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 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 »


Live Photos of Testament at the Trocadero Theatre

Live Photos of Testament at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa on February 13, 2013 http://www.testamentlegions.com/ http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions https://twitter.com/testamentband


TESTAMENT to Film Huntington, NY Show for DVD/CD Release!

Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, will record their show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY this Friday February the 15th for an upcoming DVD/CD release! The band is calling on their fans attending this event to make this the craziest TESTAMENT show ever caught on camera! If you’re in the area or willing to make the trek, be… Read more »


Testament Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since their phenomenal chart success with their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world renowned OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM,… Read more »


TESTAMENT Announce Shows in Japan w/ DEATH ANGEL & DESTRUCTION!

Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have scheduled two exclusive shows in Japan alongside thrash titans DESTRUCTION and DEATH ANGEL. The event will take place on March 9th and 10th of 2013 at Club Citta in Kawasak-Shi, Japan. Fans can pre-reserve tickets starting December 8th at the following link http://clubcitta.co.jp/ticket. Tickets go on sale everywhere… Read more »


TESTAMENT Announce U.S. Headlining Tour!

Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since their phenomenal chart success with their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best thrash metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world renowned OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM,… Read more »


Testament Announces More European Tour Dates!

Bay area thrash legend’s TESTAMENT have announced several European tour dates planned for this November/December. The appearances include re-booked shows that had to be rescheduled due to drummer Gene Hoglan’s commitments with his other band DETHKLOK. “The LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK U.S. tour had to be canceled and DETHKLOK re-booked some shows. This has… Read more »


Testament: “Native Blood” Screening At American Indian Film Festival

The Native American Film Institute will be holding the 37th annual American Indian Film Festival this November 2 – 10 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA. The event will include a screening of Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT’s “Native Blood” music video. Attendees can catch the showing on Friday, November… Read more »


Testament – Dark Roots of Earth

Thrash metal titans Testament,  first emerged from the bay area in the early 1980’s playing alongside acts like Exodus and the highly successful Metallica. Despite their long history in the metal scene, the guys in Testament still haven’t missed a beat, and this album stands as testimony. Their latest studio release, Dark Roots of Earth,… Read more »


Anthrax-Testament-Death Angel 2nd U.S. Tour Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA – Monday, December 5, 2011 — Following what can only be described as the Rock’n’Roll comeback story of 2011, Anthrax will kick off 2012 with round two of a U.S. co-headline tour with fellow thrash titans, Testament. The dozen-plus dates that come on the heels of the bands’ five-week Fall trek that… Read more »


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