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TESTAMENT – brand new song stream!

TESTAMENT – brand new song stream! - 2012-06-29

2012-06-29 - Bay Area thrash metal legends TESTAMENT have launched a stream of the new track, “True American Hate,” via the „Dark Roots Of Earth“ Landing Page http://media.nuclearblast.de/bands/Splash/testament/droe/index.html

“True American Hate” is the first track to surface from the band’s highly-anticipated follow-up to 2008’s „The Formation Of Damnation“. „Dark Roots Of Earth“ is due out on July 27th in Europe; pre-order bundles are available on the Nuclear Blast Webshop http://www.nuclearblast.de/shop

„Dark Roots Of Earth“ was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Eliran Kantor (ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS, GWAR) provided the cover artwork. Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at Trident Studios.

„Dark Roots Of Earth“ jewel case track listing:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

„Dark Roots Of Earth“ CD/DVD track listing:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

+ BONUS TRACKS:

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD

„Dark Roots Of Earth“ vinyl track listing:

Side A:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth

Side B:

04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
Side C:
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence
Side D (Bonus Tracks):

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)


Last weekend, TESTAMENT wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with director Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE). The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, California. Check out behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot on the band’s Facebook http://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions

TESTAMENT is:
Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass
Gene Hoglan – Drums

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