In the two-minute video clip below, TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian is filmed at home, demonstrating how to play the intro to the band’s song “Souls Of Black”. He’s playing through a Rolandmicro-cube with about a four-inch speaker that he says “is not really designed to play a bass through so the sound isn’t very good.”
TESTAMENT has set “The Dark Roots Of Earth” as the title of its new album, tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is currently being recorded with British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE and MACHINE HEAD, among others.
Due to a “serious injury,” drummer Paul Bostaph was unable to take part in the new album recordings but will rejoin TESTAMENT for future touring activities. Playing drums on the follow-up to 2008’s “The Formation Of Damnation” is Gene “The Atomic Clock” Hoglan (ex-DARK ANGEL, ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY, DETHKLOK), with LAMB OF GOD‘s Chris Adler set to make a special guest appearance on a couple of bonus tracks.