By Gregory AdamsSince last fall, thrash masters Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel have been joining forces for some tour dates, and the heavy metal love affair will last a little while longer. A third trip from the trio of acts has just been announced, and this time it crosses over into Canadian territory.
The groups take off on the third leg of their joint tour this September, and it seems as if the bands are plenty pumped to get back on the road together.
"There have been very few three-band bills in which the acts are so compatible and the shows so consistent that a second leg of the tour is a 'no-brainer,'" Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick said in a statement. "But in the case of Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel, that's been the case. Things have gone so well, in fact, that it's made sense to add a third leg with this exact same lineup. All three bands are excited to take this show into new territory with a trek across Canada, and a few spots in the U.S. we missed last time around. And this time, Testament will be armed with a brand new album with music that we're eager to share with everyone. Hope to see you out there!"
While the tour opener takes place in Sacramento, CA, on September 14, just a few dates later Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel will make it up to Vancouver's Vogue Theatre. From there, the bands head east, playing Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Quebec City and Montreal. You can see the complete schedule down below.
While Anthrax are still touring on 2011's Worship Music, and Death Angel are repping their 2010 LP Relentless Retribution, the Testament boys will have some new tracks to display. Their next album, Dark Roots of Earth, arrives July 31 through Nuclear Blast. Produced by Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Nevermore, Accept), the album collects nine new originals with bonus covers of Iron Maiden, Queen and Scorpions tunes. You can check out the Dark Roots of Earth tracklist below the tour dates.
9/14 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades 9/15 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre 9/16 Kennewick, WA - Toyota Arena 9/17 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory 9/20 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre 9/21 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall Ballroom 9/22 Edmonton, AB - Events Center 9/24 Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon 9/25 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre 9/29 Toronto, ON - Danforth Hall 9/30 Quebec City, QC - Capitole du Quebec 10/2 Montreal, QC - Metropolis 10/3 Portland, ME - State Theatre 10/5 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
Dark Roots of Earth:
1. Rise Up 2. Native Blood 3. Dark Roots Of Earth 4. True American Hate 5. A Day In The Death 6. Cold Embrace 7. Man Kills Mankind 8. Throne Of Thorns 9. Last Stand For Independence