Another staple act forged in the Bay Area’s thrash metal scene, Testament have continuously toured and recorded new material ever since their inception in 1982. Within the genre, Testament’s debut album The Legacy(1987) was a hit, but their follow-up The New Order(1988) started their mainstream ascent, charting on the Billboard 200, and earning them an opening spot for Megadeth’s So Far, So Good… So What! Tour.
According to lead guitarist Alex Skolnick, after a quick turn-around session, Testament gave The New Order over to the label only to learn that the record was too short and contractually required to be at least 40 minutes long.“We added the Aerosmith tune[‘Nobody’s Fault’],” Skolnick revealed,“we added those little instrumentals, we extended a couple of sections... .it was all done so we wouldn't be in breach of contract.” That’s the story of this thrash metal classic
Text: Testament, The New Order
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