Photo by: Stephanie Cabral

Official press release:

Bay area thrash metal giants Testament unleashed their highly acclaimed thirteenth studio album, Titans of Creation, via Nuclear Blast in 2020. 

Today, Testament is proud to announce they will release a Titans of Creation Video Album on September 9th via Nuclear Blast Records. The limited-edition collectible features performance videos of all the tracks on the record. The footage was compiled at a soundstage in San Francisco and was edited into music video-style clips that will be available on Blu-Ray accompanying the CD with bonus photos and liner notes plus a button and sticker in a longbox. Staying true to the record, the performances feature Gene Hoglan behind the kit! This version will be limited to 6,500 units worldwide. 

In celebration of the news, the band releases the music video for the track “Curse Of Osiris” which can be seen here:

Chuck Billy comments:

“I’m very excited and proud to release the video play through for the Titans of Creation album. We were fortunate enough to have Gene Hoglan on drums before his departure. Now fans can watch us play the entire album in their homes with friends and start their own mosh pit in their living rooms.”

Eric Peterson comments:

“We are pleased to announce something we have always wanted to do! A performance video for each song on our latest release Titans of Creation. It almost didn’t happen as we got the news from Gene that he was going to go his separate way, but we left on a good note and we agreed that we should nail this last idea I think it came out really killer & can’t wait for everybody to see it! We kept it simple, and added a couple of visual elements on some songs for a certain vibe of the song, overall great to listen to and watch us jam these new killer songs! Looking forward to doing it again on the next record too!”

Pre-order your Titans Of Creation Video Album, here. Listen to the album on all streaming platforms here.

Today also marks the kick-off of the band’s European run. The trek includes almost a dozen club shows to fill the gaps between their numerous 2022 Summer Festival appearances, which will include some of the biggest and most renowned metal fests across the continent. The club shows will see the band joined by their peers and legends in their own right, Exodus, and Heathen, as well as Death Angel.

The fall will see Testament embark on a second leg of The Bay Strikes Back Tour with Exodus and Death Angel.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now – head over to

7/09 Ballenstedt, DE – Rock Harz Festival
7/10 Vizovice, CZ – Masters of Rock
7/11 Krakow, PL – Studio
w/ Exodus, Heathen
7/12 Bratislava, SK – Refinery Gallery
w/ Sepultura, Exodus, Death Angel, Heathen
7/14 Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE – Dong Open Air
7/16 Leoben, AT – Area 53 Festival
7/17 Cremona, IT – Luppolo in Rock
7/19 Rome, IT – Rock in Roma
w/ Exodus, Death Angel, Heathen
7/21 Fritzlar, DE – Rock am Stück
7/23 Plovdiv, BG – Hills of Rock
7/24 Sibiu, RO – Art Mania
7/26 Tolmin, SI – Metaldays
7/29 Vagos, PT – Vagos Metalfest
7/30 Burgos, ES – Anden 56
w/ Exodus,Heathen
7/31 Pamplona, ES – Totem
w/ Exodus,Heathen
8/03 Malaga, ES – Paris 15
w/Exodus, Heathen
8/04 Villena, ES – Leyendas del Rock
8/05 Madrid, ES – La Riviera
w/ Exodus, Heathen
8/06 Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz
w/ Exodus, Heathen
8/09 Bordeaux, FR – Rocher de Palmer
w/ Exodus, Heathen
8/12 Catton Park, UK – Bloodstock Festival
8/13 Kortrijk, BE – Alcatraz Festival
8/14 Saarbrücken, DE – Garage
w/ Exodus, Heathen
8/16 Innsbruck, AT – Music Hall
w/ Exodus, Heathen
8/17 Dinkelsbühl, DE – Summer Breeze
8/19 Sulingen, DE – Reload Festival
8/20 Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo Metalfest
8/21 St. Nolff, FR – Motocultor
9/09 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren *
9/10 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater *
9/12 Wichita, KS – Cotillion *
9/13 Kansas City, MO – Truman *
9/15 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
9/16 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl *
9/18 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live *
9/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *
9/21 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
9/22 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore *
9/23 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater *
9/26 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater *
9/27 Albany, NY – Empire Live *
9/28 Portland, ME – State Theatre *
9/30 Montreal, QC – Mtelus *
10/01 London, ON – London Music Hall *
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s *
10/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave *
10/06 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre *
10/08 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre *
10/10 Vancouver, BC – Commodore *
10/12 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater *
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
10/14 Reno, NV – Cargo *
10/15 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic *

* = The Bay Strike Back Tour

Titans of Creation track listing:

  1. “Children of the Next Level”
  2. “WWIII”
  3. “Dream Deceiver”
  4. “Night of the Witch”
  5. “City of Angels”
  6. “Ishtar’s Gate”
  7. “Symptoms”
  8. “False Prophets”
  9. “The Healers”
  10. “Code of Hammurabi”
  11. “Curse of Osiris”
  12. “Catacombs”
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