Testament First Four Albums To Be Re-Released On Vinyl

Back On Black will re-release Testament's first four albums on June 27 on deluxe limited-edition 180-gram vinyl.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, Back On Black, which specializes in vinyl editions of classic metal albums and is dedicated to providing top-quality releases for record collectors and metal fans worldwide, will re-release Testament's first four albums - "The Legacy", "The New Order", "Practice What You Preach" and "Souls Of Black" - on June 27 on deluxe limited-edition 180-gram vinyl:

  • "The Legacy" (originally released in 1987) (purple vinyl)
  • "The New Order" (originally released in 1988) (clear vinyl)
  • "Practice What You Preach" (originally released in 1989) (white vinyl)
  • "Souls Of Black" (originally released in 1990) (blue vinyl)

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    Testament's last album, 2008's "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".

    Testament is currently writing material for the follow-up to "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, Nevermore, Exodus and Machine Head, among others.

    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' [1999] 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."

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      This great. How also about re-releasing them on CD or itunes for fans without record players.
      I was expecting some thrash metal genius before I heard The Formation Of Damnation, being a big fan of the genre and Paul Bostaph, but I have no idea why but I was just utterly bored after the first listen. 7 more listens later and I feel the same. Maybe it lacked aggression or something. Shame, I really wanted to like the album. Anyway, hopefully the new one will be better.