Who doesn’t love a good air-guitar session when jamming a Testament record? For those who do, the legendary Bay Area thrash veterans recently announced the title and release date of their upcoming album, marking the 12th release of the band’s career. The Brotherhood Of The Snake will be released on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. That album title though……
This highly anticipated album was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and is currently being mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (Accept, Arch Enemy, Cradle of Filth, Kreator, Mahcine Head, Megadeth)
Peterson has this to say about the new album in a recent interview. “It’s very diverse, but it’s very epic. There’s nothing on there that breeds commercial. And I think for thirty years of recording music and trying different formulas and stuff, I think we’ve found a formula that is very metal. I think for the metal fan that is looking for something for the nook and crannies… not just your normal, ‘Oh, it’s got a thrash beat and a riff.’ There’s a lot going on here.”
He continued: “It’s kind of like Demonic and The Gathering, but a little bit wiser, I think. Chuck’s not singing so death. I mean, he does some death stuff but he’s singing more like he did on the last record and then with the craziness of The Gathering or even heavy stuff like Demonic.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Testament and their new album!