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Testament Stream New Song ‘True American Hate’

Nuclear Blast Records

‘True American Hate,’ a new track from Testament’s upcoming album ‘Dark Roots of Earth,’ is now available for streaming (listen below). The band’s 10th studio album, and first since 2008‘s ‘The Formation of Damnation’ will be released July 31 on Nuclear Blast Records.

“It’s partially fantasy-based,‭ ‬partially based on the prophecies of the Mayan calendar,‭ ‬partially based on the whole prophecy of the‭ end-of-the-world‭,” ‬says guitarist Eric Peterson,‭ “but nature always ends up taking charge in the aftermath,‭ ‬we always end up back with nature being in charge.‭”

“Our world‭ ‬is changing.” explains‬ vocalist Chuck Billy. “It‭ ‬has changed over the last‭ ‬10‭ ‬years,‭ ‬the environment,‭ ‬the seasons,‭ ‬and it‭ (‬makes you wonder‭) ‬if there‭ might‭ ‬be something to those prophecies.‭”

“It’s hard‭ ‬not to see what the media’s feeding us.” ‬adds Peterson. “‘The End of The World‭’ ‬is like a big billboard,‭ ‬an advertisement,‭ ‬and I think a lot of people believe in it.‭”

‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ was produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. The bonus edition of the album includes three cover songs: Queen’s‭ ‬’Dragon Attack,‭’ ‬Scorpions‭’ ‬’Animal Magnetism‭’ ‬and Iron Maiden’s‭ ‬’Powerslave.’ “The whole thing about doing covers successfully is taking the song and making it your own so as people think‭ ‘wow,‭ ‬that’s different, ‬says Peterson. “And we certainly achieved that with‭ ‘Dragon Attack‭’ ‬and‭ ‘Animal Magnetism.‭’

‭They did a more traditional version of ‘Powerslave.’ ‬”Yeah,‭ ‬we just selfishly put it on there because I’m a big fan of it‭!” ‬grins Peterson. “Maiden’s version is‭ (‬the one‭) ‬and we pretty much kept it at that because it was really fun to play like that‭!”

In September, Testament will hit the road with Anthrax and Death Angel.  The trio of bands did two prior legs beginning last fall, and had so much fun they are doing another run.

Listen to Testament – ‘True American Hate’

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