PODCAST: EPISODE 79 – Chuck Billy of Testament on “Titans of Creation”

Ghost Cult caught up with Thrash Metal legend Chuck Billy of Testament by phone to discuss their brand new album Titans of Creation out on April 3rd 2020, via Nuclear Blast Records. Read our review here. Chuck discussed the concept of the new album, his creative process with Eric Peterson, the more collaborative and positive nature of making the new album compared to Brotherhood of the Snake, work Juan Urteaga in the producer’s chair, the history of the band and reflections on Souls of Black which turns 30 in 2020. Buy the album here:

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Testament Eyeing 2019 Release For Their New Album

As one of the opening bands on Slayer’s farewell American tour, as well as other tour dates worldwide, Testament has had a busy year in 2018 so far. In a new interview with singer Chuck Billy on the Full Metal Jackie show, Billy revealed the band is starting to put together the framework for their new album, due out in 2019. The new album will be the follow-up to 2016’s excellent Brotherhood Of The Snake (Nuclear Blast). Continue reading

Testament, Sepultura, Prong North American Tour Dates

Testament, by Meg Loyal Photography

Testament, by Meg Loyal Photography

The legendary Testament released Brotherhood Of The Snake back in October thanks to Nuclear Blast, and as Gray said in his 8.5/10 review, this record is “brutish, obstinate and punchy, with a bulldozing groove a mile wide.” Now it’s time to bring that “brutish” new material to the masses, and the thrash icons have just announced a HUGE North American tour in 2017. Continue reading

Amon Amarth – Testament: Live at O2 Academy, Birmingham

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Thanks to some appalling traffic, and a queue outside the venue which took nearly ninety minutes to clear, and even though I thought I’d left plenty of time to spare, I still somehow managed to miss opening act, Grand Magus. Grrrrr! Continue reading

Video: Testament Releases The Pale King From Brotherhood Of The Snake

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. © Gene Ambo

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016.
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The legendary Testament released Brotherhood Of The Snake to the world last week thanks to Nuclear Blast, and as Gray said in his 8.5/10 review, this record is “brutish, obstinate and punchy, with a bulldozing groove a mile wide.” Continue reading

Watch Testament’s Chuck Billy Discuss His Musical Heroes

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. © Gene Ambo

Testament. Photo credit by© Gene Ambo

Testament’s Brotherhood of The Snake is out today via Nuclear Blast. In an exclusive video at Ghost Cult, watch Chuck Billy discuss his musical heroes: Continue reading

Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake

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Whenever the subject of The Big Four of Thrash Metal pops up in conversation, the first thing that tends to happen after the absolutely compulsory ranking process (THIS MUST ALWAYS BE DONE) is the equally mandatory “Band X should have been included instead of Band Y” debate. Continue reading

Testament To Host A Listening Party For Brotherhood Of The Snake At Affliction Studios Tonight

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Testament, by Hillarie Jason

In conjunction with Affliction Clothing, Testament are hosting a listening party for their new album Brotherhood of The Snake, due out on October 28th , from Nuclear Blast Records. Details are below: Continue reading

Watch Testament Discuss Their New Album Artwork

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Testament are closing in on the release of their new album Brotherhood Of the Snake, due out on October 28th from Nuclear Blast . You can watch Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson discuss the artwork concept by created by Eliran Kantor (Hatebreed, Soulfly, Kataklysm) in the clip below: Continue reading

Win VIP Passes To Testament’s Listening Party For Brotherhood Of The Snake, Pre-orders Available

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Testament is hosting a #TacoMetaParty as a listening party for their new album Brotherhood of The Snake, due out on October 28th , from Nuclear Blast Records and you can win two VIP passes to the event to hang with members of the band! Continue reading