Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Greg Christian (bass), Paul Bostaph (drums)
Testament is no newcomer to thrash heavy metal originally since their origin from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. After an absence for a number of years, Testament is back and hitting charts. It's a comeback that no true metal fan will miss. Testament had a full capacity crowd on May 3,
2008 at the Pearl Room in Mokena, IL, just an hour outside of Chicago. Each tune out of Chuck Billy was immediately shouted back, each song sang word by word and the devil horns flew today in a leather covered army to Testament. The Disciples of the Watch our back! Chuck Billy's voice was in full force aggression (after challenging the devil with some past omens to cancer.) Testament ended the first week in May with a powerful crunch at Chicagos Power Fest... noted by the Power Fest's promoter, Chris Lolesto, "Each year it's gets better, I love doing the Chicago Power Fest. Testament and all the bands that play put on a powerful show to heavy metal fans"
Political themes encompass the lyrics of Testament; hey this world is not all it's cracked up to be...voices cry all over. If you have not listened to Testament... then it's time you did. They will be rolling back through Chicago again with Judas Priest.
Their current disc The Formation of Damnation, released on April 29, 2008 featuring Alex Skolnick first time since the early 1990s brings renewed energy that Testaments presence on stage is very evident.