German TV channel ZDF Kultur conducted an interview with San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is professionally filmed video footage of TESTAMENT‘s August 4 performance at the event.
TESTAMENT‘s new album, “Dark Roots Of Earth”, is likely to sell between 15,000 and 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records.
TESTAMENT‘s previous studio CD, “The Formation of Damnation”, opened with 11,400 units back in May 2008 to debut at position No. 59 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“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. The cover artwork for the effort (see below) was painted by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others.