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Gene Hoglan Lists the Top 5 Meldrum Songs

Gene Hoglan Lists the Top 5 Meldrum Songs

Gene Hoglan (pictured left) is certainly one of the busiest drummers in metal. With Death, Dark Angel, Strapping Young Lad, Opeth, and more already on his résumé, he most recently laid tracks for Testament’s Dark Roots of Earth and Dethklok’s Dethalbum III. But amidst all of this, there is a Meldrum record that was never […]

Testament Release “Native Blood” Music Video

Testament Release “Native Blood” Music Video

Bay Area thrash legends Testament have just unveiled the official music video for their song “Native Blood.” Check out the Mike Sloat-directed clip below. The video was filmed on Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, California, as the song’s lyrics deal with singer Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage. “Native Blood” is taken from the band’s upcoming […]

Review: Testament – Dark Roots of Earth

Review: Testament – Dark Roots of Earth

On their 10th album, Bay Area titans Testament maintain their hard-won reputation as the only one of the major ’80s thrash bands who still haven’t released a crappy record. Even the mighty Slayer disappointed with 1998’s nu-metal-tinged Diabolus in Musica, but Testament have been rock fucking solid since their 1987 debut. With laser-tight drums provided by […]

Testament Debut New Song, “Native Blood”

Testament Debut New Song, “Native Blood”

Bay Area thrash legends Testament have just premiered yet another new song from their upcoming new album, Dark Roots of Earth. Stream “Native Blood” in the SoundCloud player below. This marks the second track from the new album to appear online, following the release of “True American Hate” (listen here) earlier this month. Dark Roots […]

Testament Post First In-Studio Video for ‘Dark Roots of Earth’

Testament Post First In-Studio Video for ‘Dark Roots of Earth’

Bay Area-thrash legends Testament have just posted their first in-studio video from the making of their upcoming new album, Dark Roots of Earth. Watch it below. The follow-up to 2008′s The Formation of Damnation was produced by Andy Sneap and features the drum talents of both Gene Hoglan and Lamb of God’s Chris Adler. The […]

Testament Release New Song, “True American Hate”

Testament Release New Song, “True American Hate”

Their 10th studio album, Dark Roots of Earth, hits stores on July 27!

Photos: Anthrax, Testament, and Death Angel, Live in Anaheim, California, Plus Slayer’s Kerry King!

Photos: Anthrax, Testament, and Death Angel, Live in Anaheim, California, Plus Slayer’s Kerry King!

Thrash legends Anthrax, Testament, and Death Angel are currently on tour together, and on Monday, they performed at Anaheim, California’s House of Blues. Photographer Stephanie Cabral was there to capture the mayhem, including a surprise appearance by Slayer’s Kerry King backstage, which you can see below. Also, be sure to check out the premiere of […]

Dean NAMM Jam to Stream Right Here, featuring Testament, Jackyl, and more

Dean NAMM Jam to Stream Right Here, featuring Testament, Jackyl, and more

Dean Guitars is holding its annual NAMM Jam in Anaheim, California, tonight. The artists performing include Testament, Jackyl, Vinnie Moore, and Wayne Static. You can watch the jam in its entirety below, beginning at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST. Here is the performance lineup (all times are PST): Doors open 6:00pm (METALACHI, the world’s great […]

Testament Drummer Paul Bostaph Quits Band

Testament Drummer Paul Bostaph Quits Band

Testament frontman Chuck Billy has confirmed that drummer Paul Bostaph has left the band. The former Slayer skinsman is currently suffering from an injury that has prevented him from taking part in the recording of Testament’s upcoming record—The Dark Roots of Earth—however, it had been expected that he would return to the band in time […]

Former Death, Testament Guitarist James Murphy Suffers Brain Tumor Relapse; Donations Welcomed

Former Death, Testament Guitarist James Murphy Suffers Brain Tumor Relapse; Donations Welcomed

James Murphy, former guitarist with Death, Obituary, and Testament, and founding member of death metallers Disincarnate, has suffered a relapse of the brain tumor with which he was first diagnosed in 2001. Murphy has said that, although the tumor had returned, it it was non-malignant and was being treated pharmacologically. The side effects of those […]