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 […]
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 […]
Boston death/thrash metallers Revocation are currently traveling the U.S. in support of their recently released third album Chaos of Forms, on the Jägermeister Presents tour with Chimaira (see all the dates here). Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne is keeping a blog for us so we don’t miss out on anything that goes down, both onstage and off. […]
Dane Wolf, a metal guitar tech and tour manager, was badly beaten while on the road with Anthrax, Testament, and Dark Angel in Denver last week. Dane and his family are now reaching out to metal fans in an attempt to raise money to assist with Dane’s medical and legal bills. Dane’s mother, Jenna, posted […]
Thrash luminaries Anthrax and Testament are set to co-headline a North American tour this fall, beginning on October 14. Support throughout the trek to more than two dozen cities will come from Death Angel. The tour marks the first time in more than a decade that Anthrax and Testament have toured together. For Anthrax it […]
In a recent interview with Radio Metal, producer Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Exodus, Nevermore) revealed that Testament will begin work this summer recording the follow-up to 2008′s The Formation Of Damnation. While it has been previously reported that Sneap had been tapped for the project, this is the first indication of a timetable for the […]
Former Slayer and Testament drummer Jon Dette will fill in for drummer Darren Minter of cult Bay Area thrash band Heathen during the group’s upcoming North American tour with legendary German thrashers Destruction and Texas-based thrash act Warbeast. Commented Heathen: “Darren is unable to join us on the North American tour due to previous work […]
Dimebash 2010, sponsored by Monster Energy, is scheduled for this Friday, October 29 in West Hollywood, CA at the Key Club. The concert will feature a hard-rock and metal all-star jam. The lineup includes guests like Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Kerry King of Slayer, Robb Flynn of Machine Head, and Maria Brink of In This Moment. Hard-rock band Rev Theory will perform as special guest openers, and proceeds will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. You can find tickets here, or click here for show times.