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Testament Reveal ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ Album Artwork + Track Listing

Testament "Dark Roots Of Earth" Album Cover
Nuclear Blast Records

Get ready to thrash! Testament are emerging from the studio with a new album called ‘Dark Roots of Earth,’ and there will be plenty of ways to enjoy it.

The band has announced multiple format releases, including a traditional jewel case CD, a CD/DVD combo, and a vinyl offering.

The veteran thrash metal group just wrapped things up with renowned producer Andy Sneap and called upon Eliran Kantor to create the artwork for the set. ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ is due July 31.

Those who get the CD/DVD combo or the vinyl version will be treated to a trio of bonus covers. Testament took on Queen’s ‘Dragon Attack,’ Scorpions’ ‘Animal Magnetism’ and Iron Maiden’s ‘Powerslave’ for both packages.

The CD/DVD combo also comes with an extended version of the album track ‘Throne of Thorns.’ This marks the group’s first release since 2008′s standout effort, ‘The Formation of Damnation.’

Testament, ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ Track Listing:

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’

Bonus Deluxe Edition Tracks:

10. ‘Dragon Attack’ (Queen cover)
11. ‘Animal Magnetism’ (Scorpions cover)
12. ‘Powerslave’ (Iron Maiden cover)
13. ‘Throne of Thornes’ (extended version)

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