Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT will launch a massive North American tour next April in support of their latest album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake". Support on the trek will come from Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA and genre-defying stalwarts PRONG.
"After four successful tours through Europe over the last six months, we are looking forward to touring across North America," comments TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy. "We'll have a new headlining set list with tracks from 'Brotherhood Of The Snake', and how cool is it that we will be sharing the stage with our brothers in metal SEPULTURA and PRONG?! See ya' in the PIT!"
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The dates are as follows:
Apr. 06 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM (buy tickets)
Apr. 07 - Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX (buy tickets)
Apr. 08 - Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX (buy tickets)
Apr. 09 - House Of Blues - Houston, TX (buy tickets)
Apr. 10 - House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA (buy tickets)
Apr. 12 - The Ritz Ybor - Tampa, FL (buy tickets)
Apr. 13 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (buy tickets)
Apr. 14 - House Of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL (buy tickets)
Apr. 15 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA (buy tickets)
Apr. 16 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC (buy tickets)
Apr. 19 - The National - Richmond, VA (buy tickets)
Apr. 20 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ (buy tickets)
Apr. 21 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Harcore Festival) (buy tickets)
Apr. 22 - The Paramount - Huntington, NY (buy tickets)
Apr. 23 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA (buy tickets)
Apr. 24 - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD (buy tickets)
Apr. 26 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC (buy tickets)
Apr. 27 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON (buy tickets)
Apr. 28 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI (buy tickets)
Apr. 29 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH (buy tickets)
Apr. 30 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH (buy tickets)
May 02 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL (buy tickets)
May 03 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN (buy tickets)
May 04 - The District - Sioux Falls, SD (buy tickets)
May 06 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO (buy tickets)
May 07 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT (buy tickets)
May 09 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR (buy tickets)
May 10 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC (buy tickets)
May 11 - Showbox Market - Seattle, WA (buy tickets)
May 12 - The Revolution Concert House - Boise, ID (buy tickets)
May 15 - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ (buy tickets)
May 16 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA (buy tickets)
May 17 - Livewire - Scottsdale, AZ (buy tickets)
May 18 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA (buy tickets)
May 19 - Regency Ballroom - San Francsco, CA (buy tickets)
May 20 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV (buy tickets)
"Brotherhood Of The Snake" was released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also handled the art for the TESTAMENT's last album, 2012's "Dark Roots Of Earth", and also worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM in the past.
"Brotherhood Of The Snake" 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 British metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH).
SEPULTURA will release its new studio album, "Machine Messiah", on January 13 via Nuclear Blast. Inspired by the robotization of our society, the disc was produced by the band and Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH) of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The CD's stunning cover artwork was created by Filipino artist Camille Della Rosa.
PRONG's latest album, "X - No Absolutes", was released on February 5 through SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak (including bonus track+poster),2LP gatefold version (colored vinyl, CD in paper sleeve) and as a digital download.
PRONG spent the better part of October and November trekking through Europe with OBITUARY, EXODUS and KING PARROT as part of the "Battle Of The Bays" tour.