TESTAMENT – CHUCK BILLY Tests Positive For Coronavirus

March 22, 2020, 10 months ago

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TESTAMENT – CHUCK BILLY Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Testament singer Chuck Billy has tested positive for COVID-19. The thrashers revealed that he received his test results yesterday, March 21. 

The band released a statement about the test result:

"As many of you already know, after returning from the Bay Strikes Back over Europe Tour last week, some of us in Testament have been feeling unwell and have made the decision along with our Doctors to be tested for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. As of yesterday morning, Chuck and (his wife) Tiffany Billy's tests have come back positive as well as some crew members.

"We wanted to reach out to everyone who has been supporting us and expressing concern to inform you that we are doing what's right, and what's safe, and have all been quarantining ourselves since our return home; since before we were even tested. We are of course concerned for our families, our friends, our crew, our fellow musicians, and our fans. We've reached out to support our fellow Bay Area Bands who are also being proactive in their own camps, staying quarantined and safe, and will speak on their individual situations if and when they are ready to.

"At this moment we are currently focused on staying safe and quarantined, resting, getting ourselves back to health, and of course, sending well wishes, prayers, and positive energy towards our friends who are also sick. We also want to send well wishes to all of our fans and supporters in this time of crisis. We're taking all the necessary steps to stay safe at home and we ask our friends and fans to do the same. Please take care of each other, and stay healthy so we can continue to thrash in the not so distant future!"

Testament will release their thirteenth studio album, Titans Of Creation, on April 3 via Nuclear Blast.

Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in Testament represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation.The band recently launched their multi-part series examining each member in their respective element. Today, the band releases the third episode where Eric Peterson details his life in his element:

Watch more "Element" trailers below.

Titans Of Creation was produced by Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson while Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios handled co-producing, recording and engineering. Andy Sneap was responsible for the mixing and mastering of the album. Eliran Kantor stepped up once again to create a new masterpiece of artwork for the cover of this release.

Titans Of Creation will be available in the following formats:

- CD Digipak
- Light Blue Cassette (Limited to 250)
- DLP + CD Mail-order Box Set (Limited to 1500)
* Includes Earth Element Vinyl
- Vinyl
* Fire Element Edition Vinyl (Limited to 2150)
* Air Element Edition Vinyl
* Water Element Edition Vinyl
* Blue Vinyl (Limited to 500; Retail)
- T-shirt
- TS+ DLP bundle

Pre-order the formats of your choosing here. Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, here.


"Children Of The Next Level"
"Dream Deceiver"
"Night Of The Witch"
"City Of Angels"
"Ishtars Gate"
"False Prophet"
"The Healers"
"Code Of Hammurabi"
"Curse Of Osiris"

"Children Of The Next Level" visualizer:

"Night Of The Witch" lyric video:

"Element" trailers:

Steve Di Giorgio:

Alex Skolnick:


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