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Testament Thrash metal giants Testament have chosen acclaimed video director Thomas Mignone (Avenged Sevenfold, Superjoint Ritual, Slipknot) to shoot the video for the first single from The Formation of Damnation, "More Than Meets The Eye." The video will be shot in LA.

Guitarist Eric Peterson commented on the shoot: "We're getting ready to shoot a video this weekend with director Thomas Mignone, and we're going for a twist on 'More Than Meets The Eye,' where things appear one way, then turn out something different. We're filming it all on green screen and going for the '300' look. The whole band very excited about the video."

Testament will also be featured in Music Choice's Rock U all month long during the month of June (with a re-air in July). Rock U is available on Music Choice Video On-Demand in over 31 million homes.

"In an era of disposable music, Testament has proven that they will NOT conform to anything... The Formation of Damnation is one of the best metal records in years!" - Gary Susalis (Music Choice)

Testament's crushing new album, The Formation of Damnation, charted for the second week in a row, coming in at #150 on the Billboard Top 200. The album debuted at #59 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 11,500 units in the first 5 days! The album is the band's highest charting release in their 24-year history. Testament also continues to dominate the airwaves, coming in at #1 on both the FMQB and CMJ radio charts!

Testament is gearing up for a European tour in June and will return for the upcoming Metal Masters Tour in July and August in North America, where they will play alongside Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, and Motorhead.

Testament with Judas Priest:
7/22 – Seattle, WA – Wamu Theater
7/23 – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Save On Foods Memorial
7/24 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – General Motors Place
7/26 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – McMahon Stadium –Monsters of Rock
7/27 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Shaw Conference Centre
7/29 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – Credit Union Centre
7/30 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – MTS Centre

7/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Epic

Testament with Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, and Motorhead:
8/02 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (no priest)
8/03 – Montreal, Quebec – Foufounes Electriques (no Priest)
8/04 – Quebec City, Quebec – Theater Imperial (no Priest)
8/06 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/07 – Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion
8/08 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance (no Priest)
8/09 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/10 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Amphitheater
8/12 – Buffalo, NY – America's Fair (no Priest)
8/13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Molson Amphitheatre
8/15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino
8/16 – Burgettstown, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion
8/17 – Huntington, WV – Monkey Bar (no Priest)
8/18 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Center
8/19 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
8/20 – St Louis, MO – Pageant Theatre
8/21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (solo show)
8/22 – Dallas, TX – Center
8/23 – Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Pavilion
8/24 – San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/26 - Farmington, NM - Gators
8/27 – Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
8/28 – Phoenix, AZ - The Cricket Pavilion
8/29 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto
8/30 – Devore, CA – Glen Helen Pavilion
8/31 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

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    May 15, 2008

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