Hey Western New York metal fans, ready to open up a circle pit? California thrash metal rockers Testament have announced that they will play Anthology in Rochester on March 7.
The date will take place on a day off from their tour with Slayer, which kicks off in North America on Feb. 19 in Chicago at the Riviera Theatre for a two-night stay. The tour with Slayer ends on March 26 at the Joint in Las Vegas.
Testament will also play the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore this May before heading off to Europe to play in France, Finland, Germany and Solvenia.
Testament was formed in 1983 under the name Legacy. Since then, the band has seen various lineup changes. Guitarist Eric Peterson has been the only member of the band to survive the past 30-plus years. Frontman Chuck Billy has been with the band since 1986, after he replaced Steve Souza who left Legacy to join Exodus. This prompted the name change to Testament once Billy took over vocal duties.
Testament has released 10 studio albums in the band’s career and has sold more than 14 million albums worldwide. They have also released several compilation and live albums to go along with their studio albums.
Testament is one of the most recognizable names in the metal scene and are due to release their 11th studio album sometime in 2016. Testament has toured with many of metal’s best through the years including Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Overkill and Judas Priest.
New Yorkers can also catch Testament while on tour with Slayer at Port Chester’s The Capital Theatre on March 2.