Legendary thrash metal titans TESTAMENT have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album, Brotherhood of the Snake, which will be released October 28 via Nuclear Blast.
The cover was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also created the stunning artwork for the bands last album, The Dark Roots of Earth, and has also worked with the likes of HATEBREED and KATAKLYSM.
Guitarist Peterson commented on the 12th studio album:
“It’s very diverse, but it’s very epic. There’s nothing on there that breeds commercial. And I think for thirty years of recording music and trying different formulas and stuff, we’ve found a formula that is very metal. I think for the metal fan that is looking for something, for the nooks and crannies… not just your normal, ‘Oh, it’s got a thrash beat and a riff.’ There’s a lot going on here.”
“It’s different. This one is more thrash. I mean, this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played. Usually, we have one or two thrash songs, and then we have some mid-tempo, and then we have a slow, heavy one, and then up-tempo kind of stuff. Half of the new record is thrash, which we’ve never done before.”
“It’s kind of like ‘Demonic’ and ‘The Gathering’, but a little bit wiser. Chuck’s not singing so death. I mean, he does some death stuff but he’s singing more like he did on the last record and then with the craziness of ‘The Gathering’ or even heavy stuff like ‘Demonic’.”
TESTAMENT are planning to celebrate the release of the album on their upcoming UK/Ireland tour with AMON AMARTH and GRAND MAGUS this autumn, check out the dates below
31st October @ Manchester, Academy
1st November @ Glasgow, O2 ABC
2nd November – Dublin, Vicar Street
4th November – London, Roundhouse
5th November – Birmingham, O2 Academy
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