Thrash Metal Legends Testament Set to Play Harpo's, Frontman Chuck Billy Talks of Band's Longevity

April 9, 2015 4:23 AM

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Back in the 1980s, heavy metal was huge, and you had a slew of different bands that ruled the airwaves. A lot of it was this larger than life, glamorous, no shits given image with big stage shows and even bigger hair. On the flip side though, was this element of metal that rebelled against all that called thrash that was really fast and heavy, and often took up for more of the social issues in society and regularly gave a middle finger to the establishment. The core group that led this movement included legendary bands likes Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, and Slayer, but there was another group that was just as influential at that time and continues to till this day, a Bay Area outfit known as Testament.

After releasing their debut album The Legacy in 1987 on Atlantic Records, Testament quickly shot to the upper echelon of metal royalty, and after all these years, through all the ups and downs, Testament is still alive and kicking ass. The band is currently on the road with their Dark Roots Of Thras...

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