TESTAMENT: ‘Native Blood’ Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for “Native Blood”, a brand new song from San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT, can be seen below.

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy previously stated about the track, “[It’s] basically a song about my Native heritage. It’s almost like a protest song, that the Native Americans have a voice that needs to be heard — that’s the chorus of the song.”

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for “Native Blood” can be seen below. The clip was shot last month on an Indian reservation in Hopland, California. Guitarist Eric Peterson told Greece’s Rock Overdose webzine, “It’s about people who were oppressed in life. We haven’t done [a video] in a while, so we’re kind of excited about that.”

“Native Blood” is available now as a digital download as well as on limited seven-inch vinyl in various colours. The single contains an exclusive Spanish-language version of the title song as the B-side.

“Native Blood” comes off TESTAMENT‘s new album, “Dark Roots Of Earth”, which will be released in North America on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD 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.

“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

“Dark Roots Of Earth” CD/DVD 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

Bonus:

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD

“Dark Roots Of Earth” vinyl track listing:

Side A:

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth

Side B:

04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace

Side C:

07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

Side D (Bonus):

10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

 

 

 

 

 

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