TESTAMENT: Title Track Of New Album Available For Free Download

A brand new TESTAMENT track, entitled "The Formation of Damnation", has been made available for download at this location. The song is the title cut of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers' new album, which is scheduled for release in North America on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor and can be seen at this location.

The band recorded "The Formation of Damnation" in part with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California.

As previously reported, TESTAMENT will be the featured artist on MTV for an entire week later this spring as part of the channel's "52/52" campaign. Performances including footage shot last Wednesday (April 2) on the Alcatraz Island (more commonly known simply as Alcatraz) and video material that was filmed at this past Sunday's (April 6) concert at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City along with interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage will air throughout the week.

MTV's "52/52" is a brand new way for the channel to give unprecedented exposure to unsigned artists, indie bands, and established acts on major labels in a completely new and innovative way. MTV handpicks one band/artist per week for the entire year and gives them the equivalent of roughly 11 hours of on-air commercial time per week on the channel.

TESTAMENT will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, April 18 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy announced onstage Sunday night (April 6) at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City that his band has been confirmed as the opening act on the JUDAS PRIEST, HEAVEN AND HELL and MOTRHEAD tour.

"We'll be on first, and we're only gonna have 30 minutes, so we won't be doing any talking," Billy said. "We're just gonna hit you hard bam, bam, bam, bam with everything we've got."

So far the following ***unconfirmed*** dates for the tour have been revealed:

Aug. 06 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 07 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
Aug. 09 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 10 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 13 - Toronto, ON @ The Molson Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
Aug. 16 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 18 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 19 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 22 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center

**IMPORTANT**: The above-listed dates should be treated as a *rumor only* until officially confirmed by the bands involved with the tour or the tour's organizers, Live Nation.

Prosthetic Records has just re-released TESTAMENT's "First Strike Still Deadly" album. Originally issued in 2001 on Spitfire Records, the updated version features new artwork.

Current TESTAMENT lineup interviewed on Fuse TV's "Uranium":

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