Originally known as Legacy, Testament are one of the first and one of the best Bay Area thrash bands, and the only one who didn't disband at any point. Really, each album has a unique sound, and each is undeniably metal (except for The Ritual). Testament are also one of the only bands that has actually gotten heavier as time progressed, which has pleased long-time fans like me, though I doubt they will ever equal the brilliance of "Practice What You Preach".
The band took a break while vocalist Chuck Billy was recovering from surgery which removed a cancerous tumor from his throat, but they are once again working on new material.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Chuck Billy||Vocals||Dublin Death Patrol||James Murphy|
|Paul Bostaph||Drums||Exodus, Forbidden, Forbidden Evil, Slayer|
|Greg Christian||Bass||Legacy (USA)|
|Eric Peterson||Guitar||Dragonlord||Legacy (USA), Old Man's Child|
|Alex Skolnick||Guitar||Alex Skolnick Trio||Attention Deficit, Legacy (USA), Savatage||Lamb of God|
Past Lineup (Members Who Never Appeared on an Album)
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In|
|Jon Allen||Drums||Dragonlord, Sadus|
|Nick Barker||Drums||Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes, Lock Up||Benediction, Brujeria, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child|
|Mike Chlasciak||Guitar||PainMuseum, Sebastian Bach & Friends||Metal Mike Chlasciak, Halford, Isolation Chamber|
|Steve Smyth||Guitar||Dragonlord||Nevermore, Vicious Rumors|