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Testament

a.k.a.ex-Legacy
CountryUnited States
Formed1986, Oakland, California, United States
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast

Line-up (members)

  • Chuck Billy : Vocals (1986-)
  • Eric Peterson : Guitar (1986-)
  • Alex Skolnick : Guitar (1986-1993, 2001, 2005-)
  • Gene Hoglan : Drums (1996-1997, 2011, 2012-)
  • Steve DiGiorgio : Bass (1998-2004, 2014-)

Former members

  • Louie Clemente : Drums (1986-1993, 2005)
  • Paul Bostaph : Drums (1993, 2004-2005, 2006, 2007-2011)
  • John Tempesta : Drums (1993-1994, 2005)
  • James Murphy : Guitars (1993-1996, 1998-2000)
  • Glen Alvelais : Guitars (1993, 1997-1998)
  • Jon Dette : Drums (1994-1995, 1997, 2000)
  • Chris Kontos : Drums (1995)
  • Derrick Ramirez : Bass (1997-1998)
  • Dave Lombardo : Drums (1998-1999)
  • Jon Allen : Drums (1999-2004)
  • Steve Smyth : Guitars (2000-2004)
  • Steve "Zetro" Souza : Vocals (2001)
  • Metal Mike Chlasciak : Guitars (2002)
  • Greg Christian : Bass (1986-1996, 2004-2014)
  • Paul Bostaph : Drums (1993, 2004-2005, 2006, 2007-2011)
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Discography

ImageAlbum titleTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
preview collectionwish list Demo - 00
The Legacy preview collectionwish list Studio 90 31
preview collectionwish list EP - 00
The New Order preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Single - 00
Practice What You Preach preview collectionwish list Studio 85 21
Souls of Black preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Single - 00
The Ritual preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list EP - 00
preview collectionwish list Single - 00
Low preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Live - 00
preview collectionwish list Compilation - 00
Demonic preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Compilation - 00
preview collectionwish list EP - 00
The Gathering preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Compilation - 00
First Strike Still Deadly preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Video - 00
preview collectionwish list Video - 00
preview collectionwish list Live - 00
preview collectionwish list Compilation - 00
The Formation of Damnation preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Live - 00
preview collectionwish list EP - 00
Dark Roots of Earth preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Live - 00

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Top Tracks

Track titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Over the Wall preview The Legacy (1987) 951
2Alone in the Dark preview The Legacy (1987) 951
3Practice What You Preach preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 951
4Burnt Offerings preview The Legacy (1987) 901
5First Strike Is Deadly preview The Legacy (1987) 901
6Greenhouse Effect preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 901
7Sins of Omission preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 901
8The Ballad preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 901
9The Haunting preview The Legacy (1987) 851
10Perilous Nation preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 851
11Envy Life preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 851
12Raging Waters preview The Legacy (1987) 801
13Do or Die preview The Legacy (1987) 801
14Apocalyptic City preview The Legacy (1987) 801
15Time Is Coming preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 801
16Blessed in Contempt preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 801
17Nightmare (Coming Back to You) preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 801
18Confusion Fusion preview Practice What You Preach (1989) 801
19C.O.T.L.O.D. (Curse of the Legions of Death) preview The Legacy (1987) 751
Additional notes
The band was known as Legacy from 1983-1986.

Steve "Zetro" Souza from Exodus was the lead singer from 1985-1986, and he has done vocals for Testament at some points. There was precisely one show played as Legacy with Chuck Billy on vocals, in July 1986.

Although still named Legacy at the time of recording, they couldn't relase the album under that name, as there was a jazz band who had registered it. Billy Milano suggested they name themselves Testament, and they liked it. They used their old name as the album title.

Testament was one of the early thrash metal bands to sign to a major label, having signed to Atlantic in 1986.

Greg Christian had reportedly auditioned for bass or was asked to join Metallica following Cliff Burton's death. He was among the few who were considered for the role.

In 2001, Chuck Billy was diagnosed with germ cell seminoma; a rare kind of cancer in Chuck's case because this is usually in the testicular region of a man's body, but Chuck had in his chest region near his heart. He had been undergoing numerous treatments and survived the cancer. Festivals and concerts had been held in helping raise money for Chuck's sickness. He has since been fully recovered.
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