During a recent interview with Rocking With Jam Man, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy discussed the possibility of making a new music during the coronavirus pandemic.
“No, we haven’t, but Eric [Peterson, guitar] is writing some music [on his own],” he responded. “I haven’t heard anything yet. It all starts with Eric, so I just kind of wait. He’s gotta be in the right mood. And probably, being stuck at home with the pandemic, I would think he would be jamming and writing some stuff.
“So I think we’ll probably at least have a couple of new songs. ‘Cause it makes sense — if we write a couple of new songs, maybe we can do a repackage of the [latest TESTAMENT album, Titans Of Creation]. We’re talking about possibly writing a song called ‘Titans Of Creation,’ ’cause there is no title track. So, we could have a song called ‘Titans Of Creation’ and maybe re-push it out there with the record again. [That would be] more of a marketing thing. I think that’s kind of what the talk is [that] might happen.”
Asked if he would feel comfortable to play shows in Texas and Mississippi, the two states which have lifted their mask mandates and increased capacity of all businesses and facilities to 100,” Chuck said: “I’d feel a little safer once I got a vaccine, I think, and maybe a little more people get vaccines. But I don’t need to jump in there, and I don’t know about full capacities yet. I just think until it’s really under control with more vaccines, it’s a little bit safer. We’re not safe from everything, but I would wait till the vaccine’s out [to most people]. I think probably most of the bandmembers feel the same way.”
Titans Of Creation was released on April 3, 2020 via Nuclear Blast.