View Full Version : TESTAMENT: 'The Formation Of Damnation' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

02-23-2008, 10:53 AM
Source: Blabbermouth (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=91104)

BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal the cover artwork (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/BlabberPhotos/Miscellaneous/Testament-TFOD.jpg) (by Eliran Kantor) and track listing of TESTAMENT's forthcoming album, "The Formation of Damnation", due in North America on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band recorded the effort in part with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California.

"The Formation of Damnation" track listing:

01. For The Glory Of
02. More Than Meets The Eye
03. The Evil Has Landed
04. Formation Of Damnation
05. Dangers of The Faithless
06. The Persecuted Won't Forget
07. Henchman
08. Killing Season
09. Afterlife
10. F.E.A.R.
11. Leave Me Forever

"The album is very traditional-sounding," guitarist Eric Peterson recently told Decibel magazine. "The ideology of what we're doing is like 'The Legacy' [1987]. But the musicianship's a lot better, so it's like 'The Gathering' [1999]. As most bands record their first, second and third albums, they're developing, developing, developing… until they've got their sound. Then they get worse. As a rule, you get good when you're starving and start slipping as soon as you're eating well. We never really made it to the big time. But, then again, we didn't fail. Because we've always been on that borderline, we've never had to make the kinds of compromises that end up killing so many bands. As we see it, we're better off doing what we do best, especially since things seem to have turned full circle. Kids even have long hair again."

The cover looks cool. I am curious to hear the CD.

02-23-2008, 06:30 PM
The album was debuted at a listening party in London the day after they finished mixing it. I was there and it is fantastic. Everything everyone loves about Testament in one record. Fans are going to LOVE it.

02-24-2008, 04:58 PM
Most awesome, really looking forward to that one.

Fe Maiden
02-25-2008, 02:20 PM
Nice cover artwork