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Interview w/ Testament’s Chuck Billy on ‘Titans of Creation’ and the uncertainty of touring in 2020

Posted by on April 6, 2020

Titans of Creation, Testament’s 13th studio record released on April 3, 2020.  We spoke with frontman Chuck Billy about the new record…   An appropriate song to talk about now would be “The Healers” especially with your own experience over the past couple of weeks. Is this about your own experience dealing with natural medicine […]

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Testament’s Chuck Billy provides update on Death Angel drummer Will Carroll

Posted by on March 27, 2020

  While it seems Testament frontman Chuck Billy is recovering well after testing positive for COVID-19, we’re still unsure about the official status of Death Angel drummer Will Carroll. According to Billy, Carroll is currently on a ventilator in an intensive care unit at a Northern California hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. Unfortunately, several […]

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Coronavirus: Testament frontman Chuck Billy, his wife, and crew members test positive

Posted by on March 22, 2020

  Testament have recently returned from their European Bay Strikes Back tour with Exodus and Death Angel as their last show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, it looks like members from each group, along with crew members, have been diagnosed with coronavirus. Just last week, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt revealed how he […]

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Should Musicians Switch From Smoking to Vaping

Posted by on October 9, 2019

              via Blacknote There was a time when smoking was seen as something rebellious and cool. The habit appealed to people that wanted a classy and unconventional look. The traditional cigarette was an essential part of the image of musicians like Bob Dylan, Axl Rose, and Keith Richards. This […]

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Interview: Testament’s Chuck Billy on vaporizer line The Chief, Cryptocurrency, and more

Posted by on September 6, 2018

Testament recently completed their North American run in support of Slayer’s farewell tour. While the group were on the road, frontman Chuck Billy managed to find some time to talk to us about his signature vaporizer line, The Chief, as well as other products with Lord Vaper Pens. He explained in detail about the herbal […]

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Testament’s Chuck Billy “wanted to strangle” Eric Peterson while recording latest album

Posted by on December 4, 2017

Sometimes band members can get a little testy with one another while writing a new album and in Chuck Billy’s case, you might get the urge to strangle your guitarist. The frontman spoke with Canal Metal about the tough writing process of their latest album, The Brotherhood of the Snake and spoke about some intense moments […]

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Interview: Testament’s Chuck Billy talks jamming with Sepultura, 30 years of ‘The Legacy’

Posted by on March 22, 2017

For over 30 years Testament have waved the flag for hard hitting thrash metal, and since their debut full length The Legacy,” Chuck Billy has fronted the band. Large in stature, he looks like somebody that might check your ID at a biker bar, yet his smile lets you know he’s also a gentle giant. […]

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Read the lightning; James Hetfield subject of forthcoming biography

Posted by on January 24, 2017

There are countless books on one of the greatest thrash bands, Metallica. However, over 35 years later, frontman James Hetfield is getting an unauthorized biography. The biography titled So Let It Be Written is set to release on April 11 via Lesser Gods. Lesser Gods provided the following description: With James Hetfield at the helm, Metallica went […]

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Guest post: vaping replacing smoking in the music industry

Posted by on January 10, 2017

When it comes to a health-conscious lifestyle, metal isn’t the first thing you’d immediately think of. The image most of us have of musicians is one that revolves around, well… sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll – drinking, smoking and hard partying. Throughout their careers, icons like Lemmy were hardly ever photographed without a cigarette, nor Slash and countless others, […]

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Testament’s Chuck Billy covers rockabilly version of “Ace of Spades”

Posted by on May 24, 2016

At this point, it is very naive to assume every metal musician is only willing to do metal music and won’t have any other sort of affinity for a different style. As we’ve seen with former Morbid Angel’s frontman David Vincent who’s been rocking the stages in Texas with his new country band, it’s not […]

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