TESTAMENT: Classic Albums To Be Reissued With New Artwork

TESTAMENT: Classic Albums To Be Reissued With New Artwork

Five classic albums from San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT will be re-released on November 17 via Nuclear Blast.

Albums being reissued:

* "Live At The Fillmore" (1995)
* "Demonic" (1997)
* "The Gathering" (1999) (remastered by Andy Sneap)
* "First Strike Still Deadly" (2001)
* "Live At Eindhoven '87" (2009)

Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: "I'm super stoked that Nuclear Blast, 'the best metal label on earth,' is re-releasing the rebirth of TESTAMENT era featuring 'Demonic' and 'The Gathering'. These two albums brought us back to life with ultra-heavy and unrelenting fury and melody. Also '87's live classic in full, 'Live In Eindhoven', and re-recordings of our classics, 'First Strike Still Deadly'. These classic records feature revamped art to boot that are unapologetic to their themes as they were."

Added vocalist Chuck Billy: "I am more than excited to have Nuclear Blast re-release part of our catalog that has been in need of a good home. Nuclear Blast has taken these albums in and will help TESTAMENT bring something killer to our fans."

The reissues of all five albums will feature stunning new artwork by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, KREATOR, HATEBREED) and be released both as digipak CD and on black vinyl. "Demonic", "The Gathering" and "First Strike Still Deadly" will also released on silver vinyl (Nuclear Blast mailorder exclusive)

Pre-order your copies here.

TESTAMENT's latest album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake", was released last October via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also handled the art for the TESTAMENT's previous album, 2012's "Dark Roots Of Earth", and worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM in the past.

"Brotherhood Of The Snake" was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by British metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH).

Billy recently told Metal Wani that TESTAMENT's goal is to release the follow-up to "Brotherhood Of The Snake" in 2018.

TESTAMENT will embark on a European tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from ANNIHILATOR and DEATH ANGEL.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).