San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans Testament
are currently writing material for the follow-up to 2008's "The Formation Of Damnation
" for a tentative late 2011/early 2012 release. The new CD will be recorded this summer with British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with Megadeth
, Arch Enemy
and Machine Head
, among others.
In a brand new posting on his Twitter profile
, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick
writes, "Another tune done! My riffs from last week [plus] some of [fellow Testament guitarist Eric Peterson's plus] new ones we wrote today. Planning one more, then we've got more than we need.
Regarding the musical direction of the new Testament material, the band's vocalist, Chuck Billy
, stated in a 2010 interview, "The new album will most likely be a culmination of 'The Gathering'  and 'The Formation Of Damnation', but we're definitely not going to forget who we are or our roots. I think we've found a comfortable spot in our writing style.
"The Formation Of Damnation" was reissued on February 23, 2010 in a deluxe tour edition. The two-disc edition includes the band's comeback album plus bonus footage of classic tracks and more.
Prosthetic Records recently re-released Testament's out-of-print 1995 hometown-show album "Live At The Fillmore
" on CD. The LP was reissued digitally last spring.
The "Live At The Fillmore" re-release includes expanded artwork and new layout by Carson Slovak and new liner notes by Robert Deutsch
Prosthetic previously reissued four Testament efforts: the acclaimed late-'90s studio albums "Demonic
" and "The Gathering
"; the re-recordings compilation "First Strike Still Deadly
"; and the vintage live album "Live At Eindhoven '87
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