News: Testament – Children Of The Next Level

Testament Titans Of Creation


There are very few Testament releases that have ever disappointed. When others have zigged, they have zagged, and always kept true to themselves. When other bands tried becoming more radio-friendly, at the risk of losing their fan base, Testament has consistently stayed heavy.

The kicker is it’s never been heavy for the sake of being heavy because they mix in melodies with guttural vocals, and intricate song composition so as to not be a one-trick pony. You tell me when an album of theirs has come out, and you can rest assure it’s among my favorite releases of that year.

Because of this Titans Of Creation has to be one of my most anticipated releases of the year.  The album drops on April 3rd.

Check out the video for “Children Of The Next Level” here:

We previously featured “Night Of The Witch” previously, check that video out here.

Here are some comments sent to us about the album:

Chuck Billy comments, “To all our Testament Legions out there… we hope you have been playing the shit out of our first single ‘Night of the Witch’ and are ready for our second release ‘Children of the Next Level’.

I know we are ready to play it live, so on March 6th, we are going to debut it for our fans attending the show at the O2 Academy in London. We are going to ask them to pull out their cameras and put up videos for everyone to enjoy and thrash it up! Hey, fucking Metal Forever!!!!!!”

The band will be going out on a thirty-day North American tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, and Meshiaak.

Testament NA Tour

The confirmed dates of the tour are:

4/20/2020  Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
4/21/2020  Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
4/23/2020. Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
4/24/2020  Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
4/25/2020  Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
4/26/2020  Austin, TX @ Emo’s
4/28/2020  Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
4/29/2020  Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/30/2020  Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
5/02/2020  Mexico City, MX  ^ Festival – TESTAMENT only
5/05/2020  Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
5/06/2020  Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
5/07/2020  Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
5/08/2020  Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
5/09/2020  Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
5/10/2020  Montreal, QC @ M’Telus
5/11/2020  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall
5/13/2020. Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
5/14/2020  Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
5/15/2020  Columbus, OH Festival – TESTAMENT only
5/16/2020  Joliet, IL @ The Forge *SOLD OUT*
5/17/2020  Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
5/19/2020  Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
5/20/2020  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
5/22/2020  Portland, CA @ Roseland Theater
5/23/2020 Vancouver, BC * w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE
5/24/2020  Seattle, WA * w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE
5/26/2020  Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
5/27/2020  San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
5/28/2020  Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues

* – MUNICIPAL WASTE not appearing
^ – Festival – TESTAMENT only
+ – Festival – MUNICIPAL WASTE only

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907