TESTAMENT’s entire catalog of music has been picked up by Nuclear Blast
Nuclear Blast, the bigwigs of the metal music industry, have gone and snatched up the entire catalog of those badass metal veterans from the San Francisco Bay Area, none other than TESTAMENT! Talk about a heavy acquisition!
But wait, there’s more! TESTAMENT didn’t just ink their signatures on the dotted line for a quick deal; they’ve committed to delivering three more full length albums!
This rather epic deal went down in style right before TESTAMENT‘s face-melting performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France last weekend.
So, what does this mean for you, loyal fans? Get ready to blast the band’s timeless masterpieces, including the metal essentials “The Legacy” and “The New Order,” on the music streaming platforms of your choosing. Whether you’re headbanging in your living room or screaming along in your car, the power of TESTAMENT‘s sonic assault is now at your fingertips.
Singer Chuck Billy states: “After a long history of making music and TESTAMENT teaming up with Nuclear Blast in 2008 with ‘The Formation Of Damnation’ to the current release ‘Titans Of Creation’, we have taken it to the next level and have reclaimed our six albums from Atlantic Records and have delivered them to Nuclear Blast to be re-released. Along with the Atlantic catalog, TESTAMENT will sign a new three-album deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide. We are so grateful to be with the best heavy metal label in the world that will spread TESTAMENT‘s Legacy.”
Guitarist Eric Peterson comments: “We signed with Nuclear Blast back in 2008 and it’d been a perfect fit for us ever since then. Incidentally, our older catalog with Atlantic Records — ‘The Legacy’, ‘The New Order’, ‘Practice What You Preach’, ‘Souls Of Black’, ‘The Ritual’ and ‘Low’ — have returned to us and we feel it’s a great new start to have Nuclear Blast release these albums again with some new unreleased artwork, photos, etc. Also, we will be signing a new three-album deal with them! So the future for metal is looking very, very bright! Cheers!”
Tommy Jones, Nuclear Blast U.S. label manager, adds: “One of my favorite guitars as a kid was my dark red Ibanez Saber (540S) with the wizard neck. I purchased that guitar to sound like Alex Skolnick who played that model and color back in the day. So all these years later to be signing those OG, genre-defining TESTAMENT albums that were such an early influence like ‘The New Order’, ‘Practice What You Preach’ and ‘Souls Of Black’, as well as new TESTAMENT albums to Nuclear Blast, is completing a full circle for me. Truly an ‘if the 15-year-old me could see this’ type of moment. It’s time to continue ‘The Legacy’ with Nuclear Blast!”
It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. Nuclear Blast gets to revel in the sonic glory of TESTAMENT, and fans get their metal fix like never before. So, go ahead and crank up the volume, unleash your inner metal beast, and let the riffage take control!
.@nuclearblast is proud to announce the complete #TESTAMENT catalog has been acquired & the band signed for an additional, future 3 albums! Signing took place before their performance at Hellfest last weekend. Fans will now be able to listen to The Legacy & The New Order on DSPs! pic.twitter.com/5d1KIWgtEu
— Testament (@testament) June 21, 2023