Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson of Sab Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT discuss their early days, first albums, concert experiences and the impact of rock music in their Nuclear Blast artist profile interview. Check it out below.
"Dark Roots Of Thrash", a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT's sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, was made available on October 18 (Europe) and will be released on October 29 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. "Dark Roots Of Thrash" was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (VILE, EXODUS, SADUS, MACHINE HEAD). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you're a part of the show.
"Darks Roots Of Thrash" was made available in a variety of different formats, including the standard DVD+2CD and 2CD versions. A limited Blu-ray+2CD (Europe only), LP (Europe only), as well as Nuclear Blast mail-order-only items (LP colored in gatefold, DVD+2CD digi + tour pass and limited Blue-ray+2CD digi + tourpass) are also for sale via shop.nuclearblast.com.
TESTAMENT will hit the road alongside LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGANGE and HUNTRESS starting on October 22. A limited number of TESTAMENT V.I.P. packages are currently available now for each show and include:
* A souvenir TESTAMENT V.I.P. Laminate
* A TESTAMENT poster
* An 8" x 10" photo of the band
* A coupon for discounted online merchandise
* Individual photo opportunities with band members
* A group photo with the entire V.I.P. group and TESTAMENT members
In addition, each V.I.P. purchaser will be entered into a raffle to win Chuck Billy's stage vest worn throughout this tour. The winner of the vest will be personally contacted by Chuck and will also receive two tickets to the next local TESTAMENT show with passes to come backstage and more.