Testament: New Album Next Year

Thrash legends Testament to go into the studio later this year and plan to release their new album sometime in 2011.

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It was announced over a year ago in July 2009 that Testament had started working on a new studio album; their tenth overall and the first one since 2008's The Formation Of Damnation. The band has now released some more information concerning the upcoming release and they have a more definite time frame in mind. The thrash band, who have just recently finished touring across North America with bands Megadeth and Slayer earlier this year, have announced that the upcoming album should be coming out sometime next year and that the studio work will be done later this year. We currently have studio time booked at the end of this year, and we're shooting for a mid-2011 release. 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 guitarist Eric Peterson says. We're going to be home during the fall and winter working on new material. As we speak, I'm working on new music, and we're shooting to record by the end of the year. That's our plan, but we're not going to just put out a record to put out a record. We have standards, and we're picky as to what exactly we want to put out. If the new album is going to be anything like the previous one, it should be something to look forward to and well worth the three-year wait. For those interested in keeping up with Testament's news you can do so by visiting their MySpace page.

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    hanselrocks1
    formation was super death metal cookie monster rock i flet....id like some epic thrash album plz
    nuclearrootbeer
    formation of damnation was my fav testament album. i hope the new one will be as good as (or better than) it.
    sXe170
    I talked to Alex Skolnick around xmas when he was touring with trans siberian orchestra, and he said testament didn't even start writing the new album. So I hope they got something good down =)
    thrashmonkey
    Cool. Very cool. They put on a good solid performance when I saw them on American Carnage.
    Guitarism12
    Formation of damnation was ****ing awsome. One of the best metal albums to come out of the last decade, cant wait to hear there new stuff
    OXL
    hanselrocks1 wrote: formation was super death metal cookie monster rock i flet....id like some epic thrash album plz
    Hehehe, I liked formation but something more in the lines of teh new order would be more welcome to me too.
    KataklysmDeth
    One Children of Sodomy's new stuff is shit. Don't hold your breath. Trivium yes I need more trivium.
    SoulSyphon
    ****ing a... seriously??? still have to wait that long til Bodom and Trivium release some new chet. i know it'll be worth the wait, but damn....
    evan-simpson22
    Actually Dave Mustain said that he got the name Megadeth from something in the paper, I cant quite remember but I saw it on T.V. once. BUT NEW TESTAMENT, SWEEETTT!!!
    palm mute
    Crozmo wrote: Hopefully It will be less overproduced and generic sounding than the last album, wich sounded like just about 99% of other modern metal, nay say I; bring back the old rawer sound
    Agreed, I want a late 80's production value from them again... so I can feel the grit behind the distortion and not have an overpolished mess like every other band is putting out It doesn't say, does anyone know if Skolnick is going to be in on this?
    SuicidalFreak
    IRONMAIDENTLICA wrote: SuicidalFreak wrote: Actually, they spelled the band's name wrong. It should be Megadeth not Megadeath. WOAH WOAH...WHAT?! REALLY?! NO WAY!
    Yeah, if you just read this article. You'll know why it's spelled wrong.
    IRONMAIDENTLICA
    SuicidalFreak wrote: Actually, they spelled the band's name wrong. It should be Megadeth not Megadeath.
    WOAH WOAH...WHAT?! REALLY?! NO WAY!
    SuicidalFreak
    Thank God we won't have to wait another 9 years for this.
    Rob E wrote: Megadeath? are they new? On topic, good news.
    Actually, they spelled the band's name wrong. It should be Megadeth not Megadeath.
    Crozmo
    Hopefully It will be less overproduced and generic sounding than the last album, wich sounded like just about 99% of other modern metal, nay say I; bring back the old rawer sound
    palm mute
    Rob E wrote: Megadeath? are they new? On topic, good news.
    I believe that the first incarnation of Pink Floyd was called the Megadeaths, and it's the word Mustaine based the band's name off of anyway... mistakes happen