San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have announced a hometown headlining show at the Avalon Ballroom on March 27.
As previously reported, TESTAMENT are continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 1999's "The Gathering" and are planning on entering the studio in April/May to begin recording the album for a late 2004 release through Spitfire Records. The band will likely premier two brand-new songs during their festival appearances next month.
TESTAMENT, whose most recent drummer, Jon Allen (SADUS), left the group over an "extremely fragile and urgent family situation" involving the health of his 11-year-old daughter, were recently joined by former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, who had previously played several live dates with the group in 1992 and appeared on the band's 1993 live EP, "Return To The Apocalyptic City" (Megaforce/Atlantic).
Upcoming TESTAMENT shows:
Mar. 06 - Pinellas Park, FL @ Sun N' Steel Festival
Mar. 13 - Irvington, NJ @ March Metal Meltdown Vi
Mar. 20 - Maplewood, MN @ Minnesota Metal Fest
Mar. 27 - San Francisco, CA @ the Avalon Ballroom
Jun. 06 - Milano, ITA @ Gods Of Metal
Jun. 11-12 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock
Jun. 17 - Budapest, HUN @ Summer Rocks Festival
Jun. 19 - Bergum, NETH @ Waldrock
Jun. 26 - Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head
Jun. 27 - Dessel, BEL @ Graspop