"Dark Roots Of Earth", the new album from Testament, sold more than 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 12 on The Billboard 200 chart, reports Blabbermouth. The CD arrived in stores on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Testament's previous studio album, "The Formation Of Damnation", opened with 11,400 units back in May 2008 to debut at position No. 59.
"Dark Roots Of Earth" was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Nevermore, Accept, Exodus). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Exodus, Ted Nugent, Night Ranger) at his Trident Studios.
"Dark Roots Of Earth" jewel case CD track listing:
01. Rise Up 02. Native Blood 03. Dark Roots Of Earth 04. True American Hate 05. A Day In The Death 06. Cold Embrace 07. Man Kills Mankind 08. Throne Of Thorns 09. Last Stand For Independence