TESTAMENT Guitarist Eric Peterson On Dark Roots Of Thrash DVD - "It Captured Us In The Glory Of The Last Four Years Of Touring"

October 27, 2013, 9 months ago

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TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson is featured in a new interview with Undercover.fm. An excerpt from the discussion is available below:
Undercover Fm: What can you tell us about Dark Roots of Thrash? Eric Peterson: "Dark Roots of Thrash is the name of the tour we did, which was the last States Tour we did. On that particular tour we decided half way through the tour, at the last minute that we wanted to film it. So within eight days we had it all ready to go, we had a club in mind that would work for it. It could have been any club, if we actually sat and thought hard about this and planned it, me personally I probably would have picked somewhere else in the world like Chile or Spain or somewhere that the crowd is a little more crazy – not taking anything away from New York though it ended up being a great show. It was put together last minute and it ended up good. It was one of those things that was thrown together really quick and it did something really cool. It captured us in the glory of the last four years of touring and all the work that we’ve done and the set list is on the heavier side of what we normally do. It’s basically a collaboration of songs from the first record all the way up to Dark Roots of Earth. Unlike the previous DVD in 2005 ‘Live In London’ which was more of a reunion show and those songs were more old school songs that were the era of the original line up. This new DVD is pretty much Testament and where we’re at right now and seeing us at our peak. Peaking meaning this is as good, not as it’s gonna get but we’re pretty much on our second wind and everything is killer right now!" Undercover FM: What made you decide you wanted to do another DVD? Eric Peterson: "Chuck, he just pushed and pushed it. I remember telling him 'Let’s plan it' and we ended up talking to the productions company and I was like 'Wait a minute, wait a minute, what?' it was really, really quick the way it happened. He just really wanted it to happen so there was a lot of I’s dotted and T’s that were crossed to get to it but we made it happen." Go to this location for the complete interview. Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting Testament's sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, NY this past February, is out in Europe and the UK), and on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. Check out 'Native Blood' from the DVD below: Dark Roots Of Thrash was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (VILE, EXODUS, SADUS, MACHINE HEAD). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you’re a part of the show!
Dark Roots Of Earth tracklisting: DVD: Intro 'Rise Up' 'More Than Meets The Eye' 'Burnt Offerings' 'Native Blood' 'True American Hate' 'Dark Roots Of Earth' 'Into The Pit' 'Practice What You Preach' 'Riding The Snake' 'Eyes Of Wrath' 'Trial By Fire' 'The Haunting' 'The New Order' 'Do Not Resuscitate' 'Three Days In Darkness' 'The Formation Of Damnation' 'Over The Wall' 'Disciples Of The Watch' BONUS CONTENT: Backstage Footage 'Native Blood' (Video Clip) CD1: Intro 'Rise Up' 'More Than Meets The Eye' 'Burnt Offerings' 'Native Blood' 'True American Hate' 'Dark Roots Of Earth' 'Into The Pit' 'Practice What You Preach' CD2: 'Riding The Snake' 'Eyes Of Wrath' 'Trial By Fire' 'The Haunting' 'The New Order' 'Do Not Resuscitate' 'Three Days In Darkness' 'The Formation Of Damnation' 'Over The Wall' 'Disciples Of The Watch' Trailer: Testament are gearing up for their tour with LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and HUNTRESS, which starts on October 22nd. According to an update from the band, a limited number of Testament VIP tickets are now available for each show here. Confirmed shows are as follows: October 28 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion 29 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit 30 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater November 1 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC 2 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 3 - Socorro, TX - Socorro Entertainment Center – Free Show 5 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium 7 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater 9 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater 11 - Kent, WA - ShoWare Center 12 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre 14 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre 15 - Calgary, AB - Big Four 16 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatoon Prairieland Park 18 - St. Paul, MN - Myth 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom 20 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room 22 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom 23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues 24 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE 26 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
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