Testament

From19 June 2019to17 August 2019

Testament

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Originally formed under the moniker Legacy, Testament (formed in 1983) is an American thrash metal group hailing from Berkeley, California, in the U.S.

Influenced by the emerging Californian thrash metal scene, Testament was originally formed of vocalist Steve Souza, guitarists Eric Peterson and Derrick Ramirez, bassist Greg Christian, and drummer Louie Clemente in 1983. However, only with the arrival of lead guitarist Alex Skolnick did the group rise above their peers, creating a polished melodic thrash metal sound. The band’s debut album “The Legacy” released in 1987 brought them instant success within thrash circles and led to immediate comparisons being drawn with Metallica. U.S. and European tours alongside Anthrax did wonders for the group’s exposure and led to the band second studio album “The New Order” in 1988.

The band’s third full-length album “Practice What You Preach” left the antiquated themes of the occult and gothic behind and focused on modern day politics and corruption. It became the band’s most popular album and resulted in noticeable airplay from MTV. 1990’s “Souls of Black” was released to fairly average reviews but sold well, despite having to compete with the growing grunge movement famed by the likes of Nirvana.

Testament’s fourth full-length became their best selling, a marked a return to a more traditional metal sound, it peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard 100 and featured the single “Return to Serenity”. After the release the band began to fade from mainstream view, and were unable to change with the times necessary for continued large-scale appeal. As a result this period was marked by constant line-up changes, with Eric Peterson remaining the only original member, and a disappointing string of albums including “Low” in 1994, “Demonic” in 1997, “The Gathering” in 1999, and “The Formation of Damnation” in 2008.

Despite this, the band has managed to retain an active and loyal following within the metal underground, who continue to see Testament perform live regularly. The band’s tenth studio album arrived in 2012 entitled “Dark Roots of Earth” and subsequently the live album “Dark Roots of Thrash” in 2013.

Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Saturday 22 June 2019

Testament

Arsenal fest 2019

Arsenal Fest, Kragujevac, Serbia

 

Thursday 20 June 2019 – Sunday 23 June 2019

Testament

Graspop Metal Meeting 2019

Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium

 

Friday 21 June 2019 – Sunday 23 June 2019

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2019

Festivalpark Stenehei, Dessel, Belgium

 

Saturday 22 June 2019

Testament

with Crowbar

106, Rouen, France

 

Wednesday 26 June 2019 – Saturday 29 June 2019

Testament

Tons Of Rock 2019

Tons of Rock, Oslo, Norway

 

Thursday 27 June 2019 – Friday 28 June 2019

Testament

Sonic Park 2019

Stupinigi Sonic Park, Nichelino, Italy

 

Saturday 29 June 2019 – Saturday 06 July 2019

Testament

Roskilde Festival 2019

Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

 

Sunday 30 June 2019

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Aveny, Sundsvall, Sundsvall, Sweden

 

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Testament

Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden

 

Wednesday 03 July 2019 – Saturday 06 July 2019

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Resurrection Fest 2019

Campo de Fútbol Celeiro, Viveiro, Spain

 

Thursday 04 July 2019 – Sunday 07 July 2019

Testament

Rock Fest 2019

Barcelona Rock Fest 2019, Barcelona, Spain

 

Thursday 01 August 2019 – Saturday 03 August 2019

Testament

Wacken Festival 2019

Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany

 

Saturday 03 August 2019 – Tuesday 06 August 2019

Testament

Sylak Open Air 2019

Sylak Open Air, Lyon, France

 

Tuesday 13 August 2019 – Sunday 18 August 2019

Testament

Mega Cruise 2019

Mega Cruise, Los Angeles, CA, US

 

Wednesday 14 August 2019 – Saturday 17 August 2019

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Summerbreeze Festival 2019

Flugplatz Dinkelsbühl Sinbronn, Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

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