Testament Wrote New Album 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Under Pressure.


(Metal Hammer) Testament's Eric Peterson says that they wrote their forthcoming record Brotherhood Of The Snake "under pressure." The guitarist says they began recording in spring in time for their 11th album's October 28 launch - but insists he didn't sacrifice quality in their fast-paced songwriting process.

Peterson tells Planet Mosh: "The album has definitely got some twists in there. It's kind of a full circle of everything. I would say it's like, The New Order with The Gathering meets Dark Roots Of Earth.

"Unfortunately, and I don't mean this in a bad way, but we were so booked with our live shows that we really didn't have time as a band to really focus in and jam on these songs. I kind of wrote everything, and everything happened at the last minute.

"We're still kind of editing stuff as we're going along right now, but it was written really, really, really quick. We were kind of - I don't wanna say 'forced,' - but it was kind of written so we could make ends meet on certain tours, to make everything happen."

He continues: "If we didn't record when we recorded in April and May, the only window that would be open would be September, so if we did September, and we have some shows in October, we would be looking at the record coming out next summer. And it would be killer, but are we all gonna be here still?

"So, it's, like, 'Look, it's good. Let's make it happen.' And we made it happen. So it's funny what you can do under pressure and deadlines. Pressure helps, because it kind of kicks you in the ass a little bit." Read more here.

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