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New Testament Album Due In January


Testament‘s new studio album will arrive in January of 2020 according to the band themselves. During a press conference held for this past weekend’s ‘Hellfest Open Air‘ in Clisson, France, the band’s frontman Chuck Billy commented of their progress with the record:

“The day before we got on the plane [to start our European tour], we just finished recording all the tracks. And Andy Sneap, who’s out with Judas Priest will mix it. So when he gets home, a couple of weeks in July, he’ll start the mix. So, it’s gonna be a good one.”

Guitarist Eric Peterson added:

“Well, we don’t have a name yet, but it’s gonna come out in late January 2020.”

Regarding the direction of the album, Peterson added:

“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, so…”

He later stated:

“It’s not so much death metal kind of stuff. Chuck didn’t wanna sing melodic, but a lot of the songs are really melodic—like ‘Electric Crown‘, ‘Trial By Fire‘ kind of riffing, kind of old school. It’s a little bit like that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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