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TESTAMENT's 'Dark Roots Of Earth' Cracks U.S. Top 15

"Dark Roots Of Earth", the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT, sold more than 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No, 12 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. TESTAMENT's previous ...

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TESTAMENT Interviewed At Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR (Video)

German TV channel ZDF Kultur conducted an interview with San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is professionally filmed video footage of TESTAMENT's August 4 performance at the event. TESTAMENT's new album, ...

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TESTAMENT Interviewed On 107.7 THE BONE's 'Metal Zone' (Video)

On July 27, "Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone conducted an interview with vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Alex Skolnick of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can now watch the chat below. TESTAMENT's new album, "Dark Roots Of Earth", is likely to sell between ...

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THE CASUALTIES: 'Resistance' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The infamous New York City street punks THE CASUALTIES will release their new album, "Resistance", on September 25 via Season Of Mist. The effort will be available on CD, limited-edition LP (with bonus track and download card) and limited-edition digibox, including the CD with a bonus track, bandana, bottle opener and patch. "Resistance" was recorded ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Native Blood' Video Released

"Native Blood", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT, can be seen below. TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy collaborated with seasoned director Mike Sloat to put together a clip that is universal in message while bringing the spotlight to Billy's Native American heritage — The Pomo Indians. The performance portion of the clip ...

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MINISTRY: New Video Interview With MIKE SCACCIA

Sonic Shocks conducted an interview with MINISTRY guitarist Mike Scaccia prior to the band's July 20 concert at HMV Forum in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. MINISTRY's new album, "Relapse", sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 193 on The ...

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MELDRUM's Long-Awaited Third Album 'Lifer' To See The Light Of Day

MELDRUM, the multinational hard rock/metal band formed by late ex-PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, will release its long-awaited third album, "Lifer", this fall via Reversed Records. The CD was produced by Rob Shallcross (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GWAR, ZIMMERS HOLE, WEST OF HELL) and Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK). The first single from the ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Native Blood' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Native Blood", a brand new song from San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT, can be seen below. TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy previously stated about the track, "[It's] basically a song about my Native heritage. It's almost like a protest song, that the Native Americans have a voice that needs to ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Recruits Former INTO ETERNITY Drummer

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the band formed by ex-SAVATAGE front man Zak Stevens, has recruited drummer Adam Sagan (INTO ETERNITY, FINAL DARKNESS, ECHOTERRA) to sit behind the kit for their upcoming European tour, which includes a stop at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. Commented Sagan, "Every musician out there ...

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TESTAMENT: More 'Dark Roots Of Earth' Audio Samples Available

Audio samples of the tracks "Cold Embrace", "Man Kills Mankind" and "Throne Of Thorns" from San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT can be streamed below. All three tracks will be featured on the band's new album, "Dark Roots Of Earth", which will be released in North America on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The ...

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