TESTAMENT was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980's. Undoubtedly, they are the inventors of the thrash-metal wheel. Testament’s powerful sound, influence, and longevity make them one of the Top 5 All-Time Legendary Thrash Metal Bands, putting them in the company of SLAYER, MEGADETH, METALLICA, and ANTHRAX.
For this record, "The Formation Of Damnation", the band brought their original line-up back together – vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson & Alex Skolnick, and bassist Greg Christian – and added friend and former member, Paul Bostaph. "It’s been a long time, but I’m glad we waited because we have pretty much the full lineup back,” says Peterson.