn & Friends” benefit concert on Friday, January 17 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California. FORBIDDEN and SPIRALARMS… Read more »


TESTAMENT Release 2nd Video Track from “Dark Roots of Thrash” DVD

Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans TESTAMENT’s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, NY this past February, will be made available on October 18 (Europe), October 21 (UK) and October 29 (North America) via Nuclear Blast! In the meantime check out “Native Blood”, the 2nd song taken from… Read more »


TESTAMENT Video Track from “Dark Roots of Thrash” DVD Released

Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans TESTAMENT’s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, NY this past February, will be made available on October 11th (Europe) and October 15th (North America) via Nuclear Blast! In the meantime, check out the song “Rise Up” taken from the upcoming DVD here… Read more »


TESTAMENT Release DVD/CD Details on “Dark Roots of Thrash”

Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans TESTAMENT’s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, NY this past February, will be made available on October 11th (Europe) and October 15th (North America) via Nuclear Blast! Dark Roots Of Thrash was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH… Read more »


Testament To Support Lamb Of God & Killswitch Engage On North American Tour

It’s been a year since TESTAMENT’s Dark Roots Of Earth debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and marked the highest U.S. first week sales ever for a Nuclear Blast artist.  Since then, these Bay Area thrash metal legends have shown absolutely no signs of slowing down. This fall, TESTAMENT will be… Read more »


TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy Honored by California State Assembly

Yesterday, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) honored Chuck Billy, an Antioch resident and the vocalist for Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT, on the State Assembly floor for the positive influence he has made in the Native American community and on the general public. On January 14, 2013, Chuck Billy earned the distinction as the first… Read more »


TESTAMENT: “Record Store Day” Meet & Greet at Rasputin Records in Bay Area

To celebrate record store day and the release of the limited edition TESTAMENT 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 TESTAMENT will be appearing at Rasputin Music in Berkeley, CA at 4pm on April 20th! Come… Read more »


Testament To Co-Headline Scion Rock Fest 2013

TESTAMENT will co-headline this year’s edition of the SCION ROCK FEST on June 1st in Memphis, Tennessee. This annual, all-day FREE event has become a highly-anticipated tradition that brings together both metal legends and newcomers in a different U.S. city each year. TESTAMENT label mates MUNICIPAL WASTE and ARSIS are among the over 30 acts… Read more »


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