Testament’s eleventh studio album is to tentatively be released in February 2011.
The release is the first studio album from the 80s thrash metallers since 2008’s ‘The Formation of Damnation’, which was a big success in Finland and Germany, charting at #12 and #15 respectively.
Following what frontamn Chuck Billy says is a “serious injury”, drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-Forbidden, Slayer, Exodus) did not take part in the recording sessions for the forthcoming album. For the main album, the drum stool was filled by Strapping Young Lad man Gene Hoglan, who previously played with Testament in 2007. Lamb of God’s Chris Adler has recorded drum parts for a couple of planned bonus tracks.