Vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson of legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT discuss some of the lyrical themes that inspired their upcoming 12th album, “Brotherhood Of The Snake”, in this brand new third video trailer:
The band has also recently released the official browser game for the band’s upcoming 12th album.
Play up to 666 points to prove you’re a worthy prospect for the brotherhood and keep on playing to get inducted and claim your spot in the global highscore! Surf to this location to play!
“Brotherhood Of The Snake” will be released on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
The album is now available for pre-order in various formats (Digibook, Limited Box Set, Limited Mailorder Box Set, Vinyl: black, clear, bi-colored, orange, splatter, silver, brown) here.
As well as digitally.
“Brotherhood Of The Snake” tracklisting:
01. Brotherhood of the Snake
02. The Pale King
04. Seven Seals
05. Born In A Rut
06. Centuries Of Suffering
07. Neptune’s Spear
08. Black Jack
09. Canna Business
10. The Number Game
The expressional cover was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor who also did the art for the TESTAMENT‘s last album, “The Dark Roots Of Earth”, and also worked for bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY or KATAKLYSM in the past.
The album was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH).
Commented Peterson in an interview with Metal Maniac: “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.”
The songwriter also told Metal Forces in another interview: “It’s different. This one is more thrash. I mean, this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played. Usually, we have one or two thrash songs, and then we have some mid-tempo, and then we have a slow, heavy one, and then up-tempo kind of stuff. Half of the new record is thrash, which we’ve never done before.”
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«.”
TESTAMENT will support “Brotherhood Of The Snake” on theirEuropean run with AMON AMARTH this fall.
+ AMON AMARTH & GRAND MAGUS
28/10/16 Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle
29/10/16 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
30/10/16 Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
31/10/16 Manchester, England @ Academy
01/11/16 Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC
02/11/16 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
04/11/16 London, England @ Roundhouse
05/11/16 Birmingham, England @ Academy
06/11/16 Tilburg, Netherlands @ O13
07/11/16 Paris, France @ Casino de Paris
09/11/16 Bilbao, Spain @ Santana 27
10/11/16 Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu do Porto
11/11/16 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
12/11/16 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
13/11/16 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
15/11/16 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Metropole
16/11/16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457
17/11/16 Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle
18/11/16 Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena
19/11/16 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
21/11/16 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
22/11/16 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
23/11/16 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
25/11/16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
26/11/16 Geiselwind, Germany @ Eventhall
27/11/16 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
29/11/16 Athens, Greece @ Gagarin 205
30/11/16 Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principle Club Theatre
02/11/16 Fort Lauderdale, USA @ 70.000 Tons Of Metal