Band Info
OriginBerkeley, Callifornia, USA
Years-Active1985-2000, 2007-persnet
Genre(s)Thrash metal, heavy metal, death metal (late 1990s)
Label(s)Atlantic, Megaforce, Spitfire, Burnt Offerings, Nuclear Blast
Associated ActsAlex Skolnick Trio, Dragonlord, Dublin Death Patrol, Exodus, Megadeth, Slayer'

Testament is an American metal band from Berkeley, California, formed in 1985. They are often credited as one of the most popular bands of the 1980s thrash metal scene. In the 28 years since its inception, Testament has had numerous lineup changes, and guitarist Eric Peterson has been the only constant member, although the band currently also features two of its original members, Alex Skolnick (guitarist) and Greg Christian (bass). Chuck Billy replaced former singer Steve Souza in 1986, prior to the recording of their first studio album, The Legacy, and has been a member of the band since.


Current membersEdit

  • Chuck Billy – vocals (1986–2000, 2007-persent)
  • Eric Peterson – rhythm & lead guitar (1985-2000, 2007-persent)
  • Alex Skolnick – lead guitar (1985–1993, 2001, 2007–present)
  • Greg Christian – bass (1985–1996, 2007–present)
  • Paul Bostaph – drums (1993, 2007–present) (currently on hiatus from Testament due to a "serious injury", but will rejoin when they tour in support of their new album)
  • Gene Hoglan – drums (1996–1997, 2011) (filling in for Paul on the recording of their new album)

Former membersEdit

  • Derrick Ramirez – bass/guitar/vocals (was also in the band when they went under the name Legacy. Did the guitar and vocal duties on their first demo) (1983–1984) Bass on the Demonic album and tour.(1997)
  • Steve DiGiorgio – (1998–2004)
Touring members
  • Glen Drover – guitar (2008, 2010)
  • Steve Jacobs – touring drummer, South American leg of the Demonic tour 1997 and Japanese leg of the Gathering tour 1999


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