With the return of guitar legend, Alex Skolnick, Greg Christian (bass), metals most significant rhythm guitarist Eric Peterson, enlisted pummeling drummer Nick Barker (Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth), and finally Heavy Metal's #1 and most respected vocalist Chuck Billy, who's distinct vocals can be recognized across the metal world today and for decades to come; will all be working out some new TESTAMENT songs. Riff master Eric Peterson along with Britain’s cyclone-pounder Nick Barker are currently in Northern California locked down in the studio beginning to lay the foundation for whats to come. Eric Peterson states, "It's feeling pretty good so far...Nicks playing has sparked some fire in me like Lombardo did back in 99 when he played with us on “The Gathering”! Despite being sidelined in 2001 by a rare form of cancer, Chuck Billy has made a full recovery and this will surely be the line up that will take over 2007!
TESTAMENT has confirmed a warm up US date in their home town of San Francisco. SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th at Independent they will follow up with a bombardment across Australia and Europe.
CONFIRMED dates are as follows:
1/27 - Independent - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
2/7 - Prince of Wales Hotel - Melbourne
2/8 - The Manning Bar - Sydney
2/9 - The Waterloo Hotel - Brisbane
3/23 - Almassy MK Hall - Budapest, HUNGARY
3/24 - Hala Spodek - Katowice, POLAND
7/26 - Hellwood Fest - Subotica, SERBIA
8/25 - Up from the Ground Open Air Fest - Gemunden, GERMANY