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Testament (Official Thread)

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  1. ComfortablyNumb

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    Testament Wikipedia
    Testament Official Website

    Genre
    Thrash Metal

    Lyrical themes
    Religion, Society, Suffering, Evil, Death, Life

    Origin Formed in
    United States of America (Oakland, California) 1986

    Current line-up
    Chuck Billy - Vocals (1986-) (Legacy, Dublin Death Patrol)
    Eric Peterson - Guitar (1986-) (Legacy, Dragonlord)
    Alex Skolnick - Guitar (1986-1993, 2001, 2005-) (Legacy, Savatage, The Skolnick Trio, Attention Deficit, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
    Greg Christian - Bass (1986-1996, 2004-) (Legacy, HavocHate)
    Paul Bostaph - Drums (1993, 2004-2005, 2006 (Live), 2007-) (Slayer (USA), Forbidden (USA), Exodus. Systematic)

    Former/past members
    Vocals :

    Steve "Zetro" Souza (2001) (Legacy, Dublin Death Patrol, Exodus, Tenet, F-Bomb)

    Guitar :

    Glen Alvelais (1993, 1997-1998) (Tenet, Forbidden (USA)/Forbidden Evil, Bizarro (USA), Scorched Earth Policy, LD/50)

    James Murphy (1993-1996, 1998-2000) (Disincarnate, Death, Obituary, Cancer, Agent Steel, Konkhra, Explorers Club)

    Steve Smyth (2000-2004) (Nevermore, Vicious Rumors, Dragonlord, The Esseness Project, Chaoswave, Forbidden (USA), Seven7)

    Metal Mike Chlasciak (2002, Live 2004-2005) (Halford, Bludgeon, Painmuseum, Michael Aaron, Ian Parry, John West, Cans, MVP, Sebastian Bach & Friends, Michael Vescera)

    Bass :

    Derrick Ramirez (1997-1998) (Legacy, Dragonlord)

    Steve DiGiorgio (1998-2004) (Sadus, Funeral, Freak Neil Inc., Sebastian Bach & Friends, Artension, Death, Control Denied, Suicide Shift, Autopsy, James Murphy, Dark Hall, Iced Earth, Quo Vadis (Can), Scariot, Charred Walls of the Damned, Futures End, Synesis Absorption, Vintersorg, Dragonlord, Faust (Ita), Memorain, Obituary (Live))

    Drums :

    Louie Clemente (1986-1993, 2005) (Legacy, Gallery of Suicide)

    John Tempesta (1993-1994, 2005) (Helmet, Exodus, White Zombie, Prong, Black Label Society, The Cult)

    John Dette (1994-1995, 1997, 2000) (Evildead, HavocHate, Terror, Temple of Brutality, Pushed, Chaotic Realm, Killing Machine)

    Chris Kontos (1995) (Machine Head (USA), Konkhra, Exodus, James Murphy, Verbal Abuse, Hell's Kitchen, Attitude Adjustment, The Alien Blakk)

    Gene Hoglan (1996-1997) (Daemon (Dnk), Dark Angel (USA), Death, Dethklok, Devin Townsend, Forbidden (USA), Just Cause, Meldrum, Naphobia, Old Man's Child, Phantasm, Pitch Black Forecast, Strapping Young Lad, Tenet, Unearth, Wargod (USA), Zimmers Hole, Mechanism (Can), Fear Factory, Memorain)

    Steve "Horse" Jacobs (Live 1997, Live 1999) (Forbidden (USA), Deus Vult)

    Dave Lombardo (1998-1999) (Slayer (USA), Grip Inc., Fantômas, Voodoocult, Philm, Apocalyptica)

    Jon Allen (1999-2004, 2007) (Sadus, Dragonlord, Futures End)

    Nicholas Howard Barker (Live 2006-2007) (Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes, Lock Up, Catalepsy (Gbr), Monolith (Gbr), Benediction, Driven by Suffering, Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child, Brujeria, Anaal Nathrakh, Ancient (Nor), Winter's Thrall, Nightrage, Noctis Imperium, Cradle of Filth, Exodus, Twilight of the Gods)


    Studio albums
    1987 The Legacy
    1988 The New Order
    1989 Practice What You Preach
    1990 Souls of Black
    1992 The Ritual
    1994 Low
    1997 Demonic
    1999 The Gathering
    2008 The Formation of Damnation
    2012 The Dark Roots of Earth
    2016 Brotherhood of the Snake








     
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  2. snakes&ladders

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    Re: Testament

    Awesome band esp live :):)
     
  3. Nololob

    Nololob Long Live Wock 'n' Woll

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    Re: Testament

    Trial By Fire is my favourite track. I might download discography again. Thanks for bringing them up. :grinthumb
     
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    Re: Testament

    Fantastic band, i've always been a fan.
     
  5. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    Re: Testament

    Don't think I have any of their albums, not a huge thrash fan as Mud knows already.

    Still top notch OP Mud, I can see you know your Testament.:grinthumb
     
  6. DaKillerWolf

    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

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    Re: Testament

    Love TESTAMENT !!!! Seen them twice ( once with Murphy once w/ Alex )
    they were beyond awesome both times.

    I have all their CDs The Legacy ,The New Order ,Practice What You Preach ,
    Souls of Black ,The Ritual , Low, Demonic ,The Gathering ,The Formation of Damnation plus the re-recorded song versions on First Strike is Still Deadly .

    DVDs that I own ...Live in London , Between The Lines and Live in Osaka Japan
    1999.
    I also have Dublin Death Patrol ~ DDP 4 Life which is awesome if you haven't heard it.

    Great band :grinthumb..I had written a long ass post about seeing them live etc. but it disappeared when I tried to post it somehow :wtf:

    Anyway I will be bumping this thread w/ videos from time to time w/o a doubt
     
  7. ComfortablyNumb

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    Re: Testament

    IMO they are the best band to come out of the Bay Area.

    I think they are better than Metallica.
     
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    Re: Testament

    Love me some Testament. Hands-down their best albm was The Gathering. You can tell Dave Lombardo from Slayer is on drums for the album. He has a unique style. One of the greatest metal drummers of all-time.

    Best track on the album.

     
  9. electric funeral

    electric funeral Just listening music

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    Re: Testament

    Chuck Billy having one of the most impressive throats around. The Gathering being their strongest album. The song DnR is a blast!!
     
  10. aeroplane

    aeroplane In Urgent Need of Advice

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    Re: Testament

    Maybe I missed this in the thread but can you list their live albums? I am trying to remember which one it was I was promoting non-stop on the radio one year.
     

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