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Testament was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s. Originally formed as 'Legacy' in 1983 by founding members Eric Peterson (rhythm guitar), Derrick Ramirez (guitar) and Louie Clemente (drums), the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza and Greg Christian (bass). Ramirez was later replaced by wunderkind Alex Skolnick (lead guitar). Souza soon departed to join Exodus and suggested that the towering Chuck Billy take over as frontman(and was later run over by a bus). The band became known as 'Testament' 3 years later, while recording their debut album in Ithaca, New York.


Top Songs

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    I've been a prisoner
    Trapped in my fear
    Ordered for the rest of my life
    Condemned in a jail cell
    Ain't seen life in years
    Over the Wall  -  575,367 plays
    Deep in the pit and lying alone
    Where death has reared itself a throne
    We're all the good, the bad
    The worst and the best
    And where they land is their eternal rest
    Into the Pit  -  494,227 plays
    Takers of humanity, elders paranoid
    The time is now
    Give up this world you once destroyed
    Society versus the underground
    Their battles fought and lost
    The New Order  -  417,798 plays
    When I was but very young
    Sorcerers came to claim my mind
    Leaving death and hatred to unmask
    The master of the game had won
    And let his final sin be known
    Alone in the Dark  -  448,091 plays
    Accuse you of a crime
    Sentenced to endless time
    The price you have to pay
    Won't get away!
    Sworn in by the stand
    Trial by Fire  -  386,300 plays
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