On this day - TESTAMENT -The Legacy

in testament •  8 months ago

On this day April 21, 1987

TESTAMENT , American trash metal band from Berkeley, California formed in 1983 under the name Legacy
Testament is often credited as one of the most popular and influential bands and one of the leaders of the second wave of the genre in the late 1980s. In 1986, the band changed their name to Testament after finding out that there was a jazz band named Legacy.


Members :

  • Eric Peterson – guitars, backing vocals (1983–present) only constant member
  • Chuck Billy – lead vocals (1986–present)
  • Alex Skolnick – guitars, backing vocals (1983–1992, 2005–present)
  • Gene Hoglan – drums (1996–1997, 2011–present)
  • Steve Di Giorgio – bass, backing vocals (1998–2005, 2014–present)

On this day they released their debut album The Legacy .
Within three years after its release in 1987, The Legacy had sold over 150,000 copies in the U.S.

  • Over the Wall
  • The Haunting
  • Burnt Offerings
  • Raging Waters
  • C.O.T.L.O.D. (Curse of the Legions of Death)
  • First Strike Is Deadly
  • Do or Die
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Apocalyptic City

Testament line up on Legacy album

  • Chuck Billy – vocals
  • Alex Skolnick – guitar
  • Eric Peterson – guitar
  • Greg Christian – bass
  • Louie Clemente – drums
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