We Know When the New Testament Album Is Coming Out
Jeezy Creezy, did Brotherhood of the Snake come out almost three years ago already? That would mean we’re about due for a new album from Testament, who have released a fresh offering every four years since 2008’s The Formation of Damnation.
And, oh hey wouldn’t ya know it, we’re right on track from a new Testament record early next year.
Guitarist Eric Peterson broke the news during a press conference at Hellfest over the weekend:
“The day before we got on the plane [to tour Europe], we just finished recording all the tracks … We don’t have a name yet, but it’s gonna come out in late January 2020. Musically, it’s a lot more thrash, I think, and more old school. I don’t wanna say Mercyful Fate, but that kind of guitar harmonies and stuff like that. And lyrically, it’s probably a little bit more storytelling, kind of evil shit, I guess. The label told us to write something evil.”
Added vocalist Chuck Billy:
“It’s definitely faster than the last record. But I think the way we’ve been writing the last couple of records, we work a long time on the riffs, but when we get in the studio is when we really start putting the pressure on ourselves, and I think we’ve been working better under pressure. It’s not my favorite time of year when it’s time to write lyrics and get prepared to do the record, so it gets tough. But it really drives us to really reach down and do something.”
“We have some really good stuff on it — some good thrash, some good melodic stuff, some good melodies on the vocals. So there’s a little bit of everything.”
The only bad news I’m seeing here is that late January 2020 is not tomorrow. Otherwise… a faster, more evil-sounding new Testament album? I mean, who the crap won’t get on board with that, right?