As previously reported, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy has been tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Billy received his test results on March 21st.
Now, in a new interview with Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice, Billy spoke about testing positive for the coronavirus.
“We just made it out of Europe so we said let’s be proactive and see where we can go get tested since we were on tour,” he said. “They said to us if you don’t have symptoms you can’t get tested so we didn’t get tested. Then as the days went by we started to feel sick and then we called again and they recommended we get tested.
“By that time we had been in communication with band members and the crew from the bands that traveled with us,” Billy continued. “It seemed a lot of us were sick with a lot of the same symptoms. For me my symptoms were, my body ached, headaches, just felt wiped out. First I thought it was just jet lagged but then it came on like you knew you were sick and it didn’t let up. A lot of sleeping. I really didn’t get the fever, just the coughing, tired just slept a lot. Then we did the drive through tests and it took 7 days to get results.
“So by the time we got our results we were getting better, it slowly was going away,” he added. “I noticed the first day or two it was huffing and puffing just walking to the bathroom and back but it didn’t get any worse. We weren’t over exerting ourselves. Getting better as time went by, resting and isolating ourselves. Hopefully people will do the right thing and stay isolated as long as they can. “
He also spoke about TESTAMENT‘s upcoming album, Titans of Creation, out on April 3 via Nuclear Blast.
He said: “It’s a diverse record there is an array of songs that have there own identity that stand out on their own. It’s definitely a diverse record. It’s a record where I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone. Also there are a lot of personal stuff on the record in terms of song content. Plus this records wasn’t a pain in the ass to make like the last one. The last one was a two year process this one nine month to get it written and recorded.