Hear Thrash Vets Testament’s New Ripper “Children of the Next Level”

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Back in January, tried-and-true Bay Area thrash stalwarts Testament dropped the furious pit-starter “Night of the Witch,” the lead single off the quintet’s highly anticipated new album Titans of Creation, due April 3rd via Nuclear Blast. Today, March 6th, they’ve unleashed another mosh-ready ripper “Children of the Next Level” — which you can stream via YouTube below. The follow-up to 2016’s Brotherhood of the Snake, the band’s forthcoming 12-track full-length was recorded with Juan Urteaga and mixed by veteran producer and current Judas Priest touring guitarist Andy Sneap. Titans of Creation’s dramatic cover painting was created by artist Eliran Kantor, who has also collaborated with Iced Earth, Sodom, Soulfly and many other heavy hitters. See the cover art and full track listing below.

“It has been months since the final mixing of Titans of Creation and we are eager for fans to hear it,” Testament frontman Chuck Billy commented at the time of the album’s announcement. “We feel that we put a lot into this record and at the end of the day it is a Testament record that stands on its own. We are very proud of Titans of Creation.”

Testament are currently out on the road with fellow Bay Area thrashers Exodus and Death Angel, wrapping up the aptly named “The Bay Strikes Back 2020” European tour. Scroll on for the remaining four dates on the run.

Titans of Creation track listing:
01. Children Of The Next Level
02. WWII
03. Dream Deceiver
04. Night Of The Witch
05. City Of Angels
06. Ishtars Gate
07. Symptoms
08. False Prophet
09. The Healers
10. Code Of Hammurabi
11. Curse Of Osiris
12. Catacombs

Testament tour dates:
03/07 Manchester, UK – Academy
03/08 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
03/10 Brussels, BEL – AB
03/11 Hannover, GER – Capitol