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Testament: Bassist Greg Christian Out, Steve DiGiorgio Back In

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Testament have released the following statement:

“It is with much respect that we announce our mutual parting with bassist Greg Christian. Metal fretless bass pioneer Steve DiGiorgio will be returning to Testament. Steve previously was a member of Testament on The Gathering (1999) as well as First Strike Still Deadly (2001). He will be joining Testament on their upcoming shows in Australia on the Soundwave Festival, Japan and Mexico City. Steve will also be taking part in the new Testament album.  We are looking forward to continuing the momentum you, the fans, have made possible.”

I’ve of such mixed feelings about this! Christian was a part of what I assume most people consider to be the “definitive” Testament line-up… but DiGiorgio, who has also played with bands such as Death and Charred Walls of the Damned, obviously ain’t no slouch! This may be a six of one, half a dozen of the other situation. I have neither snark nor exuberant sexual imagery to offer.

I’m glad the split was amicable, at least!

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