Die legendären Bay-Area-Thrash-Giganten TESTAMENT haben den Titel sowie das Veröffentlichungsdatum ihres kommenden, zwölften Albums bekanntgegeben. »The Brotherhood Of The Snake« wird am 28. Oktober über Nuclear Blast erscheinen. Das Album wurde unter der Ägide von Produzent Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), Gitarrist Eric Peterson und Sänger Chuck Billy aufgenommen und wird derzeit vom renommierten Metal-Produzenten Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH) gemischt und gemastert. Peterson dazu einem Interview mit Metal Maniac: "It's very diverse, but it's very epic. There's nothing on there that breeds commercial. And I think for thirty years of recording music and trying different formulas and stuff, I think we've found a formula that is very metal. I think for the metal fan that is looking for something for the nook and crannies… not just your normal, 'Oh, it's got a thrash beat and a riff.' There's a lot going on here." In einem weiteren Interview mit Metal Forces führte der Songwriter außerdem aus: "It's different. This one is more thrash. I mean, this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played. Usually, we have one or two thrash songs, and then we have some mid-tempo, and then we have a slow, heavy one, and then up-tempo kind of stuff. Half of the new record is thrash, which we've never done before." Er fügt hinzu: "It's kind of like »Demonic« and »The Gathering«, but a little bit wiser, I think. Chuck's not singing so death. I mean, he does some death stuff but he's singing more like he did on the last record and then with the craziness of »The Gathering« or even heavy stuff like »Demonic«."