has been speaking to the Great Southern Brainfart
about life in Testament
and musical influences.
As Peterson notes, while Metallica
are still a big influence on the Testament sound, he wishes that they would write another "Master of Puppets
"Metallica's like a whole new band with all the singing and the playing. It works but I'm just a fan of the older Metallica. They still play that well though.I wish they'd write something like 'Master of Puppets' again. Their last one with the coffin on the cover
") was closer to the heart. Hey, but they're having fun doing what they're doing. I just don't hear the metal in Metallica as much as I would like to hear."
Peterson also notes that hearing Rush
in 7th or 8th grade made him decide to become a musician:
"My older cousin got a stereo and he was always playing Rush, Earth Wind & Fire, and Kiss' 'Alive I.' I just kind of adopted that music and just got into it but it was definitely Aerosmith's 'Rocks' and Kiss' 'Alive' and 'Destroyer' is what got me jumping around in front of a mirror with a guitar."