Testament (band)

American thrash metal band

Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California,[1] formed in 1983. They are often credited as one of the most popular bands of the 1980s thrash metal scene.[2][3][4] In the 41 years since its inception, Testament has had numerous lineup changes, and guitarist Eric Peterson has been the only constant member, although the band currently features three original members.

Testament in 2008
Testament in 2008
Background information
Also known asLegacy (1983–1986)
OriginBerkeley, California, US
GenresThrash metal
Speed metal
Heavy metal
Death metal (1997-1999, 2004)
Years active1983–present
LabelsAtlantic, Megaforce, Spitfire, Burnt Offerings, Nuclear Blast
MembersChuck Billy
Eric Peterson
Greg Christian
Alex Skolnick
Paul Bostaph



Studio albums

Year Title
1987 The Legacy
1988 The New Order
1989 Practice What You Preach
1990 Souls of Black
1992 The Ritual
1994 Low
1997 Demonic
1999 The Gathering
2008 The Formation of Damnation
2012 The Dark Roots of Earth
2016 Brotherhood of the Snake
2020 Titans of Creation


  1. "Decibel Magazine: Testament - The Legacy". Decibel magazine. 2010-03-07. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-03-07.
  2. "Testament Biography". Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  3. "Tartarean Desire - Testament - Thrash metal band from USA". Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  4. "Testament Biography". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-02-27.

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