Testament Debut New Song “Children of the Next Level”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Nothing good has ever come of anything that used the moniker “Heaven’s Gate.” Whether you’re talking one of the biggest Hollywood box office failures of all time or the infamous cult that committed mass suicide in 1997, the name is just bad, bad news.

It’s the latter subject which inspired the lyrics for Testament’s new single, “Children of the Next Level,” natch. Although there would be something bleakly humorous if it was about the movie that nearly sunk an entire studio. Wisely, though, Testament didn’t dub the song “Heaven’s Gate,” thereby avoiding the curse of that phrase. The lyrics might be dark AF, but the song rocks.

Listen to “Children of the Next Level” at the bottom of this post. It will appear on Testament’s new album, Titans of Creation, which drops April 3. The band kicks off a tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and Municipal Waste later that month. Dates for that trek are as follows:

4/20/2020 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren [tickets]
4/21/2020 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey [tickets]
4/23/2020. Houston, TX @ House Of Blues [tickets]
4/24/2020 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues [tickets]
4/25/2020 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom [tickets]
4/26/2020 Austin, TX @ Emo’s [tickets]
4/28/2020 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall [tickets]
4/29/2020 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [tickets]
4/30/2020 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz [tickets]
5/02/2020 Mexico City, MX ^ Festival – TESTAMENT only [tickets]
5/05/2020 Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore [tickets]
5/06/2020 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA [tickets]
5/07/2020 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount [tickets]
5/08/2020 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom [tickets]
5/09/2020 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
5/10/2020 Montreal, QC @ M’Telus [tickets]
5/11/2020 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall [tickets]
5/13/2020. Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre [tickets]
5/14/2020 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall [tickets]
5/15/2020 Columbus, OH ^ Festival – TESTAMENT only [tickets]
5/16/2020 Joliet, IL @ The Forge [tickets]
5/17/2020 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore [tickets]
5/19/2020 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall [tickets]
5/20/2020 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot [tickets]
5/22/2020 Portland, CA @ Roseland Theater [tickets]
5/23/2020 Vancouver, BC * w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE [tickets]
5/24/2020 Seattle, WA * w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE [tickets]
5/24/2020 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling + Festival – MUNICIPAL WASTE only [tickets]
5/26/2020 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades [tickets]
5/27/2020 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
5/28/2020 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
* – MUNICIPAL WASTE not appearing
^ – Festival – TESTAMENT only
+ – Festival – MUNICIPAL WASTE only

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