On April 8, Bay Area thrash legends and Metal Hammer Golden Gods "Album of the Year" recipients TESTAMENT will attend the Revolver Golden Gods Awards at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles as presenters. Vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson are on deck to announce the live performance of Ohio metallers THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.
"We are honored that we've been invited to announce the performance of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards," stated Chuck Billy. "Revolver is one of the greatest metal publications of our era, and we're pleased to give back by being given this opportunity. We look forward to seeing our fellow metal gods there!" Peterson added, "This time I'm not accepting an award but giving an award, and it's cool to be on the other end of things! I'm excited to hang out with my peers that I also happen to be a fan of."
TESTAMENT won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods "Album of the Year" award in 2008 for the band's latest CD, "The Formation Of Damnation". The effort debuted at No. 59 on The Billboard 200 chart and was the highest-charting release in TESTAMENT's 24-year history.
"The Formation Of Damnation" was reissued on February 23 in a deluxe tour edition. The two-disc edition includes the band's comeback album plus bonus footage of classic tracks and more.
Canadian guitarist Glen Drover (ex-MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, EIDOLON) filled in for Alex Skolnick on TESTAMENT's recent tour with MEGADETH and EXODUS, which kicked off on March 1 in Spokane, Washington ran through the end of the month.
TESTAMENT performed its first-ever album, "The Legacy", in its entirety during the month-long trek that found these thrash titans crisscrossing the nation on the "Rust in Peace" 20th anniversary tour. In this monstrously massive celebration of metal, TESTAMENT felt it was time to throw down the gauntlet and bring people back to the roots of their visceral and vice-tight music, re-invoking songs which helped lay the foundation for a thrash generation. "We wanted to give the fans something different," said Chuck Billy. "We wanted to play these songs which have not been played since we've been touring 'The Formation Of Damnation'."