TESTAMENT Release Fifth “In-Studio” Video!

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Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have released part 5 in a series of videos chronicling the making of their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. Check out drummer Gene Hoglan discussing the songwriting and recording process here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLvB2LdBejM.

In-studio video Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VDEzxQ2uiM In-studio video Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fjdhnWLwew In-studio video Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kT8OK4aQ2k In-studio video Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUKdV_EErXM

TESTAMENT recently released part one of two ‘behind the scenes’ clips for “Native Blood” music video. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGitAOIOqg.

Listen to the “Native Blood” track and pre-order Dark Roots of Earth by visiting http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Testament/10177.

Vote for the band to be on the next cover of Hails and Horns Magazine here http://www.hailsandhorns.com/featuresandinterviews/vote-for-the-cover-band-of-hails-and-horns-issue-27.

TESTAMENT recently launched a contest around their new album Dark Roots of Earth where fans can win a chance to see the band for free in their town! How does it work? It’s simple. When you pre-order the new album from the NB USA / CM Distro web shop, e-mail us at mail@nuclearblastusa.com (E-mail Subject must read: TESTAMENT – Radio Contest Entry) and include your name, order confirmation number AND the radio station name where you heard the new TESTAMENT single, “True American Hate.”

If your local radio station receives the most entries, the band will be coming to your town to play a show! Best of all, anyone who submitted their valid contest entry for the winning station will also receive FREE entry into the show!

Open to USA residents only. Contest ends 7/30/12. Winning radio station / city will be selected on 8/03/12.

Fans can also use the following splash page to spread the word about the contest to their friends http://media.nuclearblast.de/bands/Splash/testament/droe/radiocontest.html.

Dark Roots Of Earth, the band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album, is due out on July 31st in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. It’s the group’s first release in over four years following 2008’s critically acclaimed, The Formation Of Damnation. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident Studios. Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others, provided the cover artwork.

Dark Roots Of Earth CD/DVD track listing: 01. Rise Up 02. Native Blood 03. Dark Roots Of Earth 04. True American Hate 05. A Day In The Death 06. Cold Embrace 07. Man Kills Mankind 08. Throne Of Thorns 09. Last Stand For Independence

Bonus: 10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover) 11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover) 12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover) 13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version) + Bonus DVD

Dark Roots Of Earth vinyl track listing: Side A: 01. Rise Up 02. Native Blood 03. Dark Roots Of Earth

Side B: 04. True American Hate 05. A Day In The Death 06. Cold Embrace

Side C: 07. Man Kills Mankind 08. Throne Of Thorns 09. Last Stand For Independence

Side D (Bonus): 10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover) 11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover) 12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

TESTAMENT recently wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with director, Mike Sloat. The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. last weekend. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151823567205332.866192.23598655331&type=1.

TESTAMENT has also revealed several co-headlining tour-dates with fellow American thrash metal greats, ANTHRAX, in support of the summer release. The September run will feature DEATH ANGEL in support, and is slated to kick off on Sept. 14thin Sacramento, Calif. A list of all confirmed dates can be seen below.

TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, DEATH ANGEL 9/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades 9/15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre 9/16 – Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center (Kennewick) 9/17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory 9/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at The Market 9/20 – Vancouver, BC – CANADA @ Vogue Theater 9/21 – Calgary, AB – CANADA @ MacEwan Hall 9/22 – Edmonton, AB – CANADA @ Edmonton Event Centre 9/24 – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA @ Odeon Event Center 9/25 – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA @ Burton Cummings Theatre 9/29 – Toronto, ON – CANADA @ Danforth Music Hall 9/30 – Quebec City, QC – CANADA @ Capitole du Quebec 10/02 – Montreal, QC – CANADA @ Metropolis 10/03 – Portland, ME @ State Theater 10/05 – Montclair, NJ@ Wellmont Theatre

TESTAMENT is: Chuck Billy – Vocals Eric Peterson – Guitar Alex Skolnick – Guitar Greg Christian – Bass Gene Hoglan – Drums

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