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TESTAMENT's 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Was 'Probably The Most Difficult Record We've Ever Done,' Says CHUCK BILLY

ARTE Concert conducted an interview with TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and lead guitarist Alex Skolnick at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On writing "Brotherhood of the Snake": Chuck: "It was a long time, about a year and a ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Cover Art Unveiled

The cover art of "Brotherhood Of The Snake", the twelfth album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT, can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also handled the art for the TESTAMENT's last ...

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Video: TESTAMENT Performs In Rijssen, The Netherlands

Fan-filmed video footage of TESTAMENT's August 4 performance at Lucky in Rijssen, The Netherlands can be seen below. TESTAMENT's twelfth album, "The Brotherhood Of The Snake", will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was once again created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, ...

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TESTAMENT's 'The Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album Was 'Written Really, Really, Really Quick,' Says ERIC PETERSON

PlanetMosh conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT on July 1 at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what fans can expect from TESTAMENT's upcoming album, ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Take It Or Leave It' Video Released

"Take It Or Leave It", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Concussion Protocol", which will be released on August 26 via SPV/Steamhammer. It will be made available as a digipak version (including a poster), on 2LP ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: Lyric Video For New Song 'Chasing The Priest'

"Chasing The Priest", the new lyric video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, "Concussion Protocol", which will be released on August 26 via SPV/Steamhammer. It will be made available as a digipak version (including a poster), on 2LP gatefold ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Joined By Ex-LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist IRA BLACK

WESTFIELD MASSACRE, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DIVINE HERESY and SNOT singer Tommy Vext, has announced the addition of guitarist Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN, HEATHEN) to the group's ranks. WESTFIELD MASSACRE's self-titled debut album is due on April 29 via Urban Yeti Records. The CD was recorded at Echelon Studios with producer ...

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Video: EXODUS Performs In York

Fan-filmed video footage of EXODUS's March 3 performance at Fibbers in York, United Kingdom can be seen below. EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt is unable to take part in the band's current European trek due to his commitments with SLAYER. Filling in for him once again is HEATHEN guitarist Kragen Lum. EXODUS's latest album, "Blood In ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Is Reconsidering His Decision To Never Play 'The Conjuring' Again

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine says that he is reconsidering his decision to never play the band's 1986 song "The Conjuring" again, explaining that he wouldn't mind reintroducing the track at MEGADETH's live shows "as long as it doesn't hurt anybody." Mustaine wrote in his autobiography, "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir", that he practiced black magic ...

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Fear Beyond Lunacy - HATCHET

Bay Area thrash revivalists HATCHET have already faced the growing pains of any band, much less the forefathers from whom they take inspiration. HATCHET has been slinging it out since 2008. The band was met with the metal underground's favor with their last full-length, "Dawn of the End". In the intervening two years, vocalist/guitarist Julz ...

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MOONSORROW To Release 'Jumalten Aika' Album In April

After signing a worldwide deal with Century Media Records back in 2012, Finnish crusaders of heathen metal MOONSORROW, are now ready to open a new chapter with the release of yet another epic and majestic masterpiece. "Jumalten Aika", which means "The Age Of Gods", will be made available on April 1, 2016. The band comments: ...

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EXODUS: Video Footage Of San Antonio Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of EXODUS's November 13 performance at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, Texas as part of this year's Housecore Horror Film Festival can be seen below. EXODUS is currently touring North America as the support act for KING DIAMOND. EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt is unable to take part in the trek due ...

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EXODUS: Video Footage Of Ramona Concert

Victor A. Nieto of DSD Video Production has uploaded video footage of EXODUS's November 7 performance at Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, California. Check out the clips below. EXODUS is currently touring North America as the support act for KING DIAMOND. EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt is unable to take part in the trek due to his ...

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