As you may recall, drummer Paul Bostaph suffered a serious injury a couple of months ago. As a result, Bostaph was forced to sit out of the recording sessions for Testament’s new album Dark Roots Of Evil (due out in early 2012). And unfortunately, it looks as though Bostaph won’t be able to join the band for their upcoming tour with Anthrax and Death Angel either.
However, Testament have turned to some good friends and pretty rad drummers to help them out. Playing with Testament from October 28 to November 13 will be none other than Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory/Dethklok/Death), who actually recorded drums for the new album while Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler also recorded two bonus tracks. Filling in for the remainder of the tour, as previously announced, will be John Tempesta (ex-White Zombie/The Cult).
Hoglan had the following to say about his upcoming touring gig:
“As many of you know, I just played on the new Testament record, Dark Roots Of Earth, which went amazingly well. The dudes were kind enough ask me to join them for a couple weeks on this tour with Anthrax and Death Angel. I’m super stoked to do the shows. It’s going to be a great time. Just so everybody knows, I will be selling my Drum Instructional DVD, The Atomic Clock, at the shows (shameless plug). If you can’t make it out to one of the shows, buy it on line!”
Both Hoglan and Tempesta’s time on the tour will actually be somewhat of a reunion for Testament. Hoglan performed on 1997’s Demonic, though didn’t stay in the band long enough to tour. Tempesta, on the other hand, played with the band numerous times on and off (making appearances on 1994’s Low, 2001’s First Strike Still Deadly, and 2005’s Live In London). Funnily enough, Tempesta was also Anthrax’s drum technician early on in his career.
You can check out an updated itinerary of tour dates for Anthrax, Testament and Death Angel’s tour after the jump.
10/14 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
10/15 Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
10/16 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/18 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
10/19 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
10/22 Los Angeles, CA – Nokia LA Live
10/23 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
10/24 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/26 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
10/28 Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
10/29 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
10/30 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/1 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
11/2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/4 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
11/5 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore Charlotte
11/6 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11/8 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
11/10 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/11 Worcester, MA – Palladium
11/12 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11/13 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
11/15 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
11/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/19 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave