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Dark Roots of Earth

Testament

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
July 27th, 2012
Catalog ID:
27361 25092
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
CD
Reviews:
12 reviews (avg. 83%)
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2. Native Blood 05:21   Show lyrics
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3. Dark Roots of Earth 05:45   Show lyrics
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4. True American Hate 05:26   Show lyrics
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5. A Day in the Death 05:38   Show lyrics
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6. Cold Embrace 07:46   Show lyrics
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7. Man Kills Mankind 05:05   Show lyrics
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8. Throne of Thorns 07:05   Show lyrics
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9. Last Stand for Independence 04:43   Show lyrics
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Band members
Greg Christian Bass
Chuck Billy Vocals
Eric Peterson Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Alex Skolnick Guitars
Guest/Session
Gene Hoglan Drums
Chris Adler Drums, Percussion
Miscellaneous staff
Nick Chinboukas Recording (bonus tracks)
Chuck Billy Mixing (bonus tracks)
Steve "Zetro" Souza Lyrics
Del James Lyrics
Gino Carlini Photography
Eric Peterson Cover concept, Mixing (bonus tracks)
Juan Urteaga Mastering, Recordings (additional), Mixing (bonus tracks)
Eliran Kantor Artwork, Cover art
Andy Sneap Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Recording, Mastering
Paul Suarez Recording (bonus tracks)
Greg Christian Bass
Chuck Billy Vocals
Eric Peterson Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Alex Skolnick Guitars
Gene Hoglan Drums
Chris Adler Drums, Percussion
Nick Chinboukas Recording (bonus tracks)
Chuck Billy Mixing (bonus tracks)
Steve "Zetro" Souza Lyrics
Del James Lyrics
Gino Carlini Photography
Eric Peterson Cover concept, Mixing (bonus tracks)
Juan Urteaga Mastering, Recordings (additional), Mixing (bonus tracks)
Eliran Kantor Artwork, Cover art
Andy Sneap Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Recording, Mastering
Paul Suarez Recording (bonus tracks)
Read Dark Roots of HOLY SHIT! 100% AlteredBeast May 28th, 2013
Read A Lesson in Botany:... 30% Tlacaxipehualiztli April 21st, 2013
Read Dark Roots of Earth 97% Mikhailovich94 February 24th, 2013
Read At least one old thrash... 95% Pratl1971 January 24th, 2013
Read This old horse ain't dead yet 80% Subrick December 19th, 2012
Read Rooted for success, but... 80% shouvince December 4th, 2012
Read Rising up out of the earth... 66% Azazelo October 1st, 2012
Read Potent, punishing,... 75% autothrall September 4th, 2012
Read A solid sledge-hammer of steel 89% Stormbringa August 27th, 2012
Read These Guys Still Got It -... 96% SetAbominae6 August 14th, 2012
Read Testament - Dark Roots Of... 93% Vishaalmetal666 August 5th, 2012
Read Testament - Dark Roots of... 95% Orbitball July 27th, 2012

Release dates:
- Germany: July 27th
- USA: July 31st

A music video was made for the song "Native Blood".

Available editions:
• Jewelcase CD
• Digipak with bonus DVD:
CD Bonus Tracks
10. Dragon Attack (Queen cover) (04:44)
11. Animal Magnetism (Scorpions cover) (05:55)
12. Powerslave (Iron Maiden cover) (06:50)
13. Throne of Thorns (Extended Version) (07:40)
DVD
1. Documentary: The Making of "Dark Roots of Earth"
Live at the Avalon
2. Disciples of the Watch
3. Practice What You Preach
4. Over the Wall
5. Souls of Black
6. Gear Tour with Eric Peterson & Alex Skolnick
• Limited edition CD/DVD mediabook
• DLP version. Released in different colours:
 - 150 red, handnumbered
 - 200 yellow, handnumbered
 - 200 gold (High Roller Records exclusive)
 - 250 clear, handnumbered
 - 500 clear with black and blue splatter, handnumbered (Nuclear Blast exclusive)
 - Blue vinyl
 - Picture disc

iTunes version additional bonus track:
14. A Day in the Death (Feat. Chris Adler) (05:41)

Japanese version bonus track:
10. Practice What You Preach (2012 Version) (05:05)

Recording information:

Recorded in the Fall and Winter of 2011 through 2012 at Driftwood Studios, Oakland, CA & Backstage Studios, Derby, UK.
Additional recordings at Trident Studios, Martinez, CA.

Added by: nomad3 Modified by: gothic_metal
Added on: 2012-05-15 17:05:47 Last modified on: 2014-06-13 05:00:21
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