Negative Vibes in TESTAMENT?

According to, Testament guitarist Eric Peterson doesn’t believe the band’s current lineup will survive if they should face hard times in the near future. The only original member of the acclaimed thrash outfit admits there’s some negative vibes between the five men who recorded their new album Dark Roots of Earth.

Long time frontman Chuck Billy has been there since 1986, while guitarist Alex Skolnick and bassist Greg Christian have both left twice in the past and drummer Gene Hoglan has left once. But, Peterson is hopeful the positive response to their tenth record means the current lineup, which has been together for seven years, will hold.

The guitarist tells Radio Fireball, “There’s definitely some politics in the band now. If the record does good, which I think it will, it’ll see Testament doing another record. There’s some people in the band, I think, aren’t a hundred percent there unless it keeps going good. That’s pretty extreme. For me, I’m down for whatever. I started the band, I’m totally into it. This is what I do. [However], If Testament sees darker days, I don’t know if this lineup would stick.”


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