San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT will headline the Knock Out Festival, set to take place July 11-12, 2009 at Stadion WKS Wawel in Kraków, Poland.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
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For more information, visit www.knockoutfest.pl.
TESTAMENT played their first two albums, 1987's "The Legacy" and 1988's "The New Order" in their entirety (almost) live at the Islington Academy in London, England on March 25, 2009.
Photos of the event can be found at RockersDigest.com. Fanfilmed video footage is available below.
TESTAMENT will embark on a North American headlining tour in May/June. Support on the trek will come from UNEARTH and LAZARUS A.D.
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").