Prosthetic Records has announced reissues from Bay Area metal legends TESTAMENT. Both to feature new liner notes, 1997's "Demonic" was remastered and 1999's "The Gathering" will include the previously only available in Japan, "Hammer Of The Gods". Both will see a worldwide release through the label on Jan. 8, 2008. Previously released through Spitfire Records and currently out of print, both records are a welcome addition to the Prosthetic Records catalog.
Currently gearing up for the release of a new studio record featuring all new music via Nuclear Blast, TESTAMENT's line-up for "Demonic" included Gene Hoglan (DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), while "The Gathering" featured metal legends James Murphy (DEATH, OBITUARY), Steve DiGiorgio (DEATH, ICED EARTH, SADUS), and Dave Lombardo (SLAYER).
Comments LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler: "TESTAMENT is far and away one of the most influential bands in all of modern metal. While other veteran acts soak up much of the spotlight with sing a-longs, TESTAMENT maintains the unsurpassed musicianship, integrity and brutality that continues to create an untouchable legacy."
More praise for TESTAMENT:
Joel Stroesl (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE): "TESTAMENT has been one of my favorite bands for many years...they have always helped define aggression and musicianship. They are one of the few bands that have kicked ass throughout their entire career. 'Demonic' and 'The Gathering' not only kept with the times in the metal world...but set new standards."
Silenoz (DIMMU BORGIR): "'The Gathering' was a sledgehammer to the face when it came out and still is to this day! Sheer rawness and power combined with catchy, groovy patterns and monstrous thrash riffs proves TESTAMENT as one of the most influential metal bands ever to grace planet earth. I sum this album up in one word: authority!"
Dez Fafara (DEVILDRIVER): "'The Gathering' is equal to 'Back in Black' by AC/DC in its song writing and song sequence. For some, its either METALLICA or TESTAMENT; for me it’s TESTAMENT. 'Demonic' is the deadliest, dirtiest, crushing record, where they truly found their heavier and darker side."