Few bands have the capability to survive line-up changes, health crises and over 25 years of rapidly changing tastes, only to come out the other side primed to impress once again. Legendary Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT are one of the few living legends of the thrash metal scene who are able to evoke the same strong emotions as they did in the 80s and who truly grow with each album without abandoning the substance and integrity they are known for. With their newest effort, Dark Roots Of Earth, they have proven once again that there is no stopping their relentless talent! Dark Roots of Earth was one of the shining moments and a welcome return by the mighty Testament. They showed us a few new sides and aspects and wow us with musicality all the way through.
Currently working on a new album, Metal Wani’s writer William Richards had a chat with Testament frontman Chuck Billy. He discusses upcoming North American tour with Slayer and Carcass, touring with Slayer, status of upcoming album, recording and release date plan. Check also throws light on using many blast-beats on upcoming album, writing many high tempo thrash songs on this album. He also talks about new single ‘The Brotherhood of The Snake’ & why they don’t want to play it live. Chuck discusses which previous record comes close to upcoming album in-terms of aggressive & melodic side, how he takes care of his voice even after 3 decades, testicular cancer and whether he still struggles to overcome it. Chuck also discusses the current state of heavy metal with so many bands and why Metal always gets the bad rep, death of Lemmy Kilmister and why it affected him personally.
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