Bay Area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT have announced a summer European tour, with a series of festival appearances, that is expected to coincide with the release of their new album.
The trek takes place right before TESTAMENT join MEGADETH for the latter’s first-ever MegaCruise, which will set sail on October 13th, 2019 from Los Angeles, California and hit ports of San Diego, California and Ensenada, Mexico before returning on October 18th. Also playing at MegaCruise are ANTHRAX, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, ARMORED SAINT, METAL CHURCH, OVERKILL and many other acts.
June 21 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Mol, Belgium
June 25 – Mystic Festival – Kraków, Poland
June 27 – Sonic Park – Bologna, Italy
June 29 – Tons of Rock – Halden, Norway
July 4, – Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, Denmark
July 5 – Rock Fest Barcelona – Santa Coloma De Gramenet, Spain
July 6 – Resurrection Festival – Celeiro, Spain
August 4 – Sylak Open Air – Saint-maurice-de-gourdans, France
August 7 – Brutal Assault Festival – Jaroměř, Czech Republic
August 9 – Into The Grave – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
August 10 – Party San – Obermehler, Germany
You can buy the tickets at this location.
TESTAMENT are expected to enter the studio in early 2019 to commence recording the follow-up to 2016’s “Brotherhood Of The Snake“. The three year break between that album and its follow-up will be the band’s quickest gap between studio albums since a two year break between 1997’s “Demonic” and 1999’s “The Gathering“. TESTAMENT fans had to wait nine years – not counting the collection of re-recorded early material “First Strike Still Deadly” (2001) – for the release of “The Formation Of Damnation” (2008), while the other two took only four years, 2012’s “Dark Roots Of The Earth” and “Brotherhood Of The Snake“.