Fan-filmed video footage of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT performing in Bamberg, Germany (on February 25) and Stockholm, Sweden (on February 28) as part of the "Priest Feast" tour with JUDAS PRIEST and MEGADETH can be viewed below.
Prosthetic Records has set an April 14 release date for "Live at Eindhoven '87", a complete recording of TESTAMENT's performance at the 1987 edition of the Dynamo Open Air festival. A metal history lesson of the highest order, "Live at Eindhoven '87" sees the group's original lineup — vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson, bassist Greg Christian, and drummer Louie Clemente — at their absolute hungriest.
In addition to recently re-releasing TESTAMENT's 1997 album "Demonic" — hailed as "the most evil-sounding album of their career" (AMG) — and 1999's "The Gathering" (praised by Metal Hammer as the most important metal album of the late '90s), as well as the 2001 re-recordings collection "First Strike Still Deadly", Prosthetic has also just reissued "Demonic" and "The Gathering" on gatefold, etched double-vinyl. Strictly limited to 1,000 copies each, each pressing also includes 100 colored LPs (gold for "The Gathering", red for "Demonic").
TESTAMENT will play its classic first two albums — "The Legacy" and "The New Order" — for one night only at Islington Academy in London, England on March 25. This unique "Metal Hammer Presents..." event will showcase the face-melting albums that kick-started the TESTAMENT story and helped create a monumental legacy that now stretches over 25 years. The set is also set to include a neck-cracking encore that will be drawn from the very best of the rest of the band's back catalog, possibly including cuts from the group's 2008 Metal Hammer Golden Gods "Album Of The Year", "The Formation Of Damnation".
"D.N.R." in Bamberg, Germany:
"Into The Pit" in Stockholm, Sweden: