Testament: Dark Roots of Earth Release Date, Artwork and Track Listing

Testament: Dark Roots of Earth Release Date, Artwork and Track ListingTestament will be back soon with their latest effort, Dark Roots of Earth, which is the follow-up to 2008’s The Formation of Damnation. You know that I am eagerly awaiting this one since Testament are thrash legends. They never seem to let us down, and I expect more of the same with Dark Roots of Earth.

They have just announced a July 31 release date for Dark Roots of Earth. The album will come in three configurations – CD, CD/DVD and vinyl – with the latter two including covers of Queen’s “Dragon Attack,” Scorpions’ “Animal Magnetism” and Iron Maiden’s “Powerslave.”

The album art, which was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (Sodom, Sigh, Atheist), has also been posted online. Check it out below.

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 CD

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

The Dark Roots of Earth CD/DVD

01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence
Bonus:
10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thorns (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD

The Dark Roots of Earth Vinyl

Side A:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
Side B:
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
Side C:
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence
SIDE D (Bonus):
10 Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11 Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12 Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

  • http://cinemaheadcheese.com JamesD

    OMG…..Talk about a cd that will definately be one to buy. Look at the cover songs by themselves. Powerslave, one of my fave Iron Maiden songs..and I am a huge fan of Queen…Testament is one of the few metal bands I can name, that I have been a fan of every cd they ever released…And for the record, screw the haters…Souls of Black is a good cd as well. A rip off they are not more recognized and more respected in metal.