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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Testament's Chuck Billy Reveals 25th Anniversary Plans & Discusses Upcoming Tour!

In case you have been living under a rock, Charles Billy (A.K.A. Chuck Billy) is the vocalist of Thrash Metallers Testament! Chuck joined Testament when band was still called Legacy. Coincidentally, Testament's first album was entitled 'The Legacy' and was released in 1987. Ever since then, Chuck has remained a permanent member of the band (along with guitarist Eric Peterson). His vocal style is always evolving: Chuck combines a clear, high pitch Thrash style of singing with a deeper low register Death Metal style grunt. Ever since the 'Low' album, he has mixed both styles both on and off stage.

Earlier today (January 16), Chuck called us to discuss their upcoming North American tour with Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam, and 4ARM. We also discussed the bands groundbreaking album 'The Dark Roots Of Earth'. And how the band plans to celebrate their 25th anniversary!

During this extensive interview we also discussed Testament's award for “best music video” at the American Indian Film Festival for their clip for the track “Native Blood!” So clean your dirty ears and listen up!


1/30: The Filmore – San Francisco, CA*
1/31: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*
2/1: The Marquee – Tempe, AZ*
2/2: House of Blues – Hollywood, CA*
2/4: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM*
2/5: Emo’s – Austin, TX
2/6: House of Blues – Houston, TX
2/7: House of Blues – Dallas, TX
2/9: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
2/10: The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
2/12: The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
2/13: Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
2/14: Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
2/15: The Paramount – Huntington, NY
2/16: The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/17: Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
2/18: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
2/20: Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
2/21: The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
2/22: The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
2/23: First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
2/25: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/26: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
2/27: Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
2/28: Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
* – Denotes FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will not be playing

TESTAMENT have also scheduled two exclusive shows in Japan alongside thrash titans DESTRUCTION and DEATH ANGEL. The event will take place on March 9th and 10th of 2013 at Club Citta in Kawasak-Shi, Japan. Fans can pre-reserve tickets starting December 8th at the following link http://clubcitta.co.jp/ticket. Tickets go on sale everywhere on Saturday December 22. For further information visit http://clubcitta.co.jp/.


- 3/9 Club Citta: Kawasak-Shi, Japan
- 3/10 Club Citta: Kawasak-Shi, Japan

Related links:
Testament's Official Site

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