TESTAMENT Announce New Drummer!
February 16, 2004, 15 years ago
TESTAMENT have a new man behind the drum kit - former SLAYER sticksman Paul Bostaph. This actually marks Paul's return to Testament as he played on four of the six songs on Return To The Apocalyptic City, a live EP released in 1993.
Testament vocalist Chuck Billy has posted the following message at the band's official website www.testamentlegions.com:"It's gonna be killer!
Sorry for the length of time between posts. It's definitely time for a Testament news update! We just completed construction on a recording room in our new studio. Everything is set up, and it is full steam ahead. After completing the studio and starting rehearsals with Johnny Tempesta, we got on a roll, but it was getting tough with the distance between LA and The Bay Area. At that point we knew we needed someone full time, and that is how Paul [Bostaph] came into the picture. Paul was even Johnny's first recommendation. Johnny is still part of the family, and he knows I wish him well with HELMET. We've jammed with Paul before, and knew it would be killer if he could commit. After getting in touch with Paul, within a week he was set up, and has been rehearsing ever since. Things have been progressing quickly and amazingly. He is steam rolling through the old material and just as pumped as we are to be writing the new stuff. We have full confidence that it's gonna be killer! We do have shows in March and June in Europe. Our goal is to have it [the new CD] recorded by the European tour in June. We have about six songs and Eric [Peterson, guitar] has a lot of great riffs that he and Paul are putting together. It feels good to have new songs, a new studio and a great vibe when we are jamming. Now that things are flowing, you'll be hearing from us more often!"