TESTAMENT have posted the following update via their official web site:"[Vocalist] Chuck [Billy] recently went in for a follow-up with his thoracic oncologist and was given a clean bill of health! Though there are few remaining pieces of tumor in his system, blood tests show low numbers in which they feel there is no reason for concern. Chuck's damaged heart valve and vein has healed itself, so he will not have to undergo corrective/replacement surgery. Chuck continues to get stronger everyday and will soon be raring to go! As you've heard, Chuck is working on his side-project with [bassist] Steve DiGiorgio and [SADUS frontman] Darren Travis. "[Guitarist] Eric Peterson is still busy writing new material for the next TESTAMENT CD. It is taking a little more time since The Gathering will be a challenging act to follow. The next effort will be brutal with a lot of dual lead trade-offs between guitarists Peterson and [Steve] Smyth. 'Shred Guitar' fans are going to like this one..."