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

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 »


TESTAMENT Releases Music Video for “The Pale King”

Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT released their 11th album, Brotherhood Of The Snake, this past Friday via Nuclear Blast. Today, they have released a music video for the brand new song “The Pale King”, below. The hi-tech clip was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (SLAYER, DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM) for Videohammer Studios. “Secret societies, unknown other… Read more »


TESTAMENT Launch Cover Artwork Countdown

Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT, has launched the countdown for the unveiling of the cover art for their upcoming 12th album, The Brotherhood Of The Snake, which will be released on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. See the first part of the art pictured here. To see more of the record’s cover, make sure to check the… Read more »


TESTAMENT Announce Title And Release Date For Upcoming Album

Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT have announce the title and release date of the band’s upcoming 12th album. The Brotherhood Of The Snake will be released on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The record was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and is currently being mixed and mastered by well-known… Read more »


KING PARROT announce European tour with SOULFLY and reveal tour poster

Australian thrash metal/punk rock mob, KING PARROT, have announced that they will be returning to Europe this winter, for what will be their biggest tour of the continent yet. After a triumphant run of the North American and Australian circuit, KING PARROT will be touring Europe as direct support to legendary metallers SOULFLY in January,… Read more »


SLAYER – 2016 Winter N.A. Tour Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA – Thursday, December 3, 2015 – In support of Repentless, the band’s 12th studio album and its career-highest chart debut, Slayer will launch 2016 by pillaging and marauding its way across North America, headlining some two-dozen dates over a five-week period.  With Special Guests Testament and Carcass on all dates, the tour starts on February… Read more »


THE NEW FEAR FACTORY ALBUM, GENEXUS; STREET DATE AUGUST 7TH!

With Genexus, Fear Factory forges a new hyper-alloy of sound, extreme and idea. “We wanted to create a new hybrid,” states guitarist and founding songwriter, Dino Cazares. “Something that summed up every aspect of who we are. Musically. Lyrically. You can hear the organic, the technological; the past and the future.  It’s the next evolution… Read more »