TESTAMENT Announce Newly Added Chicago Show

on Co-Headlining Tour with KREATOR

Klash Of The Titans 2024 with Special Guests POSSESSED

Set Celebrates the Forthcoming Remastered Reissues of the Landmark First Two Albums

The Legacy and The New Order

“Get ready North America. We are looking forward to a co-headline tour with our Thrash master friends Kreator. This is gonna be a madhouse of a show with our Bay Area homies Possessed opening the show so get there early. Testament will be performing an old-school set celebrating the re-release of The Legacy and The New Order.” – TESTAMENT


Chuck Billy explains “Our goal with remastering The Legacy and The New Order was to make them breathe. Mixing and mastering is much different today than it was 37 years ago. We pulled back a lot of the effects we’d put on the tracks back in the day and made it all really powerful, solid, and loud. It’s amazing how much it all opened up. We’re excited to get our remastered first two albums to our fans because they sound like how they probably always should have sounded. It was our first time in the studio back then, after all. 

We put those first four records out in four years. We were just relentless with writing, recording, and touring. That’s what really established us as artists. And we’ve gotten better over the years as performers. We’re focused. The number one thing that matters to us is the show, not the party. We’re giving it 100 percent every night. 

At Milwaukee Metal Fest I asked the crowd who’d seen us in the late eighties and only a few hands went up. So we’re doing this for the old school fans, the people who never had a chance to hear all of these songs live before, and the new generation. We’ll hit them hard with The Legacy and The New Order, thrashing away.”

Newest member, young gun drummer Chris Dovas adds Testament is a band I grew up listening to so it’s important to me to stay true to the Testament sound. It’s been so cool to play songs from the first two albums live. I’ve tried to do them justice, staying true to how they were recorded, while adding little extra bits. Like a few parts where Eric is doing some chugging, I’ll match it with double bass. Little things like that. They are classic records so I stay true to the parts while also imagining what I might have done a little differently in those sessions.”

KREATOR comments, “We’re very proud to bring a second edition of the Klash Of The Titans to North America! This time with the Bay area beasts, Testament and one of my favorite bands in the world, Possessed. From start to finish, this is metal madness and we can’t wait to deliver our biggest shows to date over there!”


Klash Of The Titans North American 2024 Tour

09/12/2024 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort

09/13/2024 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

09/14/2024 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Centre

09/16/2024 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

09/17/2024 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre

09/18/2024 Vancouver, BC Canada – Vogue

09/20/2024 Calgary, AB Canada – MacEwan Hall

09/21/2024 Enoch, AB Canada – River Cree Casino

09/22/2024 Saskatoon, SK Canada – Coors Event Centre

09/24/2024 Winnipeg, MB Canada – Burton Cummings Theatre

09/26/2024 Maplewood, MN – Myth Live

09/27/2024 Chicago, IL – Radius

09/28/2024 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center

09/29/2024 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

10/01/2024 Cleveland, OH – The Agora

10/03/2024 Toronto, ON Canada – History

10/04/2024 Montreal, QC Canada – MTelus

10/05/2024 New Haven, CT – College Street

10/06/2024 Boston, MA – House of Blues

10/08/2024 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

10/10/2024 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre

10/11/2024 Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Casino

10/12/2024 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

10/13/2024 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

10/15/2024 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

10/16/2024 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

10/18/2024 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Lawn)

10/19/2024 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec

10/20/2024 Dallas, TX – The Factory

10/22/2024 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

10/23/2024 Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Convention Center

10/24/2024 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

10/26/2024 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium

10/27/2024 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

About TESTAMENT (new bio by Ryan J. Downey written 5/24/2024):

TESTAMENT is an undisputed titan of thrash metal. One of the definitive acts of the historic and high-octane genre since they first emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1983, the modern icons established themselves with a series of classic records (released each year from 1987 through 1990). They never wavered creatively, unleashing one acclaimed album after another across four decades.

The band’s nearly 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone is a clear demonstration of the enduring strength of the Testament legions. Testament’s biggest anthems run the gamut of their storied career, from early classics like “Over the Wall” and “Into the Pit,” late ‘90s bangers like “Down for Life,” through modern scorchers like “For the Glory of…” and “Brotherhood of the Snake.”

An internationally recognized heavy metal institution, Testament regularly appears as a headlining mainstage act at major festivals. Over the years, they’ve toured alongside Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Korn, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Lamb Of God, among other contemporaries.

Charismatic frontman Chuck Billy’s distinctive voice infuses their signature sound with rich and diverse textures. Primary songwriter and cofounding guitarist Eric Peterson summons endlessly timeless riffs on command. Alex Skolnick, named one of the greatest of all time by Guitar World, was just 18 years old when Testament recorded their debut, The Legacy (1987). Longtime bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Sadus, Death, Obituary) brings rhythmic heft and fluid dexterity to the proceedings.

Drummer Chris Dovas, the band’s newest (and youngest) addition, adds his own passionate bombast while honoring the astounding legacy of former Testament drummers. (An alumnus including past and present members of Slayer, White Zombie, Dethklok, and Machine Head, among others.)

Both The Legacy (1987) and The New Order (1988) were inducted into Decibel Magazine’s prestigious Hall Of Fame, alongside albums from Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Motörhead. Revolver included The New Order on their list of 14 Thrash Albums You Need to Own. Guitar World recognized Practice What You Preach (1989) as one of the Top 10 Shred Albums of the Eighties. Souls of Black (1990) entered the Billboard 200 at No. 73; The Ritual (1992) debuted at No. 55. Guitar World called Low (1994) one of the Iconic Albums That Defined 1994. Demonic (1997) and The Gathering (1999) saw Testament mining new depths of extremity without sacrificing their bluesy swagger.

The Formation of Damnation (2008) won Best Album at Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards, beating out records from Avenged Sevenfold, Children Of Bodom, Atreyu, and Down. Released nearly 30 years after the band’s formation, Dark Roots of Earth (2012) became their highest-charting album yet, moving more than 20,000 copies during its first week in the US and debuting at No. 12.

Brotherhood of the Snake (2016) enjoyed another Top 20 debut and hit No. 1 on the Independent chart. Titans of Creation (2020) joined year-end lists in ConsequenceLoudwire, and Metal Hammer.

As the band gears up for a fall 2024 co-headlining tour with Kreator dubbed Klash Of The TitansTestament continues work on their next studio album, which promises to become another modern classic. During the tour, the band will perform an “old-school set” celebrating the forthcoming remastered reissues of their landmark first two albums, The Legacy and The New Order.

The worldwide Testament Legions only continues to grow with renewed fervor and passion as one of the definitive acts of modern heavy metal marches forward, never wavering and always crushing.

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