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Testament debuts on Billboard Top 200

Testament Testament debuts #59 on Billboard Top 200; 11,556 Sold (only 13,000 shipped)! Testament highest first week sound scan numbers in the bands 24 year history + more incredible chart info and more…

"It's nice to see heavy metal make a statement in such a pop climate." –Chuck Billy

"We are just stoked to have the record out finally, thanks to all the fans who went out pick it up so eagerly, and if you haven't yet, off you go."- Eric Peterson

"While chart positions are not our priority we are nonetheless thrilled and would like to thank everyone who is supporting Testament in 2008. Cheers!"-Alex Skolnick

 Chart Positions:
 Debut #59 BILLBOARD Top 200
 Top Rock Album #16
 Top Hard Rock Album #4
 Top Comprehensive Album #62
 European Top 100 #30
 Germany: # 15
 Austria: # 23
 Norway: # 29
 Sweden: # 32
 Switzerland: # 33
 Denmark: # 90
 Canada: #94 + #12 on Metal Top 50
 UK: # 186
 Confirmed On The Metal Masters Tour in ARENAS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
w/ Heaven And Hell, Judas Priest & Motorhead
 MTV Special – 52 Bands 52 Weeks 11 hours boasting Testaments crushing metal prowess on MTV : beginning the week of May 19
 MTV2 Headbangers Ball Exclusive World Premier Of NEW Music Video in June
 1500 + PREORDERS In 1 week before release on
 #1 AT METAL RADIO Consecutively for 2 Weeks
 ROCK BAND 2 Featuring 2 TESTAMENT Tracks (pending)

Testament have found themselves in the prophecy business before during their 25 year career, and with "The Formation Of Damnation" they have delivered their sharpest, leanest, heaviest and most prophetic set of songs for two decades. The quintessential modern heavy metal band, the indisputably enormous influence over a whole nu generation of aural aggressors. With "The Formation Of Damnation" Testament have deliciously served up 'old school' without the old, a crushingly heavy album without the weight of oppression, all crisp and lively like a ball-pin hammer-wielding maniac intent on bashing your brains to a pulp. It crackles with the type of vibrant energy that comes from an umbilically connected creative core writing together for the first time in over ten years, their reserves of residual anger, aggro and raw visceral riffery greater than ever.

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Tags:  TestamentbillboardAlex SkolnickEric PetersonChuck Billy

    May 08, 2008

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