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Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California.Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band's current lineup comprises guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, lead vocalist Chuck Billy, drummer Gene Hoglan, and bassist Steve Di Giorgio. Testament has experienced many lineup changes over the years, with Peterson being the only remaining original member, though they have since been rejoined by one of its co-founders Skolnick, who was out of the band from 1992 to 2005. Billy replaced original singer Steve "Zetro" Souza (who left the band to join Exodus as the replacement of Paul Baloff) in 1986, prior to the recording of their first studio album, The Legacy, and has been a member of the band since. He and Peterson are the only members to appear on all of Testament's studio albums.

* Formed: 1983 in Oakland, Californien as Legacy
* Renamed: 1986 in Testament

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

• • Members
* Chuck Billy (voc; since 1986)
* Eric Peterson (git; since 1986)
* Alex Skolnick (git; 1986-93, since 2001)
* Steve DiGiorgio (b; Tour)
* Gene Hoglan (dr; 1997, since 2011)

• • Former Members
* Louie Clemente (dr; 1986-93, 2005)
* Paul Bostaph (dr; 1992-93, 2004, 2007-11)
* John Tempesta (dr; 1993-94, 2001-05)
* Glen Alvelais (git; 1993, 1997)
* James Murphy (git; 1994-96, 1999)
* John Dette (dr; 1995)
* Derrik Ramirez (git; 1997)
* Gene Hoglan (dr; 1997)
* Steve DiGiorgio (b; 1999, 2001)
* Dave Lombardo (dr; 1999)
* Steve "Zetro" Souza (voc; 2001)
* Nicholas Howard "Nick" Barker (dr; 2007)
* John Allen (dr)
* Mike "Metal Mike" Chlasciak (git)
* Steve "Horse" Jacobs (dr)
* Chris Kontos (dr)
* Steve Smyth (git)

Latest Objects

Pins & Buttons: Practice What You Preach
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Audio/Video: New Order, The
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Postcard: Ritual, The
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Press Kit: Low
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Tour Poster: Souls Of Black
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Information

Genre: Metal
Founded: 1983
Status: Active
Country: USA
Website: www.testamentlegions.com
Top-Release: Legacy, The
Links: Wikipedia
Owner: SODemon