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Testament

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Oakland, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1986
Genre:
Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Society, Suffering, Evil, Occult, Death, Life, Corruption
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1983-1986 (as Legacy), 1986-present
Steve "Zetro" Souza from Exodus was the lead singer from 1985-1986, and he has done vocals for Testament at some points. There was precisely one show played as Legacy with Chuck Billy on vocals, in July 1986.

Although still named Legacy at the time of recording, they couldn't release the album under that name, as there was a jazz band who had registered it. Billy Milano suggested they name ...
Current
Eric Peterson Guitars (1986-present)
See also: Dragonlord, ex-Legacy, ex-Anthrax (live)
Alex Skolnick Guitars (1986-1993, 2001, 2005-present)
See also: Metal Allegiance, ex-Legacy, Alex Skolnick Trio, ex-Savatage, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-Attention Deficit
Chuck Billy Vocals (1986-present)
See also: Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Legacy, ex-Guilt, ex-Rampage
Gene Hoglan Drums (1996-1997, 2012-present)
See also: Brendon Small, Dark Angel, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Zimmers Hole, ex-Daemon, ex-Dethklok, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Opeth (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band
Steve DiGiorgio Bass (1998-2004, 2014-present)
See also: Anatomy of I, Charred Walls of the Damned, Futures End, Gone in April, Johnny Newman, Mythodea, Synesis Absorption, ex-Control Denied, ex-Sadus, Devil's Highway, Death DTA (live), ex-Artension, ex-Beltfed Weapon, ex-Dragonlord, ex-Faust, ex-James Murphy, ex-Memorain, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Obituary (live), ex-Obscura (live), ex-Death, ex-Ephel Duath, ex-Dark Hall, ex-Soen, ex-Suicide Shift
Past
Greg Christian Bass (1986-1996, 2004-2014)
See also: ex-Legacy, Trinity Fallen, ex-HavocHate, ex-Meshiaak
Louie Clemente Drums (1986-1993, 2005)
See also: ex-Legacy
John Tempesta Drums (1993-1994, 2005)
See also: Motor Sister, ex-White Zombie, Temple of the Black Moon, The Cult, ex-Exodus, ex-Helmet, ex-Prong, ex-Rob Zombie, ex-Scum of the Earth, ex-Two-Bit Thief
Paul Bostaph Drums (1993, 2004-2005, 2006, 2007-2011)
See also: Slayer, ex-Forbidden Evil, BlackGates, Hail!, ex-Exodus, ex-From Hell, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Systematic, ex-Truth About Seafood
James Murphy Guitars (1993-1996, 1998-2000)
See also: Disincarnate, James Murphy, ex-Hallows Eve, ex-Konkhra, ex-Obituary, ex-Cancer (live), ex-Agent Steel (live), ex-Death
Glen Alvelais Guitars (1993, 1997-1998)
See also: Bizarro, Earth Crawler, Hate FX, LD/50, ex-Tenet, ex-Forbidden Evil, Hellbound, ex-Scorched-Earth Policy, ex-Hatriot (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Damage, ex-X-3 (Glen Alvelais / Steve DiGiorgio / Jeremy Colson)
Jon Dette Drums (1994-1995, 1997, 2000)
See also: Impellitteri, Killing Machine, Meshiaak, Anthrax (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Slayer (live), ex-Terror, ex-Pushed
Chris Kontos Drums (1995)
See also: The Alien Blakk, ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Konkhra, ex-Machine Head, ex-Verbal Abuse, ex-Death Angel (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Hell's Kitchen, ex-Anti-Trust, ex-Custard Pie, ex-Grinch, ex-Sangre Eterna (USA), ex-The Servants
Derrick Ramirez Bass (1997-1998)
See also: ex-Dragonlord, ex-Legacy
Dave Lombardo Drums (1998-1999)
See also: Fantômas, Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Grip Inc., Dead Cross, ex-Melvins, ex-Slayer, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Metallica (live), ex-Voodoocult, ex-Escape, ex-Pap Smear, ex-Philm, ex-Sabotage, ex-Misfits (live)
Jon Allen Drums (1999-2004)
See also: Futures End, ex-Sadus, ex-Dragonlord
Steve Smyth Guitars (1999-2004)
See also: One Machine, The Esseness Project, Sweet Leaf, ex-Dragonlord, ex-From Hell, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Forbidden, ex-Nevermore, ex-Ariah
Metal Mike Chlasciak Guitars (2002)
See also: Halford, Metal Mike, Mike LePond's Silent Assassins, Painmuseum, ex-Isolation Chamber, ex-Ian Parry, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-John West, ex-Cans, ex-Bludgeon, ex-Michael Aaron (live)
Past (Live)
Steve Jacobs Drums (1997, 1999)
See also: ex-Forbidden, ex-Deus Vult
Shawn Gairdner Drums (2000)
See also: ex-Lethal Halo, ex-Ashur, ex-Dead City Scandal, ex-Fueled by Ignorance, ex-In Odessa, ex-Niso Maskwa, ex-Ray Ray Star
Steve "Zetro" Souza Vocals (2001)
See also: Exodus, Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Tenet, AC/DZ, ex-Hatriot, ex-Legacy, ex-F-Bomb, ex-Metal Warrior
Asgeir Mickelson Drums (2003)
See also: Thornbound, Spiral Architect, ex-Scariot, ex-Anesthesia, God of Atheists, H.E.A.L., ex-Abyssic, ex-Borknagar, ex-Highland Glory, ex-Ihsahn, ex-Lunaris, ex-Sarke, ex-Sturmgeist (live), ex-Arctic Thunder
Metal Mike Chlasciak Guitars (2004-2005)
See also: Halford, Metal Mike, Mike LePond's Silent Assassins, Painmuseum, ex-Isolation Chamber, ex-Ian Parry, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-John West, ex-Cans, ex-Bludgeon, ex-Michael Aaron (live)
Nicholas Barker Drums (2006-2007)
See also: Ancient, Brujeria, Liquid Graveyard, Lock Up, Twilight of the Gods, Noctis Imperium (live), Nuclear Assault (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Catalepsy, United Forces, ex-Atrocity, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Leaves' Eyes, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Anaal Nathrakh (live), ex-Anathema (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Gorgoroth (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Possessed (live), ex-Voices (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Driven by Suffering
Glen Drover Guitars (2008, 2010, 2016)
See also: Eidolon, Sacrifice (live), ex-Glen Drover, ex-King Diamond, ex-Megadeth, ex-Queensrÿche
John Tempesta Drums (2011)
See also: Motor Sister, ex-White Zombie, Temple of the Black Moon, The Cult, ex-Exodus, ex-Helmet, ex-Prong, ex-Rob Zombie, ex-Scum of the Earth, ex-Two-Bit Thief
Jon Allen Drums (2011)
See also: Futures End, ex-Sadus, ex-Dragonlord
Mark Hernandez Drums (2012-2014)
See also: ex-Demonica, ex-Technocracy, ex-Torque, ex-Heathen, ex-Forbidden, ex-Defiance, ex-Vio-lence, ex-Social Unrest
Jack Gibson Bass (2013)
See also: Dawn of Morgana, Exodus, ex-Wardance, ex-Vile, ex-3rdrail, ex-Circle of Vengeance
Alissa White-Gluz Vocals (additional) (2014)
See also: Arch Enemy, Kamelot (live), ex-Karmaflow, ex-The Agonist, ex-Nightwish (live)
Tilen Hudrap Bass (2015-?)
See also: Keller, Paradox, Pestilence, Thraw, Vicious Rumors, Wartune, Scepsis, James Rivera's SJS (live)
Alex Bent Drums (2015)
See also: Brain Drill, Dragonlord, Monumental Torment, Underling, Trivium (live), ex-Arkaik, ex-Battlecross, ex-Hatriot, ex-Decrepit Birth (live)
Eric Peterson Guitars (1986-present)
See also: Dragonlord, ex-Legacy, ex-Anthrax (live)
Alex Skolnick Guitars (1986-1993, 2001, 2005-present)
See also: Metal Allegiance, ex-Legacy, Alex Skolnick Trio, ex-Savatage, ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-Attention Deficit
Chuck Billy Vocals (1986-present)
See also: Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Legacy, ex-Guilt, ex-Rampage
Gene Hoglan Drums (1996-1997, 2012-present)
See also: Brendon Small, Dark Angel, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Zimmers Hole, ex-Daemon, ex-Dethklok, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Opeth (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band
Steve DiGiorgio Bass (1998-2004, 2014-present)
See also: Anatomy of I, Charred Walls of the Damned, Futures End, Gone in April, Johnny Newman, Mythodea, Synesis Absorption, ex-Control Denied, ex-Sadus, Devil's Highway, Death DTA (live), ex-Artension, ex-Beltfed Weapon, ex-Dragonlord, ex-Faust, ex-James Murphy, ex-Memorain, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Obituary (live), ex-Obscura (live), ex-Death, ex-Ephel Duath, ex-Dark Hall, ex-Soen, ex-Suicide Shift
Greg Christian Bass (1986-1996, 2004-2014)
See also: ex-Legacy, Trinity Fallen, ex-HavocHate, ex-Meshiaak
Louie Clemente Drums (1986-1993, 2005)
See also: ex-Legacy
John Tempesta Drums (1993-1994, 2005)
See also: Motor Sister, ex-White Zombie, Temple of the Black Moon, The Cult, ex-Exodus, ex-Helmet, ex-Prong, ex-Rob Zombie, ex-Scum of the Earth, ex-Two-Bit Thief
Paul Bostaph Drums (1993, 2004-2005, 2006, 2007-2011)
See also: Slayer, ex-Forbidden Evil, BlackGates, Hail!, ex-Exodus, ex-From Hell, ex-Tim Ripper Owens (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Systematic, ex-Truth About Seafood
James Murphy Guitars (1993-1996, 1998-2000)
See also: Disincarnate, James Murphy, ex-Hallows Eve, ex-Konkhra, ex-Obituary, ex-Cancer (live), ex-Agent Steel (live), ex-Death
Glen Alvelais Guitars (1993, 1997-1998)
See also: Bizarro, Earth Crawler, Hate FX, LD/50, ex-Tenet, ex-Forbidden Evil, Hellbound, ex-Scorched-Earth Policy, ex-Hatriot (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Damage, ex-X-3 (Glen Alvelais / Steve DiGiorgio / Jeremy Colson)
Jon Dette Drums (1994-1995, 1997, 2000)
See also: Impellitteri, Killing Machine, Meshiaak, Anthrax (live), ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Heathen (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Slayer (live), ex-Terror, ex-Pushed
Chris Kontos Drums (1995)
See also: The Alien Blakk, ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Konkhra, ex-Machine Head, ex-Verbal Abuse, ex-Death Angel (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Hell's Kitchen, ex-Anti-Trust, ex-Custard Pie, ex-Grinch, ex-Sangre Eterna (USA), ex-The Servants
Derrick Ramirez Bass (1997-1998)
See also: ex-Dragonlord, ex-Legacy
Dave Lombardo Drums (1998-1999)
See also: Fantômas, Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Grip Inc., Dead Cross, ex-Melvins, ex-Slayer, ex-Metal Allegiance (live), ex-Metallica (live), ex-Voodoocult, ex-Escape, ex-Pap Smear, ex-Philm, ex-Sabotage, ex-Misfits (live)
Jon Allen Drums (1999-2004)
See also: Futures End, ex-Sadus, ex-Dragonlord
Steve Smyth Guitars (1999-2004)
See also: One Machine, The Esseness Project, Sweet Leaf, ex-Dragonlord, ex-From Hell, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Forbidden, ex-Nevermore, ex-Ariah
Metal Mike Chlasciak Guitars (2002)
See also: Halford, Metal Mike, Mike LePond's Silent Assassins, Painmuseum, ex-Isolation Chamber, ex-Ian Parry, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-John West, ex-Cans, ex-Bludgeon, ex-Michael Aaron (live)
Past
Steve Jacobs Drums (1997, 1999)
See also: ex-Forbidden, ex-Deus Vult
Shawn Gairdner Drums (2000)
See also: ex-Lethal Halo, ex-Ashur, ex-Dead City Scandal, ex-Fueled by Ignorance, ex-In Odessa, ex-Niso Maskwa, ex-Ray Ray Star
Steve "Zetro" Souza Vocals (2001)
See also: Exodus, Dublin Death Patrol, ex-Tenet, AC/DZ, ex-Hatriot, ex-Legacy, ex-F-Bomb, ex-Metal Warrior
Asgeir Mickelson Drums (2003)
See also: Thornbound, Spiral Architect, ex-Scariot, ex-Anesthesia, God of Atheists, H.E.A.L., ex-Abyssic, ex-Borknagar, ex-Highland Glory, ex-Ihsahn, ex-Lunaris, ex-Sarke, ex-Sturmgeist (live), ex-Arctic Thunder
Metal Mike Chlasciak Guitars (2004-2005)
See also: Halford, Metal Mike, Mike LePond's Silent Assassins, Painmuseum, ex-Isolation Chamber, ex-Ian Parry, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-John West, ex-Cans, ex-Bludgeon, ex-Michael Aaron (live)
Nicholas Barker Drums (2006-2007)
See also: Ancient, Brujeria, Liquid Graveyard, Lock Up, Twilight of the Gods, Noctis Imperium (live), Nuclear Assault (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Catalepsy, United Forces, ex-Atrocity, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Leaves' Eyes, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Anaal Nathrakh (live), ex-Anathema (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Gorgoroth (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Possessed (live), ex-Voices (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Driven by Suffering
Glen Drover Guitars (2008, 2010, 2016)
See also: Eidolon, Sacrifice (live), ex-Glen Drover, ex-King Diamond, ex-Megadeth, ex-Queensrÿche
John Tempesta Drums (2011)
See also: Motor Sister, ex-White Zombie, Temple of the Black Moon, The Cult, ex-Exodus, ex-Helmet, ex-Prong, ex-Rob Zombie, ex-Scum of the Earth, ex-Two-Bit Thief
Jon Allen Drums (2011)
See also: Futures End, ex-Sadus, ex-Dragonlord
Mark Hernandez Drums (2012-2014)
See also: ex-Demonica, ex-Technocracy, ex-Torque, ex-Heathen, ex-Forbidden, ex-Defiance, ex-Vio-lence, ex-Social Unrest
Jack Gibson Bass (2013)
See also: Dawn of Morgana, Exodus, ex-Wardance, ex-Vile, ex-3rdrail, ex-Circle of Vengeance
Alissa White-Gluz Vocals (additional) (2014)
See also: Arch Enemy, Kamelot (live), ex-Karmaflow, ex-The Agonist, ex-Nightwish (live)
Tilen Hudrap Bass (2015-?)
See also: Keller, Paradox, Pestilence, Thraw, Vicious Rumors, Wartune, Scepsis, James Rivera's SJS (live)
Alex Bent Drums (2015)
See also: Brain Drill, Dragonlord, Monumental Torment, Underling, Trivium (live), ex-Arkaik, ex-Battlecross, ex-Hatriot, ex-Decrepit Birth (live)
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Added on: 2002-07-15 15:26:27 Last modified on: 2017-05-31 08:19:24