Testament Reveal Artwork, Release Date for New Album, 'The Dark Roots of Earth'

by Josh Hart
Posted May 15, 2012 at 1:49pm

Thrash titans Testament have just announced a July 27 release date for their upcoming album, The Dark Roots of Earth.

It should be noted that the announced release date is for Europe, and the North American release will likely be a few days later.

A small version of the album art has also appeared online and can be seen at left. The band's 10th studio album was produced by Andy Sneap, who mixed and engineered the band's last two albums.

"I think over the years Andy really knows the sound of this band, and kinda knows what we want," singer Chuck Billy recently told Decibel. "We've mixed stuff with Andy, so I think he knows without has having to be there physically with him what we are looking for. And I just haven't heard anybody in metal come out with any better mixes!"

The Dark Roots of Earth marks the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's The Formation of Damnation.


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