Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT played the first show of their 2008 tour last night (Saturday, March 29) at The Independent in San Francisco. The group's setlist was as follows:
01. Over The Wall
02. Into The Pit
03. Apocalyptic City
04. Practice What You Preach
05. New Order
06. Demonic Refusal
07. Low (dedicated to Johnny Tempesta)
08. Trail Of Tears (dedicated to all Longest Walk participants)
09. More Than Meets The Eye
10. The Evil Has Landed
11. Souls Of Black
12. The Preacher
14. 3 Days In Darkness
15. Alone In The Dark
16. Disciples Of The Watch
TESTAMENT will play another show at The Independent tonight (March 30) featuring a different setlist including three more new songs.
TESTAMENT will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, April 18 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.
TESTAMENT is strongly rumored to have been added to the upcoming summer tour featuring HEAVEN AND HELL, JUDAS PRIEST and MOTRHEAD (as previously reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on January 17 and March 22). It should be noted, however, that this information has not yet been corrobated by an official source and should be considered a rumor only at this point.
A brand new TESTAMENT track, entitled "More Than Meets The Eye", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Formation of Damnation", due in North America on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The band recorded the effort in part with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California.
Prosthetic Records has just re-released TESTAMENT's "First Strike Still Deadly" album. Originally issued in 2001 on Spitfire Records, the updated version features new artwork.
Current TESTAMENT lineup interviewed on Fuse TV's "Uranium":