BackStory, a series of curated live, feature-length interviews with iconic artists and musicians, announces metal heavyweights David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs), Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Mark Menghi of Metal Allegiance as upcoming guests for an exclusive live interview focusing on the band’s self-titled debut album, and much more.
Testament have posted a clip from Dark Roots Of Thrash, their new DVD/2CD. Check out "Rise Up" below. Dark Roots Of Thrash, which documents the Bay Area veterans' sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York, this past February, will be made available October 11 (Europe) and October 15 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the Peavey/Budda Amplification booth to check out several new amps. Saturday afternoon at NAMM, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick teamed up with Michael Anthony of Chickenfoot to introduce their new signature amps.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the Peavey/Budda Amplification booth to check out several new pieces of gear. On Saturday afternoon at NAMM, Alex Skolnick of Testament and the Alex Skolnick Trio introduced the NAMM crowd to his new signature Budda AS Preceptor amp, going through each of the amp's three channels.
Legendary Bay Area thrashers Testament have just announced their first run of headlining dates in support of their most recent studio album, The Dark Roots of Earth. As if thrash fans needed any more enticement, the band will be joined by fellow legends of the genre, Overkill and Flotsam and Jetsam. Additional support will be provided by Australia's 4ARM.
I hate it when my bandmates won’t try new ideas,” says Eric Peterson, Testament’s longtime rhythm guitarist and principal songwriter. “I’ve tried putting slower songs on every record, and usually Chuck [Billy, frontman] isn’t feeling it. He’s insecure about singing on quieter songs. But this time around, he’d say no and then turn around and go, ‘Okay, I’ll try it.’ ”