They missed the opportunity to call this “Bowling For Thrash”, but never mind. Testament hit the UK in June to play four dates, including a special one in London where fans can play a bit of 10-pin bowling with the band.
Esteemed frontman Chuck Billy said regarding their UK return:
Testament are excited to be playing some club dates in England. It’s been a while since we have played some intimate shows there and we can’t wait.
Be ready for a great night of thrash metal!
The gigs are all “darn sarf” (yes, Leamington Spa – you’re “south” to us in Glasgow!), which is a shame for all of us who live in colder climes but I’m sure the band will be back with a vengeance once their follow-up to 2012’s Dark Roots of Earth is released. Current plans are to have it out sometime over the summer.
Dates are as follows:
- 19th June – Oxford, O2 Academy
- 21st June – Leamington Spa, The Assembly
- 22nd June – Southampton, Engine Rooms
- 23rd June – London, Thrash’n’Bowl @ Brooklyn Bowl