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TESTAMENT announces summer 2022 European tour


TESTAMENT have announced almost a dozen European club shows to fill the gaps between their numerous 2022 summer festival appearances, which will include some of the biggest and most renowned metal festivals across the continent. For the club shows they will be joined by their peers and legends in their own right, EXODUS and HEATHEN, as well as DEATH ANGEL. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

TESTAMENT summer 2022 tour dates:

Jul. 09 – DE – Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Festival
Jul. 10 – CZ – Vizovice – Masters of Rock
Jul. 11 – PL – Krakow – Studio (w/ EXODUS, HEATHEN)
Jul. 12 – SK – Bratislava – Refinery Gallery (w/ SEPULTURA, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, HEATHEN)
Jul. 14 – DE – Neukirchen-Vluyn – Dong Open Air
Jul. 16 – AT – Leoben – Area 53 Festival
Jul. 17 – IT – Cremona – Luppolo in Rock
Jul. 19 – IT – Rome – Rock in Roma (w/ EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, HEATHEN)
Jul. 21 – DE – Fritzlar – Rock am Stück
Jul. 23 – BG – Plovdiv – Hills of Rock
Jul. 24 – RO – Sibiu – Art Mania
Jul. 26 – SI – Tolmin – Metaldays
Jul. 29 – PT – Vagos – Vagos Metalfest
Jul. 30 – ES – Burgos – Anden 56 (w/ EXODUS, HEATHEN)
Jul. 31 – ES – Pamplona – Totem (w/ EXODUS, HEATHEN)
Aug. 03 – ES – Malaga – Paris 15 (w/EXODUS, HEATHEN)
Aug. 04 – ES – Villena – Leyendas del Rock
Aug. 05 – ES – Madrid – La Riviera (w/ EXODUS, HEATHEN)
Aug. 06 – ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz (w/ EXODUS, HEATHEN)
Aug. 09 – FR – Bordeaux – Rocher de Palmer (w/ EXODUS, HEATHEN)
Aug. 12 – UK – Catton Park – Bloodstock Festival
Aug. 13 – BE – Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
Aug. 14 – DE – Saarbrücken – Garage (w/ EXODUS, HEATHEN)
Aug. 16 – AT – Innsbruck – Music Hall (w/ EXODUS, HEATHEN)
Aug. 17 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
Aug. 19 – DE – Sulingen – Reload Festival
Aug. 20 – NL – Eindhoven – Dynamo Metalfest
Aug. 21 – FR – St. Nolff – Motocultor

TESTAMENT recently parted ways with its longtime drummer Gene Hoglan. A replacement drummer has not yet been announced.

Hoglan originally played drums on TESTAMENT‘s 1997 album “Demonic”, but didn’t stick around long enough to do any touring with the band. He officially joined TESTAMENT in 2011 and played on the group’s last three albums: 2012’s “Dark Roots Of Earth”, 2016’s “Brotherhood Of The Snake” and 2020’s “Titans Of Creation”.

Two years ago, TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson told Midlands Metalheads Radio about the songwriting process for “Titans Of Creation”: “Since I write most of the material, having different drummers in the band over the years and different styles, getting Gene in the band, who is kind of like a human drum machine — I mean, he can pretty much play anything. So my imagination is kind of limitless as far as what I can picture the drum patterns being behind the guitar. And a lot of the times, too, I play a riff, he’s worked with me so long now, he knows exactly in the ballpark of what beat is gonna go where. So it’s a lot of fun.”

Hoglan previously stated about how he approached his drumming with TESTAMENT: “With TESTAMENT, I try to be as ‘Gene Hoglan‘ as I can be. I definitely want the drums to sound like what Eric‘s looking for and I’m always trying to capture and enhance his vision. So I don’t mind when I get songs really demoed out. Cool, lemme learn what you put on the demo and lemme Gene-ize it and we’ll take it from there. Touring with TESTAMENT is very enjoyable. It’s a well-oiled, solid metal machine that knows what it’s doing.”

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