Testament lose Greg Christian
2014-01-14 by Trey Spencer STAFF | 17 Comments

Testament have amicably parted ways with their original bassist, Greg Christian. No reason was given for his departure, but a replacement has already been announced. Testament will be rejoined by fretless bass player Steve DiGiorgio for the remainder of their tour as well as on the recording of their next album.

To put things in a different light -- Testament now features the rhythm section from Death's landmark release Individual Thought Patterns, as well as one of thrash metal's most versatile lead guitarists and, of course, the foundation of the band Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson. Hopes are high...

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Willie
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January 13th 2014

15900 Comments


Sad news... but, not so sad too.

TPM731
January 13th 2014

234 Comments


Steve was the perfect person to fill these shoes.

Spec
January 13th 2014

27102 Comments


Oh dear I hope they find him




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dannyboy89
January 13th 2014

11945 Comments


Interesting news.

MasBarHigeuoris21
January 13th 2014

1548 Comments


Testament = New incarnation of Death? Sweet! Looking forward to their new album now

ResidentNihilist
January 13th 2014

1003 Comments


Sad news because he was a great bass player but with digiorgio on board they've now got the best rhythm section ever.

C.O.A.
January 13th 2014

53 Comments


There is no Death without Chuck Schuldiner...

ResidentNihilist
January 13th 2014

1003 Comments


Tell that to Terry Butler and Bill Andrews

frigyourgenre
January 13th 2014

1463 Comments


Let the bass farts begin!

MeatSalad
January 13th 2014

14419 Comments


Band lineup is better than ever, sweet

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zaruyache
January 13th 2014

6147 Comments


Yeah DiGiorgio played with Death but the question is: did he actually influence their songwriting? Because if Chuck and Andy wrote everything then his part on that album is kind of irrelevant.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2014

5985 Comments


Sad news... but, not so sad too.

This. Still, I don't want to see Testament becoming a "tech-thrash" band, although I love tech-thrash.

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thumbcrusher
January 14th 2014

3590 Comments


killer line up

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2014

1984 Comments


I'll take a tech-thrash Testament. Would be pretty cool, honestly.

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demon of surveillance
January 14th 2014

815 Comments


Sucks since he seemed like a really cool guy but DiGiorgio is god. Hopefully he stays for a while

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Impervious
January 14th 2014

346 Comments


Heavy Testament, is good Testament. Sounds like they will have an even heavier influence. Excited.

KILL
January 14th 2014

71167 Comments


u guys know he was in the gathering right and was inaudible as fuck they better turn his ass up and tech thrash? lol this is testament not sadus it aint gonna happen

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