Testament (Band)

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    The 10 best thrash metal bands

    Thrash metal flayed disco Kiss before binging on high speed guitars, rapid double bass drum and foul lyrics. The emergence of thrash in the early '80s poked fun at a hardcore fan base of metal historians worshiping at the alter of loud and slow. These thrash bands did the world a favor and took meta ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Death Angel's Mark Osegueda: "Music brings people together... it crosses genres, racial lines"

    Death Angel was formed in 1982 by four cousins who were inspired by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. After releasing a demo called Heavy Metal Insanity, the band enlisted its roadie, another cousin, Mark Osegueda, to be its singer just in time to open for the then up-and-coming Megadeth. From th ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    The ten best metal reunion/revitalization efforts

    When musicians reconvene, it can often be as unpredictable as a high school reunion, but at least when band dudes get back together or merely rediscover their original inspiration, it's something to look forward to rather than dread. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best metal reunion/rivitaliz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Janet Feder on the $100 Guitar Project

    When guitarists Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O'Meara bought a $100 guitar, they came up with the idea for their $100 Guitar Project: They hit up a dozens of their guitar-playing friends and asked them to write and record a short piece of a song. They each had a week to come up with their part, and then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    The ten best concerts of the week

    BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Tom Hunting of Exodus on how building a song is like building the best sandwich possible

    Exodus was founded in 1980 by a group of high school friends that included a pre-Metallica Kirk Hammett and Tom Hunting, the sole remaining original member of the act. The classic line-up also featured Paul Baloff on vocals and Gary Holt, who moved over to guitar when Kirk joined Metallica, just pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    TESTAMENT @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | MON, 2/25/13 Testament is one of the bands that you can make a strong case for expanding the Big 4 to the Big 5. The Bay Area act was part of the original thrash movement, which fused the precision and savagery of speed metal with the intensity of hardcore punk. For n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The six best metal shows in Denver this month

    So you like your music hard and heavy, do ya? Good news: You're in for some serious brutality this month. There's a ton of shows happening in February, all of which are listed in our concert calendar, but here, we've singled out the six best metal shows in Denver (well, and one in Colorado Springs). ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012


    Tuesday, November 20, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    November 9, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Nov. 9-11

    Welcome to the weekend! You ready to toss a few cold ones back and get a little loose? Thought so. Us, too. As always, there is ton of good music and a wide variety at that to dazzle and delight you this weekend in our fine city. If you're a completist who prefers to craft your own itinerary, we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Photos: Anthrax and Testament's Earth On Hell Tour with Death Angel at Summit, 10/19/11

    Aaron ThackerayAnthrax frontman Joey Belladonna last night at Summit Music Hall​For the first time in over a decade, thrash metal titans Anthrax and Testament have teamed up for a 25 date U.S. tour dubbed the Earth On Hell Tour with Bay Area thrashers Death Angel. Hell came to the Summit Music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Scott Ian of Anthrax on Worship Music, comic books, Doctor Who, VH1 and interviewing Ozzy

    Scott Ian of Anthrax​Anthrax (due Wednesday, October 19, at Summit Music Hall) is one of the Big Four thrash bands from the '80s and the only one originally based on the East Coast. More than most metal bands, Anthrax seemed willing to smile and display a wicked yet playful sense of humor -- e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Chuck Billy of Testament on the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise, Reign in Blood and Gene Hoglan

    Testament​Testament (sharing a bill tomorrow night at Summit Music Hall with Anthrax and Death Angel) is one of the bands that make a strong case for expanding the Big 4 to the Big 5 (or Big 6, if the often overlooked Exodus were included). The Bay Area act was part of the original thrash move ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Win tickets to see Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel tomorrow at the Summit Music Hall

    Okay metalheads, while we're sure that most of you already have your tickets for tomorrow night's thrash metal extravaganza at the Summit Music Hall featuring Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel, on the off chance that you're broke and you haven't copped tickets for this kickass triple-bill yet, we'v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows Tech N9ne, Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Buffet were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Monroe Monroe, Air Dubai, Spires and Popcult all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Havok prepares to release second album on Candlelight

    ​We've just received word that Havok, Denver's thrash-metal flag-bearers, are set to continue wreaking, well, havoc in 2011. The act has reportedly finished work on its follow-up to 2009's Burn. Recorded by James Murphy (Death, Testament), Time Is Up, the new album, the outfit's second for Can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    This just in: Slayer drops off KBPI's Midwinter Melee

    Update: Just received word from Live Nation that the entire show/tour has been postponed. No word on when it will be rescheduled, but tickets will be honored. ​Bad news if you had your heart set on being deafened by this wall of amps in a few weeks. The American Carnage tour, due at Magness A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    This Just In: Slayer, John Mayer, Cheech & Chong shows announced

    ​Slayer and Megadeth team up for KBPI's Midwinter Melee on Monday, January 25 at DU's Magness Arena. It's the first time the two bands have co-headlined in two decades, and as a bonus for diehard metal heads, Testament gets things started. General admission floor seats are $49.50, while reserved s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Live Review: To Be Eaten, Dead Child, Munimula, Adai at hi-dive

    Photo: Tom Murphy Adai To Be Eaten, Dead Child, Munimula, Adai Monday, August 18, 2008 hi-dive Better Than: Most music that entertains the conceit of being heavy. Adai got the evening started off right with pieces of epic, surprisingly rich and diverse, experimental metal. Comprised of just two ... More >>