Metal Mark of SkullsNBones.com conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT on May 30, 2009 prior to the band's concert in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch the eight-minute chat below.On May 2, TESTAMENT kicked off its first North American headlining tour in support of 2008's critically acclaimed "The Formation of Damnation". The trek also features UNEARTH and LAZARUS A.D. For the tour, TESTAMENT is offering special VIP packages that include meet-and-greet opportunities, access to soundcheck, collectible laminate, an autographed poster, TESTAMENT music skins, a limited edition TESTAMENT messenger bag, and a chance to win a Dean Guitars Eric Peterson signature "Old Skull V" and TESTAMENT Darkstar skateboard. Alex Skolnick will make an appearance at the National Guitar Workshop between June 27 and July 2 in McLean, Virginia. The National Guitar Workshop is dedicated to bringing the best in music education to guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers and vocalists regardless of style of music or level of ability. The NGW acclaimed faculty and world-renowned guest artists, combined with highly developed courses and supportive learning environment, foster meaningful experiences through performance instruction, jamming and master classes. For more information, click here.