2016 has been a great year for Thrash Metal so far. Looking back at the year, it is quite astonishing to note that so many legendary bands have dropped a release this year. Right from the American legends, Megadeth, Death Angel and Anthraxto their Teutonic brothers Sodom, Exumer and Destruction, 2016 will definitely go down as a fantastic year for Thrash Metal. With a little over three more months to go, I believe we aren’t anywhere near to the climax as yet, especially with Testament’s much anticipated eleventh studio release coming up on 28th October via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has named it ‘Brotherhood of the Snake’ and trust me, every bit of this album, sounds as good as its majestic name.
Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy. He discusses the upcoming new album “Brotherhood Of The Snake”, why it’s the strongest album executed by the band, the amount of frustration and anger the band went through while writing and recording the album and the fan expectation after the critical success of last album “Dark Roots Of The Earth”.
He also talks about entering the studio without any preparations for the 1st time in their career, how Eric Peterson wrote the entire album again without any ideas from other members, how the band was aware of the pressure to top “Dark Roots Of The Earth” and why he will never write and record the album again the way they did this time. He also throws light on writing vocal lines, writing melodies more than 4 times, the lyrical aspect and the concept of the album, recording with new bassist Steve DiGiorgio for the first time, how he brought his influences on the new album, his take on fans texting and using cellphones during the shows and much more.
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