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Testament Reveal 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Art: Testament News


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On Monday Testament Reveal 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Art was a top story. Here is the recap: (Metal Hammer) Testament have revealed the cover art for their upcoming 11th album Brotherhood Of The Snake. It arrives on October 28 via Nuclear Blast - with the artwork created by Eliran Kantor, who previously illustrated the covers of Testament albums Dark Roots Of Earth from 2012 and 2009's The Formation Of Damnation.

Kantor says: "Guitarist Eric Peterson told me of the title, referring to a secret society group - and I wanted to focus on the occult aspect of it without leaning on the already available myths.

"I pictured a ritual involving blindfolded figures coming out of chalices of black oil, holding scythes forming the teeth of a thee-headed snake.

"Looking for ways to incorporate the masonic pyramid felt like a great opportunity to use the classic logo while adding something new to it, and also give it an active part in the plot."

He continues: "There are many tiny details adding to the atmosphere. Red tongue bookmarks in the books, two more ancient-looking figures in the shadows hinting at the brotherhood's lineage and two serpent-shaped fountain tubes pouring the black oil. The latter two were suggested by the band." See a larger image of the cover art and read more - here.

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